But now that you are married to him you realize that he actually "worships" his mother like she is "God himself" and you are just one of the other people in the room with no special qualities.
They know that the wife cooks for him, cleans, buys him clothes, etc.
and that those things STOPPED when he became a man and got married. The last time you went over to his mom’s place (which is probably weekly), she asked you if your test came back from the doctors.
She forced her son to wait on her hand and foot, and she showered him with very unhealthy attention that bordered on looking at him as her spouse instead of her son.
You may have thought it was a good sign when he said you were just like his mother, whom he loves dearly.
To “cleave” means “to adhere to, stick to, or join with.” It is a unique joining of two people into one entity.