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The 3 Best Rules For Managing In-Law Relationships

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

'You don't just marry a person; you marry his or her family.' In my surveys of over 700 long-married older people, this statement was seen as a fundamental truth.

10 Things Every Woman Wants Her Mother-In-Law To Know

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Family unity and healthy interactions, who could possibly be against that? Not many! I've got two daughters-in-law who are precious to me and one more soon to be welcomed joyously into our family. I find myself always trying to be a well intentioned, non-meddling mother-in-law. Sometimes, I even succeed. Sometimes I don't.

Road Rules For Successful Cross-Generational Trips

Mike Bushman | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Taking my 70-year-old-plus in-laws on a 1,800-mile, seven-day road trip had potential relationship calamity written all over it.

The Power of the Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Relationship -- and What That Really Means

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

I know I've said it before, but it remains true -- the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship is the most critical relationship in any family system.

If Your Daughter-In-Law Is A Bully, Read This

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When *Cathy’s two grandkids were little, Cathy was tapped to babysit—but only while her daughter-in-law’s paren...

The #1 Rule All In-Laws Need To Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Laura* and her mother-in-law talk openly about private matters and nothing is off limits—not even sex. They vent to...

Shut Out? Here's How to Get Back Into Your Son and Daughter-in-Law's Lives

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Regardless of how it happened, you haven't seen your son, grandchildren or your daughter-in-law in weeks, months, maybe even years. You've called, emailed, and texted. You've tried everything you can think of to turn things around, but nothing changes -- except that their anger towards you seems to be growing.