Monday, September 26, 2011

Daughter-in-Law vs Daughter

Congratulating a friend after her son and daughter got married within a month of each other, a woman asked, "What kind of boy did your daughter marry?"

"Oh, he's wonderful," gushed the mother. "He lets her sleep late, wants her to go to the beauty parlour regularly, and insists on taking her out to dinner every night."

"That's sounds lovely," said the woman. "What about your son?"

"I'm not so happy about that," the mother sighed. "His wife sleeps late, spends all her time in the beauty parlour, and makes them eat take-out meals!"

We laugh but this is not funny when it happens to you.
This illustration posted on Pastor Albert Kang's blog clearly shows the marked difference in perspective between a woman's view of her daughter-in-law and the same woman's attitude towards her daughter. Unfortunately, in many cases, such double standards are a sad but accurate depiction of female relational dynamics in family life.


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