Its insane really. I grew up with a liberal mother who wanted me to go out there and make something of myself. I was doing that until about three years ago. I was working full time, had a place of my own, and was living a good independent life. Then I got married and everything was turned upside down. I don't know what I expected really. I think its shock that people can still be so traditional and backwards.
The weirdest thing is that now that I am married I have never felt more like a child. My Mother in Law (MIL) has a weird way of lecturing me. Telling me really obvious things. The other day it was how to close the bathroom door. Complete with a demonstration using the door. Because apparently i close the door loudly and it disturbs her at night. And the weird thing is that she does not see that her early morning banging around and late night guests disturb me too.
Another lecture involved telling my husband that he should brush his teeth every night before bed. Isn't that a given? My husband is a grown man.