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

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Wiley, Oct 25, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
"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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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 ... Read full review


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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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