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    Resolving In-Law Power Plays
    Resolving In-Law Power Plays Here are a few final suggestions to make it easier for you to solve power plays with your in-laws. Don't Go There People are written off or discounted when mean behavior is expected or tolerated. As a result, old ...
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    Creating a Game Plan for Family Priorities
    Creating a Game Plan for Family Priorities Okay, it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on resolving the power tactics of of your in-laws. How can you straighten out the power plays in your family? Start by figuring out what you want ...
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    10 Tips for Dealing With In-Laws
    Your in-laws are a crucial part of your spouse's life. This makes them a crucial part of your life as well. No one ever said it was easy to balance your needs with the needs of others -- especially the needs of an entire new family. But creating ...
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    Five In-Law Power Tactics
    Five In-Law Power Tactics In-laws, like all other people, use several different tactics to get power. If they're smart, they go with the ones that work best, but for some people, any power play will do in a pinch. Here are some of the most com...
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    Dealing With In-Laws
    Dealing with Holiday Conflicts (and Satisfying Your In-Laws)
    Parents often don't realize the problems their married children experience as they try to balance loyalties to their own parents as well as to their in-laws and spouse during the holidays. If the older generation didn't experience the same stress...
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    The Four Stages of Getting to Know Your In-Laws
    The Four Stages of Getting to Know Your In-Laws You can't walk before you crawl. In the same way, you have to pass through four stages on your way to developing a satisfying relationship with your in-laws. The four stages are: Stage Definition1....
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    Dealing With In-Laws
    Dealing with Holiday Conflicts (and Satisfying Your In-Laws)
    Parents often don't realize the problems their married children experience as they try to balance loyalties to their own parents as well as to their in-laws and spouse during the holidays. If the older generation didn't experience the same stress...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
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    Coping with Family Reactions to a Couple's Age Difference
    Coping with Family Reactions to a Couple's Age Difference Tricia was a real beauty, a stunning redhead. On a quick glance, she looked no more than 25. Her figure was outrageous; her grooming impeccable. Only her hands and a few tell-tale wrinkle...
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    Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage
    Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage Diane married Glenn after a brief courtship that began about two years after his divorce from his previous wife, Lisa. "Out of curiosity, I asked Glenn how his mother, Rita, had felt about Lisa,"...
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    Coping with In-Laws and Religious Differences
    Coping with In-Laws and Religious Differences Don't Go There Never degrade yourself or your beliefs -- no matter how different they may be from what your in-laws believe. While it may not be the primary cause of all family feuds, religion ranks...
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    Coping with Family Reactions to a Couple's Age Difference
    Coping with Family Reactions to a Couple's Age Difference Tricia was a real beauty, a stunning redhead. On a quick glance, she looked no more than 25. Her figure was outrageous; her grooming impeccable. Only her hands and a few tell-tale wrinkle...
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    In-Laws from a Different Culture
    In-Laws from a Different Culture Words to the Wise Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo. Don't Go There A doctor was upset wh...
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    The Other Man in Your Marriage
    The Other Man in Your Marriage Here's Vinny's story: Family Matters To improve your relationship with your father-in-law, take time to validate each other and show interest. This can be done in simple ways such as having brunch together every S...
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    The Other Woman in Your Marriage
    The Other Woman in Your Marriage Here's Ashley's story: It was the eve of the wedding. The rehearsal had gone off without a hitch, and the dinner was about to start. But first, Charles' mother grabbed him by the arm and pulled him off to the sid...
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    Dealing With In-Laws
    Five In-Law Power Tactics
    Five In-Law Power Tactics In-laws, like all other people, use several different tactics to get power. If they're smart, they go with the ones that work best, but for some people, any power play will do in a pinch. Here are some of the most com...
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    Dealing with Mother-in-Law Conflicts
    Dealing with Mother-in-Law Conflicts "I can't do anything without my mother-in-law second-guessing me," Marjorie said. "She sees me wearing a pink dress and tells me I would look thinner in black. I put a sweater on my son and she insists he nee...