Its Non-Fiction Saturday! (with a giveaway!)

Reluctantly Related: 
Secrets to Getting Along With Your 
Mother-in-law or Daughter-in-law

5 Stars!

At last, Reluctantly Related: Secrets To Getting Along With Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law gives us the definitive work on the all too common family dilemma of stressful relationships between mothers-in-law (MILs) and daughters-in law (DILs). Leading in-law relationship authority Dr. Deanna Brann delivers an insightful, stimulating guide for determining the root causes of mother-in-law/daughter-in-law difficulties and more importantly, provides the situation-specific, practical tools to change things for the better. While dealing with this often difficult or even painful subject, Reluctantly Related is engaging and wonderfully readable with its extensive use of real world conversation examples and lighthearted cartoons. Dr. Brann introduces you to her witty collection of mother-in-law, daughter-in-law and husband/son personality types - from Off-the Wall Wanda to Doubting Donna to Struggling Steven - and goes on to show you how to identify the types in your own family. She then explains in everyday language how combinations of these personality types present relationship challenges, but goes on to give practical, hands-on tools for mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law to improve their relationship. There has never been such an entertaining yet helpful resource on the specific problems between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. Reluctantly Related provides unique, straightforward help to any MIL/DIL challenged family, and should be required reading for newlyweds and their mothers!

Dr. Deanna Brann is a leading authority on the relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. She has a passion for healthy, vibrant relationships in this highly important, yet sometimes challenging connection. With more than 25 years of experience practicing psychology and helping individuals, couples and families, she is now a highly sought after speaker and author. She is also the author of Mothers-in-Law & Daughters-in-Law Say the Darnedest Things!  

Visit her at her website - HERE 
Visit her Facebook page - HERE

This is a great book and if I didn't already get along great with my MIL I would be using every page of this! This book offers lots of great suggestions for getting along with your new acquired family member.

She starts off first labeling the different types of MILs and DILs so you can figure out which one you are and which one "she" is. Then she goes through all the different combos, what problems can arise because of them, and how to solve the problems.
For example, if you are the Daughter-in-law, are you -
a Confident Connie,  Doubting Donna, a Weird Wendy (and NO this is not me!), or a Transitional Tracy?
If you are the Mother-in-law, are you -
a Comfortable Carla, a Mothering Margaret, an Off-the-wall Wanda, or an Uncertain Sara?

So you find which two "characters you are dealing with and read the different scenarios. Are you in "Walking on egg shells", or in "Camelot". She then teaches you how to "Check your mothering at the door" and how to deal with extreme cold shoulder treatment, just as an example.

Even though I have a really good relationship with my mom-in-law I thought this book was great fun to read, not to mention all the cute little drawings! But I see where it could be really helpful for maybe a new bride or a great gift for a Mom-in-law to be.
If you know someone who is getting married this June, or know someone whose daughter or son is getting married - this would be a perfect gift!

Get it at Amazon - HERE
and at B&N - HERE

Thank you so much "Cadence Group" for sending me this great book to read and give my honest review!

I am giving away my copy of this book.
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  1. I agree weird Wendy...LOL. not you at all.

  2. I could write a book about my first MIL so I really want to this one! She was very similiar to Raymond's mother in Everyone Love Raymond.


  3. I would love to win, read and review this book.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com