Post # 1
This is just for fun, for Mother’s Day!
So, this is my first Mother’s Day with my SO. My mom takes this holiday VERY seriously, and trust me, I have “ruined” many a Mother’s Day by not meeting her high standards… I’m sure other bees with high maintenance mothers understand! My SO will be joining me in taking my mother out this year, which should be interesting.
My mom loves loves lovvvvvves my SO to the point where I almost feel like she’s flirting with him (I mean, who can blame her, he’s the best!)… I’m glad she likes him so much, but she can be a little weird. She’s in her post divorce from my dad “getting wild with her new boyfriend” phase. But I truly am glad that she thinks I landed such a great guy.
My SO is very, very sweet to my mom, but he definitely is not the biggest fan. I mean, he sees when she is critical of me and gets very defensive. It’s sweet, but also I’m like “thanks, but I’m used to my mom getting mad at me, it’s fine.” He’s not close with his family, so I think it’s been a bit of an adjustment for him, being with someone who spends a lot of time with their family. He’s cute about it though, says I’m teaching him to be Jewish.
Anyway, how about you? Does your SO view your mom as a friend? Or as the evil mother in law????
Post # 3
Both my mum & husband are very very easy to get along with, so that was never gona be an issue. I also love his mum too, but only in small doses LOL
Post # 4
They get along really well, no worries there 🙂
Post # 5
My SO and my mom get along really well. He sees her like a mom and she loves him! SO’s mom and I had a little rough patch last year but she loves me now and I’m excited that we’ll all be a family within the next few years 🙂
Post # 6
My Fiance loves being a part of my family and they LOVE him! I come from a large Italian family and they are very protective of me. Fiance treats me like a queen and they love and respect him for it. he’s the first guy in my life they adore. makes life much easier for me Lol!
Post # 7
Since my parents divorced, my once mommas boy brother completely cut ties with my Mom and I – which was completely heartbreaking. But, my Mom has considered my Darling Husband her son since day one of our relationship. To give you an idea of how much my Mom likes him, she let him use her diamond from her wedding band in my engagement ring as a surprise to me (LOVE my heirloom diamond and I remember always staring at her big ole rock as a child). Talk about being on Moms good side!
Post # 8
My parents have basically adopted Fiance as their son. They love him (sometimes more than me I think haha!) Since my FI’s mother passed away when he was in high school my mom has definitely taken it as her personal duty to “take over” that role. Oddly enough, his mother and my mother share the last same 4 digits of their social. Weird! My mom also takes that as a sign that she is his mom #2.
Very early in Fiance and my relationship I broke up with him because I wasn’t sure I was ready to be in a serious relationship because we had both just gotten out of relationships. My mom called Fiance up and told him I was making a mistake! Lol! I didn’t know about this until after, so I guess she was right! I only lasted a (painful) month without him.
Post # 9
I can’t really vote…they don’t “love” each other but they get along perfectly well. They can talk between themselves if I’m not around and we all have a good time together but it’s not like “oh yay you’re mom’s coming over!!” lol I’m not like that with my SO’s parents either…it’s kind of like “ugh” when her mom comes over even though I get along perfectly well with her mom too. Not sure why it feels like that lol
Post # 10
My mom and I are like oil and water. My SO is very similar in temperment to me.
He and my mom basically have an uneasy truce. He’s polite to her becasue she’s my mom but he really doesn’t like her. I don’t think she really likes him either to be honest but knows enough to keep her mouth shut and be polite.
I don’t care. I’m used to her shit and they’re both stuck with each other 🙂
Post # 11
I voted that my mom loves him but he can’t stand her. Though that’s not entirely accurate. My mom does treat my husband like the son she never had, and although she can rreally get on his nerves and he’s not used to her parenting style sometimes, he does love her and he recognizes how wonderful she is to him. I would say that my husband is pretty much totally comfortable around my mom now.
Post # 12
Darling Husband and my mom get along great! Heck – he is even the one who came up with the idea to invite them to do a cruise vacation with us!
I get along really well with my Mother-In-Law too!
Post # 13
My mom loves my Fiance. I’m her only child so I think she likes to feel like she also has a son, lol. Its super cute.
Post # 14
They get along just fine. They’ve certainly never argued or anything; they just have different approaches to life, I guess. I put that they “love” each other, but I don’t know if that’s how they’d describe it.
Post # 15
@laughs: My Boyfriend or Best Friend has met my mother once in 2+ years, and yes, that is intentional. As many of you know, my mother is a little imbalanced and terrifying.
Let me give you an example of what my mother thought was appropriate conversation when they first met and when we had only been dating 2 months:
Mom: So, were you nervous to meet me?
Boyfriend or Best Friend: No, ma’am.
Mom:…excuse me? Would you care to rephrase that?
Boyfriend or Best Friend: …do I need to speak up?
Mom: (pissed) Well, you should be. I’m her mother, after all. You’ll understand when the two of YOU have kids.
End scene. She also always asks for his phone number, and when I ask why, she says “I just want to chat with my son-in-law.” When I remind her he’s not her son-in-law, she responds “that’s exactly what I’d like to talk about.”
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My Mother is very difficult at times and he puts up with her like a champ. She loves him, and he loves her. But if I were him, I don’t know if I would love her. LOL So yeah, my husband is a friggin’ saint.