Article for New Parents

May 18, 2009, 4:41 pm     1 Comment »

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Do Your In-laws Drive You Crazy?  Coping Tips For New Parents
By Jenna D. Barry

“My in-laws want to see my kids constantly.  They drop by the house unexpectedly and stay for long visits.  They offer unwanted advice about everything from breast pumps to hemorrhoids.”

Can you relate to those statements?  If so, then how do you usually respond when your in-laws say or do something you don’t like?  Do you gossip about them to your spouse, parents, siblings, and friends?  Do you hold grudges against them?  Do you demand that your mate tell his or her parents to jump off a cliff?  If so, then it’s time to tweak your behavior a bit so you can start getting your needs met.
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Dealing With Future Mother-in-Law

May 15, 2009, 12:30 am     6 Comments »

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How To Be Assertive With Your Future Mother-in-Law
by Jenna D. Barry

The way you interact with your future mother-in-law now will set a precedent for how she will treat you after you are married, so it’s important that you start behaving as an adult on an equal level to her. If she says or does something that gets on your nerves, don’t get your hoop slip in a wad. Just talk to her in a calm and mature manner. What you say is important, but how you say it is even more important. Treat your mother-in-law the same way you’d want your fiancé to treat your mom. You can be firm if necessary, but remember to be tactful so you can make progress toward gaining your future husband’s loyalty and respect. (Read the rest.)

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In-laws Article: Gossip

May 4, 2009, 6:24 pm     3 Comments »

The following article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine:

In-laws: Protecting Your Marriage From Gossip

Gossip can be a major threat to a marriage, especially when (1) a mother gossips to her son about his wife and (2) a wife gossips to her family about her husband. (Read the rest.)

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In-laws Article: Compromise with spouse

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The following article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine:

In-laws: Six Ways to Reach Loving Compromises With Your Spouse
by Jenna D. Barry

Many married couples argue about their in-laws. The good news is that you can have a terrific marriage even if you have difficult in-laws. The best way to overcome any challenge in marriage is to unite as a couple, and the best way to unite as a couple is to reach loving compromises. (Read the rest.)

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Got Mother-in-Law Problems?

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This article is in Power Woman Magazine,, Essential Baby AU,,, Swell Pregnancy Guide, Thrifty Moms,,, and, etc.

Got Mother-In-Law Problems? 5 Tips for Bringing Out the Best in Your Mother-in-Law
By Jenna D. Barry

If you get along great with your mother-in-law, then I’m really happy for you. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’m only 60% happy for you and 40% jealous. There are a lot of women who love their husband’s mother because she is kind, considerate, and unassuming. Unfortunately there are many of us with controlling mothers-in-law who believe the world –and everyone in it– should revolve around them.
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Press Release: May

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Check out Jenna’s May press release called “Author Helps Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law Improve Their Relationship.”

Author Helps Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law Improve Their Relationship

“Many women struggle with that innate conflict with the mother-in-law; one sees him as a boy, the other as a man. Jenna D. Barry offers a wealth of information and resources for women in dealing with their mother-in-law. Her book, ‘A Wife’s Guide to In-laws,’ is an enjoyable read and one I personally wish I had 35 years ago.”
–Peggy Hinders, MA, LPC, Marriage Counselor

Manhattan, NY, May 5 2009– Jenna D. Barry, author of “A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents,” has just written two new articles to help mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law improve their relationship with each other–just in time for Mother’s Day. One article is for daughters-in-law: “Got Mother-in-Law Problems? 5 Tips for Bringing Out the Best in Your Mother-in-Law.” The other is for mothers-in-law: “5 Ways To Be A Great Mother-in-Law.” Both are scheduled to appear on various websites such as,,, and
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Press Release: April

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Check out Jenna’s April Press Release called “Support Group Encourages Daughters-in-law Worldwide” at

Support Group Encourages Daughters-in-law Worldwide

“It was heartwarming to discover that other wives are going through the same problems and looking for positive solutions. I love this group because Jenna is extremely diplomatic; she supports women who are having in-law problems and encourages healthy communication between spouses.” –Renee Osman, daughter-in-law in the United Kingdom.

Manhattan, NY, April 20, 2009 –(– Jenna D. Barry, author of “A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents,” is helping daughters-in-law across the globe by leading a positive, encouraging support group. “We get several new members each month,” says Barry. “Some have been married several years and are on the brink of divorce because of tension caused by difficult in-laws. Others are brides-to-be looking for advice on how to handle future mother-in-law problems.”
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You can have a GREAT marriage, even if your in-laws aren't so great!

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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,, The London Free Press,, etc. She leads a support group for daughters-in-law right here.



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