Press Release: July

June 18, 2009, 11:49 am

Author Helps New Moms Cope With Mother-in-Law Problems

If you thought your in-laws were intrusive before you had kids, then hold onto your maternity pants.  Your relationship with your in-laws is likely to grow more tense once children enter the picture.
–from Jenna D. Barry’s article, “Whose Baby Is It Anyway?  Dealing With Intrusive In-laws”


Manhattan, NY, July 30, 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 new moms cope with difficult in-laws.  One chapter of her book is called, “How Many Forms Of Birth Control Can I Safely Use At Once?” and it discusses how to deal with in-laws once you have kids.

“New moms can find helpful tips in my book and articles,” Jenna says.  “They can also find encouragement by joining my support group for daughters-in-law.”

Barry’s articles are featured in Chic Mom Magazine, MOM Magazine, Essential Baby (Australia), SunSentinel.com, Power Woman Magazine, Swell Pregnancy Guide, CanadianParents.com, ThriftyMoms.com, EasierParenting.com, MomAndBabyPages.com, and Njfamily.com.

In Jenna’s article, “Do Your In-laws Drive You Crazy?  Coping Tips For New Parents,” she offers the following tips:
1.  Rather than gossiping about your in-laws, communicate directly with them to resolve differences.
2.  Instead of holding grudges against them, set boundaries so their behavior doesn’t have such a negative impact on you.
3.  Rather than insisting that your spouse handle every disagreement, stand up for yourself in an assertive manner.

“Jenna offers great advice to new moms dealing with difficult in-laws.”
— Chic Mom Magazine

“’A Wife’s Guide to In-laws’ is a must-read for anyone having meddlesome in-laws who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Jenna writes in an entertaining and informative way, making this book a pleasure to read.  It will not only help you with your in-law issues, it will help you set boundaries in general. Jenna will help you stay the line between firm and loving.”
–Barb LoFrisco, M.A.

“Jenna highlights many important areas such as how to manage split loyalties, set boundaries, respond in a skillful manner, utilize non-threatening, non-judgmental statements to address concerns, etc.  Barry’s book validates the experience that many women go through when dealing with in-laws, and I am sure it will benefit many who read it!”
–Lisa C. Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT

For more information about Jenna’s book, articles, and daughter-in-law support group, please visit www.WifeGuide.org.

About the Author:
Married 15 years, Jenna D. Barry (a pen name) learned how to gain her husband’s loyalty through communication, persistence, and a whole lot of love.  She 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.  She then started her own positive, encouraging support group for wives and created a website about in-laws at www.WifeGuide.org.  Jenna has done radio interviews and writes monthly articles about in-laws for Hitched, a magazine that educates and inspires married couples.  Her writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, and websites all over the globe:  Mom Magazine, Families On-Line Magazine, Power Women Magazine, TheNest.com, ForeverBrides.com, CanadianParents.com, Pregnancy.org, About.com, and MarriedRomance.com.

“A Wife’s Guide to In-laws:  How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents” (November 2008) by Jenna D. Barry, Publisher:  Lulu, Price:  $21.95/paperback, ISBN: 9780557025008.  This book can be ordered on-line at www.WifeGuide.org, Lulu.com, Amazon.com, and BarnesandNoble.com.

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Contact Information:
Jenna D. Barry
www.WifeGuide.org
Wifeguide@yahoo.com
(212) 545-4145

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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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