“Your husband’s mother has more right in your house than your mother” – Woman tells married women
A Nigerian woman has sparked conversation online following her assertion on who has more rights in a couple’s house, between the husband’s mother and the wife’s mother.
In a Facebook post that has now gone viral, the woman, a fashion model, told married women to understand that their husbands’ mothers have more rights in their homes than their biological mothers.
According to her, the husband’s mother has more rights in the house because the house belongs to her son.
She insinuated that the wife’s mother has limited rights because she’s a guest and should be treated as such.
“Realistically your husband’s mother has more right in your house than your mother. Your mum is a guest! This is the truth even tho una no go gree but ogbasarom.
“Understanding boundaries means understanding that there are things your husband’s mother will get away with in her son’s house that your mother can’t get away with.” She wrote.
Her post spurred varying reactions as social media users shared their thoughts on the issue. While some agreed with her, others completely disagreed and gave their reasons.
A Twitter user @TomiwaAdeyemi8 wrote, “No matter who owns the house whether the husband, the wife or joint owned both parents are guess there and none has more right than the other”.
See more reactions as you scroll.
Please both are guests.
Yeah, before the wife moved in, the mother could have been living there.
However, in marriage, the mother should respect privacy. It’s “what is mine, is yours”.
— Chidiebere Dê Raphäel (@chidieberer1) March 29, 2023
It’s funny, how y’all are raised seeing how you guys apportion rights to your loved ones.
Both inlaws are family, and family are meant to be respected, care for and shown love too.
— tamee dapp (@DappTamee) March 29, 2023
At this point I and my husband would bring 50/50 of the money when building our house,make nobody tell me say one person get right pass the other…both mothers are guest and when they’re done visiting they’d leave biko
— Ihavefeelingstoo🥺 (@Cheisy_girl) March 29, 2023