One husband is currently dealing with some savage comments he received from his own mother when he told his mum his wife could not have children. “[It] was absolutely devastating for [my wife] and she’s only recently been able to accept it and move on,” he began. “However for the sake of privacy we kept this to ourselves (my wife insisted not to tell our parents) and everything has gone back to normal.”1kidsHowever, at a family dinner: “My mum brings up the grandkids thing again. I try to change the subject as it is clearly upsetting my wife but my mum just kept going on and on about how the best part of life is having kids of your own. It was seriously like she knew my wife couldn’t have kids and was trying to f*** with her, it was insane.”  But when he told his mother the real situation, things took a turn for the worse.

“I was expecting my mum who has always been an incredibly sweet woman to run over and hug my wife and apologize and tell her everything was going to be ok. But instead she looked me dead in the eye and said ‘Marriage is about having children and raising a family, if Claire can’t give you that than maybe you should be exploring your options.'”

His wife fled in tears.  The husband says: “She … has been clinging to me since we left the restaurant because she’s scared what my mom said is true. I would never leave her, but I hate to see her like this. I also don’t know how to deal with my mum and get through to her.” The response is unanimous – the mother has crossed a line that should never be crossed.