The ties that bind and bind and bind: a survival guide to in-law relationships
In-law relationships are among the most challenging issues a couple must face. Holidays, money management and the most trivial of squabbles can turn into major obstacles for any couple when the in-laws are involved.Many times in-law relationships can bring about the downfall of a couple. But many of the issues that cause these problems can be avoided -- even before marriage.The Ties That Bind...and Bind...and Bind explores the life cycle of in-law relationships from all the players' point of view. Each chapter includes checklists of tips for each member of the family: parents-in-law, in-law children -- and the siblings are not ignored either! The author even includes the special issues associated with grandparents-in-law.Two basic principles are the cornerstones of The Ties That Bind...and Bind...and Bind. If in-law problems fester and grow, they inevitably poison a couple's relationship. And, it is primarily the couple's responsibility to handle and prevent in-law problems before their marriage is adversely affected.Sylvia Bigelsen, a marriage counselor with 25 years of experience, utilizes real case studies to illustrate various problems that couples encounter.The Ties That Bind...and Bind...and Bind will help any couple: -- look realistically at the origin of relationship difficulties-- anticipate potential problems and work on solutions before the trouble begins-- understand the way in which your family influences your assumptions and expectations of marriage and family-- work toward and expect harmonious solutions to problems-- recognize when compromise is not possible and make the best decision you can to work around the problem-- realize that the source of solutions reside with you -- you can't change others, you can only cha
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