It’s critical to pick someone you love for the right reasons when you’re in love with the person you intend to marry. To a certain extent, it’s also crucial that your parents like your future spouse. On the other hand, some parents have unrealistically high standards and will never accept who you marry unless they can select him or her themselves.
Regardless of how your parents feel about your partner, they should accept his or her choice and refrain from expressing negative opinions. Even if they must express their feelings toward your spouse, there is a time and place for everything. One mother-in-law went too far by airing her dislike of who her son had chosen to marry while she was in labor. That’s not the right moment or place!