I have always been very thankful to people who follow me or people who comment and also welcome critical questions or comments. But there are also readers who send me mails probably with the intention not to offend me by posting a negative question or sometimes they seriously want to know something but do not want to reveal their identities. I personally make it a point to reply to each one. Few days back I received the below quoted mail from a reader. With her permission I am posting it here, with a hope that as many of you will reply to her and help her find an answer. I have a mix of readers here, and it would be also interesting to know what each one of you has to say. The mail has been edited, but all the parameters for you to analyse her situation and answer is present in here.
...... Dear Sunita (SuKupedia) I came across your post when I was searching something to read on how important is it for new mothers to rest. I read your article (click here) and thought to myself here is another person who is writing something about some issue without maybe literally helping out someone in trouble. When I finished reading your article I was happy that you offered a solution to the problem (parenting class for the entire family). My dear this is just a distant dream, in India this is not something which will happen soon. (she has mentioned a lot of personal problems here). I have a few questions here for you, how do you think I should tell my MIL that I can sleep only when the baby sleeps? What am I supposed to do when she comes and wakes me up everytime a guest comes to meet the new mother and baby? Should I shoo the guests away or should I fight with my MIL, because talking to her does not help, it ends up in an argument. Relationship between me and my husband has strained a lot because of this. I am stressed because of this motherhood not really sure should I be enjoying this? I hope you are not someone who just writes a blog and leaves it but will also answer questions of your readers.
I have written a reply to her, but at the same time asked her if I could post it here and find out what others think of this problem, please share your opinions and views....