What Do You Want From Me?: Learning To Get Along With In-laws

Paperback | June 22, 2010

byTerri Apter

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When we marry, we believe the bond is between only two individuals. Few of us realize the power that in-laws exert over our lives. What Do You Want from Me? takes a fresh look at how the in-laws we acquire when we marry affect our quality of life—our marriage, family, personal comfort, and long-term well-being—for better or worse. Here is an essential book for husbands and wives, parents and children, seeking to strengthen the bonds of family.

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When we marry, we believe the bond is between only two individuals. Few of us realize the power that in-laws exert over our lives. What Do You Want from Me? takes a fresh look at how the in-laws we acquire when we marry affect our quality of life—our marriage, family, personal comfort, and long-term well-being—for better or worse. Here...

Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist, and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her books include The Sister Knot and What Do You Want from Me? She lives in Cambridge, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393338533

ISBN - 13:9780393338539

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A keenly perceptive interpretation of the kinship structures, ‘fracture lines,’ and recurrent emotions—resentment, ambivalence, acceptance—that are part and parcel of the in-law experience. — The AtlanticWith professional grace, Apter exposes the emotional minefields that couples often navigate around in-laws, and the ease with which they become stuck in negative (and familiar) attitudes toward them. — Publishers Weekly