[20-June-2009] Summary for Ggong's 20s - Wednesday, 17-June-2009
1. A listener wrote a message about the relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law.
She said that her mother-in-law loves her son (listener's hubby) very much. So, she feels very stressful with the relationship. One day, she rambled to her sister-in-law (mom-in-law's daughter) about the mom-in-law personalities and also about her feeling and difficulties serving her mom-in-law. Sister-in-law seems to understand her and commented, "I can understand your feelings/position because I also get to live with my mom-in-law". However, her sister-in-law passed listener's words/rambling to the mom. So now, listener's mom-in-law got very upset made a phone call to the listener. Therefore, this listener wants to find out what she can do to make her mom-in-law happy again.
Ggong commented that there is a korean proverb like. "I hate helping sister-in-law more than mom-in-law" (meaning that a person hates a sister-in-law who helped her, more than her mom-in-law)
He also mentioned that he had read a book related to mom and her son relationship. The book says that the relationship is also like man and woman (couple) relationship. He cannot understand women's mind/psychology.
So, there was a time when Ggong expressed his thoughts to his mom about it. He said that eventhough he's a man, he really cannot understand the relationship. Mom-in-law and her son's relationship is like a couple's relationship. Most mom treat her son like a boyfriend, thus the feeling is like couple's. His mom was surprised with what he said.