Article About Living With Mother-in-law
Jenna D. Barry was quoted in the following article by Joanne Richard. It was featured in The Ottawa Sun, The Sault Star, The Sudbury Star, The Winnepeg Sun, Canoe.ca, The Expositor, and The Niagra Falls Review.
February 28, 2009
Too Close For Comfort
Family: How to avoid the stress when the mother-in-law moves in
by Joanne Richard
Too close for comfort? We’ll soon see.
Barack Obama’s mother-in-law has set up house in the White House with the first family. Marian Robinson, 71, is on board to help her grandchildren, Malia and Sasha, get settled in and provide support during the transition at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
While extended families moving in can be a great solution for busy couples seeking work/life balance, the domestic arrangement can be fraught conflict, criticism and power struggles.
Some relish the intergenerational cosiness and the strength in numbers; for others, distance makes the heart grow fonder.
Living with your in-laws isn’t a great idea, “however, some people do find ways to make it work,” says Jenna D. Barry, author of A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents (WifeGuide.org).
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