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My mother is being tortured by her DIL. But scared to confront!

Asked by Female, 53, Married
My mother is being mentally tortured by her daughter-in-law that is my bhabhi, I can't tell this to my brother as he is very short tempered and may be he will not believe it. My mother is frightened to open her mouth as she has to rather wants to live with them. I want to help my mother even ready to look after her forever(which she refuses). She is suffering and I m getting sleepless nights worrying about her. What should I do?
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Chandni Gandhi
Counselling Psychologist


It feels good to notice your concern about your mother and willingness to look after her :) she is very lucky to have you. i can also understand that it must be painful to watch her go through trouble on daily basis and not being able to do anything about it.

please help us understand what kind of mental trouble are you talking about by few examples, that will help us guide you better of how to deal with this situation

for now make sure you take good care of yourself, if you get weak, you wont be able to help your mother with it, also express it to her that you are always there and she is not alone in all this, that will give her courage to help herself

Hope this helps :)

Do write back with examples so we can help you better

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