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Pentheraphobia: the fear of the Mother-In-Law

By Hayley Birch

What's so scary about it (her)?
Do you really need me to tell you? Consider the panic that ensues every time your own parents - not to mention anyone else's - suggest popping round for coffee.

What do the scientists say about it?

Although several sources list heart palpitations and nausea as symptoms, there's not a word about pentheraphobia from the real hardcore of scientists. But what do they know?

Pentheraphobia: True or False

I believe in science and on 99 out of 100 occasions I'll go with what the scientists say. But when the scientists say nothing, what do you do? Go with your instinct. Mother-in-laws seem like a pretty terrifying concept to me. It just has to be true.

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