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Dear Future Mother-In-Law, Let Me Call You ‘Aunty' For Now

I hope you do not think of me as that woman who can never leave her family of origin behind while she starts one of her own. I would like to think of it as our families joining, melding and expanding to make more room in our hearts and our last names. This is my dearest wish, Aunty. My other wish is to have such a warm relationship with you that calling you "mom" comes naturally and from the heart for me.
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3 Laws Of The Mother-In-Law Phenomenon

Doris Roberts, who starred in the show Everybody Loves Raymond passed away on 20 April. She played the nosy and overbearing mother-in-law to Raymond's wife in the sitcom and her character is not very different from our own homegrown Indian mothers-in-law. Doris, a fine actor, epitomized the mother-in-law phenomenon. If you're not sure of what that entails, read on.