LISTENER EMAIL: Old World Worries
My fiancé George is Greek and he has so many rich traditions that he’s introduced me to that I love.
But there’s one that he recently sprung on me that I’m not so excited about, and I’m not sure how to deal with it.
George wants his mother to move in with us when we get married. He says that in Greek life, they don’t just “throw their elders into nursing homes to be forgotten about.” They take care of their parents and grandparents and almost always move them in.
Now I love George’s mother (who is a widow), but I never imagined that my first adult home would be shared with my husband and my mother- in-law. Am I horrible for not wanting her there?
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