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In-laws, Not Outlaws: Three Relationship RulesBy Dr. Randy Carlson They often give unwanted advice. Play favorites. Demand control. Worst of all, you can’t get away from them, even if you try. They’re in-laws, and unless you’re among the fortunate few whom enjoy a trouble-free relationship with them, in-laws can be a challenge to your marriage and your sanity.
- One parent struggles with the father-in-law that’s showing partiality for one grandchild.
- Another wife is angry because her mother-in-law tries to emotionally manipulate her husband.
- Many couples spend hours arguing about their in-laws and their unwanted influence over parenting, finances and other family issues.