I have a beautiful 26-year-old daughter who is an Ayuverda physician. Two years ago we married her to a dentist in another city. She had to move in with her husband’s family. Her mother-in-law abused her emotionally because of religious issues, and because my daughter earns a living and enjoys her work. My daughter never told me of any of her problems with her in-laws.
Two months ago she decided to move back to my house. I was shocked to see the state my child was in. She told me she was never going to move back in with her husband or with his family.
I have told my son-in-law that the only solution is for him and my daughter to move out and have their own place. However, he does not want to do that, because his parents rely completely on his care. He never speaks up for my daughter, because he does not want to offend his mother. He is also not supportive of my daughter furthering her studies, because he has decided to start a family and wants her to give up her work.
Since my daughter has moved back in with me and my husband, she has been studying to complete her medical examinations.
I am so worried by this situation that I cannot think of anything else.
My daughter understands that she could lose her husband and ruin her life, because it is highly unlikely to find a good match for a divorced woman.
I don’t want to live with the shame of seeing her divorced. I know she will be happy and successful in her career, but what good is that when she does not have a partner?
What could I possibly do to save my daughter’s marriage and her happiness? I blame myself for marrying her into such an uncaring family.