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1,153 - Getting Advice from Mothers-in-Law

November 7th, 2015

Episode 316 of 489 episodes

According to your mother-in-law, your life would be so much better if you’d just listen to your mother-in-law. Find out why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:39 Explanations: 4:07 Fast dialog: 20:05 Marc: Who was that? Carla: It was your mother – again. She wanted to give me another piece of unsolicited advice about housekeeping. She’s called five times this week already. Marc: She’s just trying to be helpful. Carla: I wish she’d do it without being so critical. I feel like she enjoys finding fault with everything I do. Marc: She’s a little overeager to help, that’s all. Don’t think of it as her interfering. Think of it as her giving you support. She isn’t like your mother. Carla: What do you mean? Marc: What do I mean?! She’s constantly giving me advice on how to be a better husband. Carla: Well, we just got married and she wants our marriage to be the best it can be. Marc: I know, but your mother has a really sharp tongue and she doesn’t hold back. She butts in whenever I’m trying to do something to tell me how to do it better. Carla: Just like your mother, she’s only trying to help. Marc: With her constant sarcastic comments? Carla: That’s just her sense of humor. She doesn’t mean anything by it. She likes you. Marc: She has a strange way of showing it. Carla: All of this talk about mothers-in-law is getting our blood up. At this rate, we won’t be able to follow the best piece of marriage advice we’ve received so far. Marc: Which was? Carla: Don’t go to bed angry. Marc: Who’s angry? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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