The In-Law Survival Manual: A Guide to Cultivating Healthy In-Law Relationships

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"An excellent resource for understanding the dynamics of the in-law relationship and how to make yours a positive experience."--Cele G. Lalli, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Bride magazine.

Adding new family members to the mix can be tough. Not all mothers-in-law are controlling, and not all brothers-in-law are lazy. But even if you have problem in-laws, you can learn to change your relationship with them. In fact, once you clear the natural hurdles, you may even learn to like your ...

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Overview

"An excellent resource for understanding the dynamics of the in-law relationship and how to make yours a positive experience."--Cele G. Lalli, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Bride magazine.

Adding new family members to the mix can be tough. Not all mothers-in-law are controlling, and not all brothers-in-law are lazy. But even if you have problem in-laws, you can learn to change your relationship with them. In fact, once you clear the natural hurdles, you may even learn to like your in-laws!

In this wise and witty guide, family therapist Gloria Call Horsley offers practical advice on how to prevent, identify, and solve in-law problems. You'll learn how to negotiate common trouble spots--like power, money, and family holidays. This survival manual is packed with helpful exercises to improve your in-law relationships, and you can also use the handy quiz in this book to find out what kind of in-law you are.

Whether you're about to get married, or you've been struggling with your in-laws for decades, it's never too late to build healthy (and even loving!) in-law relationships. Let The In-Law Survival Manual show you how.

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Editorial Reviews

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Most people do not stop to think that when they've taken their wedding vows, they're also taking on a troop of people along with their spouse. Horsley (In-Laws: A Guide to Extended Family Therapy, Wiley, 1995), a family therapist with over 15 years' experience, has written a much-needed guide to help you get along with that troop. She uses lots of anecdotes from her practice to point out common in-law problems. Her basic technique is to emphasize how readers can change their outlook and attitude about the situation rather than attempting to change the in-law. She suggests that by "building good in-law relationships...you can add depth and breadth to your life that you may not otherwise have." The guide also includes several exercises to help improve in-law relationships and quizzes to help readers assess their own in-law situation. Recommended for general collections.-Belinda Jean Pugh, NAVSTA Lib., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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Meet the Author

GLORIA CALL HORSLEY, RN, MFCC, is a family therapist in private practice in San Francisco. A recognized expert on in-law issues, she has written a book for counselors on therapy for the extended family. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and on television talk shows.
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Table of Contents

TYPES OF IN-LAWS.

What Type of In-Law Are You?

Bad In-Laws and Good In-Laws.

STAGES OF THE IN-LAW RELATIONSHIP.

Forming, Storming, Norming, and Conforming.

Marrying the Family.

When Babies Enter the In-Law Picture.

Changing Tides--Aging and the In-Law Relationship.

JUMPING IN-LAW HURDLES.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place--Dealing with Divided Loyalties.

Who's the Boss?

The Struggle for Power.

Can We Talk?

Coping with Communication Problems.

The Holidays--An In-Law Adventure That Keeps on Going...and Going...and Going.

Money, Love, and Other Scarce In-Law Resources.

When In-Laws Hurt the One You Love.

MENDING FENCES.

Happily Ever After?

Holding On to In-Law Relationships.

Your In-Law Inventory.

Notes.

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