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saved our marriage
on July 27, 2011
A year of disrespect from my new mother-in-law had reached it's climax. I hate confrontation and have always been raised to be respectful of my elders, however my in-laws were making my life horrible and I knew something would have to change. After finally asserting my feelings to my mother-in-law, I can tell you that I was banned from their home and told that my existence would not be acknowledged until I could learn to behave as a daughter to them. After weeks of crying myself to sleep at night, and my husband siding with his parents, I finally bought this book!
This book is humorous and calming. The author describes different "types" of in-laws. Mine are not-so-great white sharks. It is not a boring read. I can say that the strategies suggested in the book are very helpful in assisting me to change my own behavior. As a result, I can already see tiny changes in my spouse's behavior. I am less critical of his parents in his presence and he is finally standing up for me to them. It's a hard road but I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and our marriage is greatly improved from several weeks ago. (before the book) There are worksheets in the back of the book which I did not find helpful at all (which is why I don't give 5 stars). There is also two chapters specifically geared towards your spouse.