For different reasons, the Brinkleys’ two previous daughters-in-law hadn’t been able to resist Rachel’s maternal control and Anthony’s gentle charm and had settled into their husbands’ family without rocking the boat.
Author: Joanna Trollope
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An elegant, wry, and superbly nuanced story about a woman with three sons—and three daughters in law—who must come to terms with the new configuration of her family. As Anthony and Rachel Brinkley welcome their third daughter-in-law to the family, they don’t quite realize the profound shift that is about to take place. For different reasons, the Brinkleys’ two previous daughters-in-law hadn’t been able to resist Rachel’s maternal control and Anthony’s gentle charm and had settled into their husbands’ family without rocking the boat. But Charlotte—very young, very beautiful, and spoiled—has no intention of falling into step with the Brinkleys and wants to establish her own household. Soon Rachel’s sons begin to think of their own houses as home and of their mother’s house as simply the place where their parents live—a necessary and inevitable shift of loyalties that threatens Rachel’s sense of herself, breaks Anthony’s heart, and causes unexpected consequences in all the marriages. Then a crisis brings these changes to the surface, and everyone has to learn what family love means all over again.
Comments ranged from "I'm glad she doesn't visit" to "I wish she were dead." It's safe to say this is one of the more complicated human relationships!
Author: Elisabeth Graham
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Seventy percent of women polled expressed dissatisfaction with their mother-in-law or daughter-in-law. Comments ranged from "I'm glad she doesn't visit" to "I wish she were dead." It's safe to say this is one of the more complicated human relationships! The older woman comes to the relationship with memories of a sweet baby boy and the acute awareness of a door closing on an important role in her life. The younger woman comes with confidence and anticipation---eager to swing open the door to a new life and march right through it. Often the only thing these two women have in common is their love for the same man. Neither of them is prepared for the ensuing struggle. In Mothers-in-Law vs. Daughters-in-law, author Elisabeth Graham shares biblical wisdom and personal experience as she helps you reshape your relationship with your in-law. With her guidance, you will recognize areas of conflict, reexamine your expectations of your in-law, set boundaries, and develop patience and understanding for your in-law.
An intriguing exploration of one of the most potentially abrasive and conflict-riddled family relationships - mothers-in-law and daughters-in law - explaining what makes them friend or foe, and how the friendly among them achieve a positive ...
Author: Deborah M. Merrill
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
An intriguing exploration of one of the most potentially abrasive and conflict-riddled family relationships - mothers-in-law and daughters-in law - explaining what makes them friend or foe, and how the friendly among them achieve a positive relationship.
Beyond the statistics and their analysis, Deb brings to this book more than thirty years working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict.
Author: Deb DeArmond
Publisher: Kregel Publications
The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible, and the stereotypes fill the screens. From Marie Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond) to Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law) to Internet sites and social media pages like ihatemyinlaws.com and a Facebook page for ihatemymotherinlaw there is no shortage of examples of the caustic relationships that can develop between the two women in a man’s life. Deb DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law have conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews, and discussions, included asking about the faith factor in the relationships they studied. Of the respondents, nearly 90 percent claimed they were Christians, and 79 percent said their faith was foundational and guided their actions and decisions. As discouraging as it may be, the numbers of those they surveyed who reported that their women-in-law relationships were “bad” were nearly identical to those in a survey conducted by a popular secular website that recorded no statistics on faith. Beyond the statistics and their analysis, Deb brings to this book more than thirty years working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict. Aside from her research and her professional expertise, perhaps the most important asset Deb brings to this work is her own relationship with her three daughters-in-law that is so obviously and unusually positive that she—and they—are often asked to explain the secret of the relationships they share. This practical and unapologetically scriptural book covers issues of personal perceptions, strained communication, the roles of sons and fathers in the relationship’s success, how to begin these relationships on the right foot, and the necessity of trust and love. Deb’s one motivating objective is to help womenin- law move from women who are simply related to strong and confident members of a truly spiritual family.
Generally speaking, if there's trouble with in-laws in a family, blame is quickly assigned to the father- or mother-in-law.
Author: Doyle Roth
Generally speaking, if there's trouble with in-laws in a family, blame is quickly assigned to the father- or mother-in-law. But they are not always to blame. Many fathers- and mothers-in-law are wonderful folks, beloved parents, good communicators, and fun-loving people. When their son or daughter ends up married to a person with immature attitudes, an abusive personality, or excessive emotional baggage, these parents are now stuck with a son- or daughter-in-law who makes their lives a living hell. What was once a loving family now finds itself turned upside down by a toxic, self-centered individual. Toxic Sons- and Daughters-in-Law helps expose the harmful attitudes and actions of a difficult son- or daughter-in-law and calls for biblical repentance and change. Untangling the destructive and dysfunctional nature of their abusive behavior will help parents manage the painful process of rejection, manipulation and anger.
