The Mother-in-Law's Manual: Proven Strategies for Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Married Children [NOOK Book]

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When her boys married, Susan Lieberman had no idea that there was an entire new learning curve waiting just around the corner. She had expected parenting to be demanding, but it never occurred to her to think her sons marrying would bring its own challenges. Where was Dr. Spock on this stage of development? Now in The Mother-In-Law?s Challenge Lieberman uses the same strategy she found so helpful when her children were growing up? talking to other women going through the same experiences. She invites women ...
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The Mother-in-Law's Manual: Proven Strategies for Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Married Children

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Overview

When her boys married, Susan Lieberman had no idea that there was an entire new learning curve waiting just around the corner. She had expected parenting to be demanding, but it never occurred to her to think her sons marrying would bring its own challenges. Where was Dr. Spock on this stage of development? Now in The Mother-In-Law’s Challenge Lieberman uses the same strategy she found so helpful when her children were growing up— talking to other women going through the same experiences. She invites women everywhere to join in the conversation. It begins with women’s expectations before their children marry and ends with hopes about how their children will behave when their mothers are really old. It deals with all facets of the in-law relationship, including how to handle difficult family members, how to discuss what seems like impending disaster and how to approach babies having babies. There is, Lieberman says, complete consensus that mothers-in-law simply must "Keep your mouth shut." But that simple rule is not so simple. Mothers say, "I just want my children to be happy." But, in fact, they also want to be happy, to feel loved by their children and their families, and to be part of their lives with easy and respectful communications. "Is that too much to ask?" Women who join the coffee klatch with Susan Lieberman will finally find the wisdom on the last stage of parenting that Dr. Spock never thought to provide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936474547
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 161
  • Sales rank: 240,763
  • File size: 688 KB

Meet the Author

SUSAN ABEL LIEBERMAN, Ph.D. has written five books, including New Traditions: Redefining Celebrations for Today’s Family. She attended Vassar College and the University of California as an undergraduate, holds a master’s in city planning from Berkeley, and a Ph. D. in public policy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is ordained as an interfaith minister. She has been married for forty years to Michael W. Lieberman, M.D. a poet who is chairman of pathology and head of the Research Institute at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. With children and grandchildren on both coasts, she is well-versed in the challenges presented by every stage of family life.
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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    Every MIL in the world needs this book! To Anonymous who said &

    Every MIL in the world needs this book! To Anonymous who said "Much of this information seems like plain old common sense" must have never met my MIL. Common sense, unfortunately, isn't very common. If it were in this case, there would not be so many stories about the "monster-in-law". Too many mothers cannot understand that their grown children are just that - GROWN. Capable of making their own decisions (that YOU may not like), living their own lives (as YOU should be, instead of meddling in theirs), and do not want your unsolicited advice/critiques. YOU did not like your MIL telling you what to do, so don't make the same mistake. It can (and WILL) cost your children - and grandchildren - a DIVORCE! So go back and re-read those 10 Commandments a few more times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Would make a good pamphlet.

    The only inspired statement in this book was Ms. Lieberman's ten commandments. Much of this information seems like plain old common sense. It also seems as though the last chapter(s) were an afterthought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2009

    Before you acquire a daughter-in-law, you MUST buy this book!

    How I wish I had read this book three years earlier, right before my only son's wedding. This book puts things in good perspective, gives sound advice, and most of all...calms you down! Get this book, read it and re-read it. Every MIL in the world should have this book, including my own.

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    Posted October 14, 2010

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