'I am attracted to my son-in-law...'

Sep 03, 2013, 23:45 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm 49 with a 23-year-old daughter who recently got married. My son-in-law is 29. He is a fine gentleman and treats me with utmost respect.

He’s in love with my daughter and is a great husband. In spite of all this, I think I’ve developed some feelings for him. It might come across as odd but I find him really hot. But I’ll never do anything that will harm my only child’s happiness.
— Renu

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Renu,
Now that you have confessed, hopefully you have got it out of your mind. Remember when your daughter finds out, you will lose her forever. Your fantasy will ruin three lives — yours, his and your daughter’s. You are like a mother to him. I am sure he does not harbour any such thoughts and will be shellshocked when he finds out. He is giving you importance as you are his wife’s mother. It is a new relationship and he is showering you with attention which is drawing you towards him. Banish such thoughts and play your role of a mother-in-law instead.

Diana will solve it!
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