Press Release: February

January 7, 2009, 12:32 am     1 Comment »

Author Helps Couples Have Stronger Marriages by Overcoming In-law Problems


“You may be quick to blame your in-laws for your marriage problems, but in reality the biggest part of the problem isn’t your in-laws, it’s your husband’s loyalty to them. When a man marries, he is supposed to transfer his loyalty from his parents to his wife. His behavior plays a key role in how well you get along with his parents.”
–from A Wife’s Guide to In-laws

Manhattan, NY, February 1, 2009–Nearly half of all marriages in the USA end in divorce, and in-laws are listed among the top reasons. Author Jenna D. Barry has spent the last four years researching ways to help couples have stronger marriages by overcoming problems with difficult in-laws. In correlation with World Marriage Week (February 7th thru 14th), Barry’s new article about in-laws is scheduled to appear in Hitched, a magazine that educates and inspires married couples.
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In-laws Article: Hitched/December

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The following article was published in Hitched Magazine in December of 2008. (This article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine.)

5 Tips for Being a Great Spouse During The Holidays
By Jenna D. Barry

It’s no surprise that the holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Not only do we have the usual responsibilities—such as our jobs, childcare, and household chores—but we have to squeeze in time for all of that holiday cheer. That’s right, I’m talking about stringing Christmas lights, decorating the tree, baking cookies, buying presents, writing Christmas cards, and spending time with friends and family. Although most of these activities are meant to spread joy, we often find ourselves too busy and exhausted to enjoy them. That’s why it’s especially important this time of year to provide strength and support for each other. (Read the rest.)


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Excerpt from Hitched Magazine

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Hitched Magazine, January 17, 2009

Jenna D. Barry’s new book titled, A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents gives tips on how to have a great marriage—even if your in-laws aren’t so great.

Excerpt taken from Chapter 7: Stop Making That Face or It Will Get Stuck That Way: Exposing your husband’s false beliefs

According to some guy on the internet, the second Law of Gun Safety is: Never Point a Gun at Something You’re Not Prepared to Destroy! In the past you have probably directed your anger toward your husband and his parents whenever they behaved like jerks. But that hasn’t done you any good, has it? That’s because you’re wasting your energy on yelling at your hubby and criticizing his folks when it would be better to focus on destroying the false beliefs causing the problems. This chapter will (1) teach you which false beliefs contribute to your husband’s specific behaviors and (2) suggest things you can say/do so your husband will begin to question them. The next time your husband behaves in a way that makes you want to rip your entire wedding finger off, ask yourself what is causing him to behave that way. Once your husband is free from his prison of warped thinking, he will begin to transform from a guilt-ridden parent-pleaser into a confident, independent adult. It’s impossible for me to list all of the false beliefs that contribute to your husband’s behavior, but here are seven major ones:
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Hitched Article: January

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The following article was published in Hitched Magazine in January of 2009. (This article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine.)

How to Be a Terrific Spouse
By Jenna D. Barry

Whether you have been married for 6 months or 60 years, you can learn ways to become a better husband or wife. In fact, the happiest couples I know are the ones who make a deliberate effort to learn how to make their marriage better and better. Many people are required to take continued education courses to become better employees. Imagine how much lower the divorce rate would be if we were required to take continued education courses to become better spouses! (Read the rest.)


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Book Excerpt on WomenOf.com

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The following excerpt was published on WomenOf.com on January 06, 2009.

A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents
by Jenna Barry

Jenna D. Barry, a wife of 14 years, has personally experienced the despair that comes from having an unsupportive partner. Her book suggests specific things to say and do to gain your husband’s loyalty and unite as a couple to deal with difficult in-laws. A Wife’s Guide to In-laws has over 40 cartoons, two fun chapters written just for Hubby, and worksheets to help the two of you reach loving compromises about common problem issues. Jenna offers hilarious, heartfelt advice about how to have a great marriage even if your in-laws aren’t so great. Here’s an excerpt from her book.

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Press Release: January

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A New Book To Help Wives Cope With Difficult In-laws

You can have a GREAT marriage…even if your in-laws aren’t so great! This fun-filled, encouraging book includes over 40 cartoons, two chapters for Hubby, and 22 “his” and “her” worksheets.

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You may be quick to blame your in-laws for your marriage problems, but in reality the biggest part of the problem isn't your in-laws, it's your husband's loyalty to them.  When a man marries, he is supposed to transfer his loyalty from his parents to his wife. His behavior plays a key role in how well you get along with his parents.  The goal of this book is to help you gain your husband's loyalty.

If you are in need of hope and encouragement, this book is for you!  Jenna Barry offers hilarious, heartfelt advice about how to have a terrific marriage in spite of difficult in-laws.  As a wife who has personally experienced the despair that comes from having an unsupportive partner, she suggests specific things to say and do to gain your husband's loyalty.  This book won't teach you how to become best friends with your in-laws, but it will teach you how to think and behave in a new way so they no longer have any power over you.  A Wife's Guide to In-laws has over 40 cartoons, two fun chapters written just for your hubby, and worksheets to help the two of you reach loving compromises about common problem issues.

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About Jenna

As a wife of 22 years, Jenna D. Barry (a pen name) has learned how to gain her husband's loyalty through communication, persistence, and a whole lot of love.  She has familiarized herself with the needs and frustrations of other wives by participating in on-line in-law support groups and by talking to marriage therapists, friends, family, and co-workers.

 

Jenna is the author of the book, A Wife's Guide to In-laws:  How to Gain Your Husband's Loyalty Without Killing His Parents. She has been a radio guest on The Mike Bullard Show and her articles have been published in newspapers, websites, and magazines worldwide.  She writes monthly articles for Hitched Magazine and has been quoted in The Washington Times, CNN.com, The London Free Press, TheBump.com, etc. She leads a support group for daughters-in-law right here.


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