Reluctantly Related is the definitive work on the all too common family dilemma of stressful relationships between mothers-in-law (MILs) and daughters-in law (DILs).
Author: Ph. D. Deanna Brann
Category: Family & Relationships
Same great book with a whole new look! RELUCTANTLY RELATED: SECRETS TO GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW OR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW is the definitive work on the all too common family dilemma of stressful relationships between mothers-in-law (MILs) and daughters-in law (DILs). Leading in-law relationship authority Dr. Deanna Brann delivers an insightful, stimulating guide for determining the root causes of mother-in-law/daughter-in-law difficulties and more importantly, provides the situation-specific, practical tools to change things for the better. While dealing with this often difficult or even painful subject, RELUCTANTLY RELATED is engaging and wonderfully readable with its extensive use of real world conversation examples and lighthearted cartoons. Dr. Brann introduces you to her witty collection of mother-in-law, daughter-in-law and husband/son personality types - from Off-the Wall Wanda to Doubting Donna to Struggling Steven - and goes on to show you how to identify the types in your own family. She then explains in everyday language how combinations of these personality types present relationship challenges, but goes on to give practical, hands-on tools for mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law to improve their relationship. There has never been such an entertaining yet helpful resource on the specific problems between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. Revised and updated to include a new look and additional cartoons this third edition of RELUCTANTLY RELATED provides unique, straightforward help to any MIL/DIL challenged family, and should be required reading for newlyweds and their mothers!
However, this connectedness often takes years to develop. Now that journey can be a joyful one! Offering practical advice and biblical wisdom, this book helps mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law nurture their relationships.
Author: Annie Chapman
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Can two women love the same man and still get along? Absolutely! Annie Chapman believes that a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can become friends—even close friends. However, this connectedness often takes years to develop. Now that journey can be a joyful one! Offering practical advice and biblical wisdom, this book helps mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law nurture their relationships. Readers will learn how to dance together on topics that include— dealing with traditions and activities managing differences in handling money handling intrusive comments and actions accepting and rejecting child-rearing advice coping with differences in faith Through thoughtful ideas, real-life insights, and humor, The Mother-in-Law Dance helps mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law experience a dynamic, loving relationship.
very well be an ideal, dream scenario to another daughter-in-law. In Apter's (
1999) research on the mother-in-law/ daughter-in-law relationship, she quotes a daughter-in-law who became furiously angry at her visiting mother-in-law for
Author: Eden Unger Bowditch
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
Category: Family & Relationships
A guide for women struggling with relationships with a mother-in-law discusses such topics as handling boundaries, criticism, child-rearing disputes, non-supportive partners, breaking cycles, and preventing and overcoming conflicts.
Mr Justice Coombe is a well-respected judge who has beautiful twin daughters.
Author: Henry Cecil
Publisher: House of Stratus
Mr Justice Coombe is a well-respected judge who has beautiful twin daughters. One goes to the Bar while the other becomes a solicitor. They each fall in love with the sons of Major Claude Buttonstep. The Major is then forced into litigation with his neighbour and events take an interesting turn for everyone concerned . . .
The book explores how these relationships are supported and maintained within the context of private and public Notions Family Life.
Author: Pamela Cotterill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Power relationships between men and women have been discussed extensively in feminist literature, but power relationships between women the significance of in-law relationships between women has largely been overlooked. There is very little positive imagery surrounding the role of the mother-in-law.; Why do myths about "interfering" mothers-in-law predominate? Why are mother-in-law relationships seen as fraught with conflict and not expected to go well? What gives rise to these ideas, how are they maintained and how do they effect family life?; "Friendly Relations?" examines the popular imagery expressed in mother-in-law jokes, and demonstrates how daughters-in-law come to hold the balance of power in the relationship and are able to control it in ways not available to mothers-in-law. The book explores how these relationships are supported and maintained within the context of private and public Notions Family Life. It Traces The Development Of The Relationship through the life-course, demonstrating the influence of significant events such as divorce, cohabitation, grandparenting, ageing and widowhood.; The book tackles areas of private life which are often Difficult To Talk About, And Negative Emotions Such As Jealousy And possessiveness. However, the author refutes the idea that the relationship is always fraught with tension and conflict and examines opportunities for friendship and support in affinal women.
