Understanding the Relationship and what Makes Them Friends Or Foe
Author: Deborah M. Merrill
Pubpsher: 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.
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.
5 Essential Steps to Building a Loving Relationship with Your Son's New Wife
Author: Jane Angelich
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Just about everyone has heard a terrible joke or a horror story about someone else’s mother-in-law. Blending two families together often creates new and uncomfortable dynamics that will take some time to get used to, and sometimes mothers-in-law behave badly during these transitions. But these don’t need to be wildly uncomfortable transitions, and you don’t need to become the butt of everyone’s jokes. With What’s a Mother (In Law) to Do?, author Jane Angelich (a mother-in-law herself) teaches readers how to become the mother-in-law they’ve always wished they had. Rich with sidebars, practical suggestions, and stories of love and encouragement, this is the perfect book for anyone facing this new role or for those seasoned mother-in-laws who are simply seeking tips for improvement. Welcoming your child’s spouse into your life doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you’re excited about building and nurturing respectful family relationships.
Ever wondered why the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship is often the brunt of jokes? Have you ever fallen into the trap of thinking that everyone treats her in-laws badly? Are you preparing to enter a new in-law relationship and find yourself hoping to avoid the pitfalls your friends have warned you about? Or if you are you longing to repair damage to your mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship but dont know where to begin, this Bible study is for you. The Mother-in-Law Trap offers practical applications based on biblical truths that will help you avoid the pitfalls that might jeopardize your relationship and develop an enjoyable, healthy relationship with your in-laws.
In this witty, acute and often painfully funny book Veena Venugopal follows eleven women through their marriages and explores why the mother-in-law is the dreaded figure she is. Meet Deepa, whose bikini-wearing mother-in-law won’t let her even wear jeans; Carla whose mother-in-law insists that her son keep all his stuff in his family home although he can spend the night at his wife’s; Rachna who fell in love with her mother-in-law even before she met her fiancé only to find both her romances sour; and Lalitha who finds that despite having had a hard-nut mother-in-law herself, she is turning out to be an equally unlikeable Mummyji. Full of incisive observations and deliciously wicked storytelling, The Mother-in-Law is a book that will make you laugh and cry and understand better the most important relationship in a married woman’s life.
Author: Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Brandeis University; Author of The Path Through Grief: A Compassionate Guide
Pubpsher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
Mothers of Adult Children elucidates what happens when children come of age and leave home, creating new lives in the realms of work and relationships. This book reveals the problems mothers of adult children face and celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of those who mother through hardship.
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.
Marriages are in a constant state of defeat unlike any other time in history. Every marital bout imaginable is breaking out in homes all across America and other parts of the world. Whats happening to the state of the family? Whats happening to Gods greatest institution for man? How can we save marriages from this devastating blow of divorce and defeat? Are you tired of getting punched and knocked around in the ring of your marriage covenant? Have you declared victory that youll not get knocked out of the ring?