Controversial Ghanaian marriage counsellor, Carstensen Lutterodt, has said wives shouldn’t be nice to their mother-in-laws.
Lutterodt, who sated this in an interview with TV3, noted that any woman who is nice to her mother-in-law will have problems in the future.
According to him, it’s disrespectful to try to be friendly with one’s mother-in-law, as it’s impossible to respect one’s friend.
In his words,
“Anyone who compliments the mother-in-law has a problem. Anyone nice to the mother-in-law will have a problem in the future. You will never be able to befriend your mother-in-law. It’s depravity and disrespect.
My wife and my mother will never be friends. They do not fi*ht, but they are unable to be friends. Respect must be present. The respect comes from the fact that she is an in-law, and you respect her on that level. You are not required to be nice to your mother-in-law.
“Don’t address her as your mother. She is your wife’s mother-in-law. Don’t be shy about saying it. She is not your mother, but rather your husband’s mother. You will never be her daughter. Remember that.”