Skinny Girl mogul and burgeoning talk show host Bethenny Frankel had guests on today to discuss the prickly issue of in-laws. One woman said her mother-in-law barges into her and her husband’s home uninvited at 4:30 in morning. Said meddler also takes it upon herself to rearrange their furniture and cabinets, and to pilfer things. Once, when asked “How’s the baby?” the wife responded, “He just started walking!” “No the other baby,” the MIL countered, referring to her 30-something son.
To all of this Bethenny sounds off:
“Everyone who’s married has [in-law problems]. You have to be united.”
“If you’re going through something, your mother-in-law is, too.” Here Bethenny is referring to “manias,” internal struggles, etc, that you have to be sensitive to.
“It’s just a dynamic. Someone is raised for 35 years by someone, and they have to adjust.”
“As long as you and your husband are a unit as a family, then everyone else will have to adjust.”
Frankel herself admits to having her fair share of in-law scuffles. Nevertheless, she maintains great perspective rooted in her commitment to her husband, Jason Hoppy, and daughter Bryn.
Lots of <3,