If this is not to happen, Indian mothers need to be independent, occupied with life outside the family and self-satisfied. Indian mothers should have a steady income - or EPF/Pension will do They should have their own house, to themselves They should be independent enough to get around on their own, self-driving/Uber/public transport Know how to deal with the procedures in places like the hospital, ticket counters, shopping malls, restaurants, etc They should have friends, go out and indulge in hobbies. This way, Indian mothers won't cling on sons and trouble their daughters-in-law. The solution to most Indian families' problems is Indian women being independent and having a financial standing. Let's work towards this. It benefits men too. Change.