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How do I prevent my boyfriend's parents from interfering in the future of our relationship?

Asked by Female, 21, Single
My boyfriend's parents have been divorced for quite sometime. And both have remarried different people. He's so scared of his dads wife and yes he has snapped on many occasions when my mom or even I for that matter of fact. During the past two years on two occasions his dads wife has threatened to "slit my throat" and has called me a whore. How do I prevent her from interfering in the future of our relationship?
Thumb sneha jayagopal

Dear Writer, thank you for writing in. It takes courage to reach out and take this step. With your problem what I see is that your boyfriend and you and are being subjected to emotional and verbal abuse. You both are adults and no one can technically dictate or control your future. Is your boyfriend financially independent? It's possible that years of emotional abuse has created this illusion of control. But in reality should she try to threaten you physically then you can file an FIR. It's important to believe that you and your boyfriend are not helpless and need not subject yourselves to this behaviour. Your boyfriend firstly needs to be willing to stand up for himself. Unless he helps himself, then no one can help him either.
What does your boyfriend want to do about this?
Please message back to continue our discussion and let me know what you think. Regards

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