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What would you do if your partner slapped your mother?

By: Natasha Archary

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An influencer’s viral video in which passers-by where asked what they would do if their partner slapped their mother drove the conversation on Drive 959 with Glen Lewis on Tuesday, 04 June.

While many listeners drew the line and made it clear no one would put hands on their mother, if the scenario was switched and it was you slapping your partner’s mother how would you expect your partner to react?

Conflict in relationships, whether one is married or just dating will always be there. Some issues will be easy to resolve but there will be times when difficulties and family disputes are not easily dealt with.

However, does anything warrant one to slap a partner’s mother?

The answer from the Drive 959 team was a resounding NO!

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your in-laws or partner’s mother in particular is important for the sanctity of your marriage or relationship.

While many listeners felt that having a relationship with your in-laws is important, out of respect for your spouse it may be best to know your place.

It’s important to respect the boundaries that your spouse has set when it comes to their family and honour that your presence may be welcome but your voice and hands may not be.

Dealing with in-laws family politics:

Problems come and go and your in-laws will resolve their issues but may be resentful towards you if you crossed a line. If you’re not married to your partner but have been in a long-term relationship, it goes without saying, you simply do not get involved.

Marriages are challenging enough without further complications and relations with in-laws have been known to sever ties between spouses. Coming between your spouse and their family is never a good idea and can only end badly.

Your role within your spouse’s family has it’s limitations and you’re only as involved as they would like you to be, so keep that in mind. Be there for your partner but give their family the time and space to manage matters without you.

Other factors include family dynamics and core values as well as their belief system. All of which you don’t want to disrupt.

Listen to the conversation on Drive 959:

Also read: Have you ever been racially profiled when making a big purchase?

Written by: Natasha



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