Overly protective mothers of their adult sons, nosy mother-in-laws, or women who interfere in every step of their adult child's marriage or parenting can often cause a great deal of family tension. While everyone has different approaches to marriage or raising children, as long as everyone is safe, healthy, and happy there is usually no reason to judge or intervene. While there are of course some woman who find the perfect balance and have great relationships with their son or daughter's partner, the stereotype doesn't always paint mother-in-laws in the best light. It's normal to want your children to have stable and fulfilling adult lives, but sometimes in-laws need to take a steep step back and read the room.
So, when an expecting mother decided to consult the internet's moral compass of Reddit's "Am I the As*hole?" about her complicated relationship with her mother-in-law, people were quick to offer some insight.