Author: Cheryl Oliver PollockPublish On: 2014-09-02
Momzilla or mother-in-law extraordinairewhich will you be? Loving Your Daughter-in-Law is filled with practical ideas of things that you can do to have a better relationship with this new woman in your sons life.
Author: Cheryl Oliver Pollock
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Momzilla or mother-in-law extraordinaire—which will you be? Loving Your Daughter-in-Law is filled with practical ideas of things that you can do to have a better relationship with this new woman in your son’s life. It includes a guide for how to navigate your son’s engagement, the wedding, and even your relationship with your daughter-in-law’s parents. You will discover strategies for handling difficult issues: • How to let go of him and respect them • When to help and when to refrain from helping • How to handle simple disagreements or profound philosophical differences • When to speak and when to forever hold your peace • What to do when they decide to go somewhere other than your home for the holidays! Oh No! The chapters are user friendly and arranged in chronological order according to the stage of your son’s life, from his childhood, through his marriage, and until death do you part. Realize that you are not alone in your quandary of how to handle well the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship. Be encouraged that there is hope and help. Find that your daughter-in-law is not the enemy but actually a friend in waiting.
The relationship between Chinese mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law has been characterized as the most problematic family relationship in Chinese history.
Author: June Wong
Publisher: VDM Publishing
The relationship between Chinese mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law has been characterized as the most problematic family relationship in Chinese history. The Chinese mother-in-law is generally depicted as a jealous and power hungry woman who gangs up with her son to bully her daughter-in-law in order to secure her place in the family. With globalization, however, young generations from all over the world are exposed to different cultural values, including views on marriage. Despite the cultural exchange, the myth of the "evil" Chinese mother-in-law persists, affecting the lives of many. This thesis investigates the "evil" mother-in-law myth based on social, cultural and historical contexts and hopes to present a more accurate picture of the living reality of this debatable relationship in the present time. Even though this study was targeted at Chinese population, the findings may be generalized across cultures in that it provides a structural analysis on the relationship that lessens the emotional charge that has historically been associated with the infamous triangular relationship.
"The risk this book quietly takes, and impressively fulfills, is no less than to get life said.
Author: Adrienne Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"The risk this book quietly takes, and impressively fulfills, is no less than to get life said.... Newly freed from the metrical conventions of her earlier books, Adrienne Rich has lost none of her perfect pitch for the tones of language itself." —Philip Booth, The Christian Science Monitor First published in 1963, this book is now restored to print in a new edition containing some revisions and one hitherto unpublished poem.
Author: Anne Kathryn KillingerPublish On: 2012-06-01
I know this is a curious title, and people who have never experienced the rejection of a son at his wife's behest won't understand it.
Author: Anne Kathryn Killinger
Publisher: Angel Bks
Category: Family & Relationships
I know this is a curious title, and people who have never experienced the rejection of a son at his wife's behest won't understand it. But those who have been through this experience--whose sons have married and turned against them as if they were dirt after all the years of love and care the parents gave them-will rejoice at finding this book and knowing they aren't alone. Actually, the desertion of parents by married sons is not uncommon. Would that it were! Almost every psychologist or counselor with whom I have talked knows of several instances in which it has happened. They speak of the great sorrow and agitation of the parents, mother and father alike, who can't understand why a child has turned against them. ANNE KATHRYN KILLINGER has been a concert pianist, a college professor, a Parisian model, and the wife of a widely known clergyman. She has lived in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Birmingham, Paris, and Oxford, and now resides near Washington, DC. She is also the author of An Inner Journey to Christmas and An Inner Journey to Easter, as well as the novels, Pendleton Farm and Rachel Remembers.
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If the daughter - in - law does not live with her mother - in - law she will still be
expected , at family occasions , to make and serve the food and clean up
afterwards while the mother - in - law and her daughters enjoy themselves . The
Author: Luisa Dillner
Category: Communication in families
Most of us either have a mother-in-law or will be one, and it's not a role most women take on gladly. Mothers-in-law are traditionally the butt of jokes, declared to be nasty, possessive and interfering - but are they really as bad as this reputation suggests? Luisa Dillner looks beyond the stereotype of the mother-in-law and finds they come in many different varieties, from loveable and loyal to lonely, ferocious and scheming. She traces their history, from Ancient Greece and Rome to modern times, through fairy tales and traditions, in this celebration of this most complicated of relationships.