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“The Mother-in-Law Manager” Rescues Frazzled Brides and Wives in 5 Simple Steps
Outskirts Press is pleased to announce the publication of the new book “THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW RULES: 101 SUREFIRE WAYS TO MANAGE (and MAKE FRIENDS with) YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW!, by award-winning musician, composer and author, Sally Shields
Your mother-in-law is coming! As she is due to arrive in a couple of hours, your hands sweat and your heart begins to palpitate. Will your house be neat enough? Can you possibly live up to her standards? Will anything you do be to her satisfaction? Help!
Sound familiar? Millions of women have strained or even outright hostile relationships with their “MIL” (mother-in-law). A survey of 53 daughter and mother-in-law couples conducted by Deborah Merrill PhD, a sociologist at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, showed the extent of the problem. Only 30 percent of mothers and daughters-in-law reported tight-knit relationships with little or no conflict. The other whopping 70 percent fell into the categories of cordial, obligatory, and even estranged.
Does it have to be that way? Absolutely not!
Sally knew she needed to take matters into her own hands and change the dynamic with her MIL for the better, or risk her relationship with her husband. So she started jotting down every bothersome incident, misunderstanding, and irritating encounter and created a rule and a solution for each and every one of them.
“Although my own relationship with my mother-in-law got off to a rocky start,” says Sally, “by implementing the coping strategies I devised and then outlined in The Daughter-in-Law Rules, we now enjoy a special bond.”The Daughter-in-Law Rules covers everything from everyday household matters to unwanted advice on childrearing. It is chockfull of real-life situations and scenarios and how to deal with them all with grace and humor.
“The point of The Daughter-in-Law Rules is to help you stay one step ahead of your mother-in-law,” says Sally. With a little effort and patience, every wife will be able to coexist peacefully with her “MIL!”
Sample Questions: What is the philosophy behind the Daughter-in-Law Rules? What are some benefits to adopting this strategy? Tell us more about how you can make friends with your mother-in-law! What are the most common mistakes that daughters-in-law make, and how can they avoid them? Can you give us some tips on handling domestic matters? Are there strategies that will eliminate arguments with your husband in regard to his mother? Does the book focus on a DIL becoming subservient? What about women who already have a good relationship with their MIL?