, Be sensitive to a mother's feeling of jealousy and understand that she is going through emotional changes. Let her spend time with her son without you. Give them space together. Be open to the idea that she may not change. Look to other women for advice, kindness and mentoring. Recognize and avoid triggers that create hostility or coldness. Offer warmth and politeness to her, and don't feel offended if she stays distant. Love her and her son anyway...and remember her when your own son gets married one day.