Mother-in-laws: Keeping the Peace

By now you've probably heard about (or even read) the shocking email Heidi Withers received from her mother-in-law-to-be, harping over her lack of taste, manners, and humor.  When Miss Withers had finished reading it she immediately did what many of us would have done: forwarded it to some of her close friends and family to share in the outrage. How dare she, indeed?! feature image credit Unfortunately, instead of keeping it private, one zealous friend spread it all over the internet where … [Read more...]

How to balance the needs of your spouse and your parents

In-law problems are among the top reasons for divorce, says Jenna D. Barry, the author of "A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents." . By uniting as a couple, you have the power to eliminate this threat to your marriage. Although everyone yearns for a strong, healthy marriage, sometimes couples feel torn. It's impossible to please everybody all the time, so when there's a conflict between the needs of a spouse and the needs of a parent, you … [Read more...]