Don't believe all those old jokes: In-laws DO NOT have to be outlaws!
Few things in our lives are more valuable than our family relationships — and few things are more complex. And when those relationships begin, not at birth, but at marriage, there can be some challenging adjustments to be made.
The great news is: You CAN make the adjustments, and have rewarding, wonderful in-law relationships.
The author of more than thirty bestselling works on both Torah and psychology, Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. is the scion of a great rabbinic family and world-famous addiction expert who has helped tens of thousands live better lives. In In-Laws: It's All Relative, Rabbi Twerski teams up with Leah Shifrin Averick, a respected social worker and an expert in in-law relationships, to produce a book that will enhance and improve our lives: as mothers- or daughters-in-law; fathers- or sons-in-law; sisters or brothers-in-law.
Brimming with Torah wisdom, psychological insight, and, of course, true-life stories, In-Laws: It's All Relative deals with the most common challenges of in-law relationships:
- Making the first meeting cordial and positive
- What do I call my in-laws?"
- Divided loyalties
- Financial aid and gifts: giving them, getting them
- Mechatunim" and wedding planning
- In-laws as grandparents
By following the sensible, practical, and, always, Torah-based strategies that two experts have formulated over decades of work with families, we learn how to enjoy harmonious and fulfilling relationships with our in-laws.
And we never have to make a mother-in-law joke again!