In-laws Problems

October 29, 2010, 7:01 pm     No Comments »

The following article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine:

Dealing With 3 Common (Difficult) In-Law Scenarios
by Jenna D. Barry

Wives in my support group often describe incidents with their in-laws and then ask my opinion on how they should handle the situation. Sometimes they are surprised (and disappointed) when I encourage them to be assertive with their in-laws instead of expecting their husband to tell his folks to jump off a cliff. Many marriage disputes over in-laws occur because we behave as helpless victims waiting for our husbands to rescue us, when instead we should behave as confident, yet respectful, daughters-in-law. (Read the rest.)

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CNN article quoting Jenna

July 22, 2010, 5:51 pm     3 Comments »

Check out this article by Stephanie Chen on about Sarah Palin and her future son-in-law.

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Want to be cast in a documentary?

July 17, 2010, 11:48 am     No Comments »

Would you like to be cast in an upcoming documentary-style series entitled, InLaws, to raise awareness for the millions of American families struggling with the emotional pain, torment and frustration that comes with gaining in-laws? In each episode, viewers will witness a real-life family intervention where everyone struggles to be heard as they are forced to face this all-too-common dilemma head-on. Producers are currently casting nationwide in search of couples and families struggling to overcome the very common yet sensitive issue of learning to cope with their in-law situation.

If you would like the contact information for the producers, please contact Jenna D. Barry at with the subject line “InLaws documentary.”

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In-law problems in the animal world

July 2, 2010, 11:43 pm     No Comments »

A fun look at animals who struggle with in-law problems! If you like this video, we’d be honored if you shared it. Thank you!

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Article: Hitched April

April 25, 2010, 6:55 pm     2 Comments »

This article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine. (It was discussed by BJ, Howie, and Erica on the radio station Alice 105.9 www.Alice1059

Are You a Controlling Wife?
by Jenna D. Barry

Being a controlling wife seems to be the norm in our society, partly because of TV sitcoms, and partly because we tend to repeat the destructive behavior patterns of our parents. (Read the rest.)

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January Press Release

January 20, 2010, 7:05 pm     5 Comments »

Author Helps Haiti Earthquake Victims During National Marriage Week

“Jenna D. Barry defines a very common conflict that devastates many marriages and provides step-by-step advice for winning the in-law battle in order to create a better marriage. She deftly mixes wisdom with touches of humor to lift the tone of what could be a stressful how-to for many couples.”
–C. Greene

Manhattan, NY, January 22, 2010– In honor of National Marriage Week, author Jenna D. Barry will donate 50% of the profits of book sales through her website to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti. Married couples struggling with in-law problems are encouraged to purchase “A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents” between February 7th through 14th at (Read the rest.)

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Buy the book!

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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