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in-law drama
Apr04
Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

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My mother-in-law will be caring for my baby daily when my maternity leave ends. How do I set-up appropriate boundaries and manage that tricky relationship?

Mar31
Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

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This expecting mother is receiving hurtful comments from her future in-laws about their lifestyle and parenting choices (already!). Amalah provides some guidelines for navigating that tense relationship.

Jan17
Postpartum Visits: How Helpful is TOO Helpful?

Postpartum Visits: How Helpful is TOO Helpful?

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An expectant mom is trying anticipate the balance between her need and wanting of help from her own mom and her husband’s need to private family time on the second time around.

Dec16
A Good Old-Fashioned Family Drama Blow-up For the Holidays

A Good Old-Fashioned Family Drama Blow-up For the Holidays

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I thought we had a good relationship with my husband’s brother and his family. And then everything went wrong.

Nov25
The In-Law Tug of War, Continued

The In-Law Tug of War, Continued

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This time, a mother-in-law writes in for advice about a daughter-in-law who plays favorites.

Nov18
An In-Law Relationship Makeover

An In-Law Relationship Makeover

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The holidays are around the corner and my relationship with my husband’s family is a mess. How can I fix this? Should I fix this?

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