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 CNN.com 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 wifeguide@yahoo.com 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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Article about toxic in-laws

February 26, 2010, 5:33 pm     No Comments »

This article about how to get along with toxic in-laws, written by Joanne Richard, quotes Jenna D. Barry. www.TorontoSun


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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 www.WifeGuide.org. (Read the rest.)


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Washington Times Article

December 20, 2009, 9:42 am     1 Comment »

The Washington Times quoted Jenna D. Barry in this article called “Antidote for Toxic In-laws.” Check it out! http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/20/antidote-to-toxic-in-laws/


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Article: Hitched January

December 10, 2009, 10:22 am     1 Comment »

The following article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine.

A Sincere Apology:  The Secret to a Strong Marriage
by Jenna D. Barry

Many of us are pretty good at telling our spouse “I love you” on a daily basis.  These three words are easy for most of us to say.  We say them as we leave for work, at the end of a phone call, and after a kiss good night. (Read the rest.)


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In-laws Article: Holiday Guilt Trips

December 8, 2009, 4:28 pm     4 Comments »

The following article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine.

Surviving Holiday Guilt Trips From Parents and In-laws
by Jenna D. Barry

Few things in life are more uncomfortable than disappointing our parents. Most of us can remember a time when we let our parents down– like when we said our first swear word or told our first lie. I can still remember the crestfallen look on my mom’s face when I came home after curfew 20 years ago.
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December Press Release

November 10, 2009, 1:29 pm     4 Comments »

Author Helps Couples Resolve Conflicts About In-laws and Holidays

“Don’t say ‘no’ to your partner so you can say ‘yes’ to your parents. Communicate with your spouse and work out a loving compromise about where and with whom to spend the holidays. Then, unite as a couple to share this decision with relatives.”
–Excerpt from Hitched Magazine’s article “Surviving Holiday Guilt Trips From Parents and In-laws” by Jenna D. Barry

Manhattan, NY, December 10, 2009–PR.com– Author Jenna D. Barry offers practical tips for married couples on how to resolve conflicts about in-laws and the holidays. Her book, “A Wife’s Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband’s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents,” devotes several pages to dealing with holiday issues. Two of her articles have recently appeared in Hitched Magazine: “Surviving Holiday Guilt Trips From Parents and In-laws” and “Holidays With the In-laws: Tips for Resolving Marital Conflict.” (Read the rest.)


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In-laws Article: Holidays Marriage

, 1:27 pm     2 Comments »

The following article is exclusive to Hitched Magazine.

Holidays with the In-laws:  Tips for Resolving Marital Conflict
By Jenna D. Barry

Do you and your spouse always agree about where and with whom to spend the holidays?  If not, then you certainly aren’t alone; this is a major source of tension for many couples.  What should you do if you want to spend Christmas at your parents’ house, but your spouse wants to spend it with his/her family?  The answer to that is a tricky one, but here are a few tips to help you achieve a win-win situation.
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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 17 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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