Site Areas
Wedding Centre
Health Club
Marriage Clinic
Chapel
University
Citizen's Centre
Coffee Shop
Admin Centre

Contents
Articles
Books
CDs / Videos
Tips
Services

Resources
Forums
Membership
Contact Us
Site map
Link to Us

Search

Free Tell A Friend from Bravenet


In association with:

Marriage books and much more from Amazon.co.uk

Celebrate your marriage with flowers!

Set up your Wedding Registry!

Marriage and divorce advice from justask.org.uk

Take our Demographic survey

Family Friendly Site

   Home  > Wedding Centre > Articles

Becoming a Parent-in-law - a life transition

By Dan and Mari Greenwood

Introduction

Marriages provide families with both delights and challenges. This material is intended to help in-laws to do what they can towards building and maintaining healthy and enjoyable relationships in the new and different frameworks.

Some pages are designed to help you to consider different aspects of relating and how to build on the strengths of everyone involved.

Other sections may enable you to identify any problem areas and understand how you might cope with them.

The way that the material is set out enables you to choose a single topic or read right through.

Points to Ponder

You will find this heading at places where you may want to stop, reflect and possibly write down your response to what is written.

Contents

Some Facts to Consider

‘A parent-in-law is for life, not just for the wedding’

Being a parent-in-law is a long-term privilege and a long-term responsibility.

Any wedding introduces change in two whole families’ lives for ever, as well as into the couple’s lives.

Some Questions to Ask

Are we as the ‘older generation’ prepared for that?

Is there ‘work’ to do on relationship-building as we go through change?

Or some months or years later can we cope with repair work when necessary if things get ‘crumbly’?

Or do we believe that everyone will just live happily ever after, with all hopes and dreams being fulfilled?

The many topics included may help you to understand the varied ways in which people from approach life and relationships, against the background of their different life-experiences. POINT TO PONDER
Could any unrealistic expectations that we have now form the basis of problems in the family now or in the future?

Available as a Booklet

You can order this article as a 30 page booklet from:

Parents-in-law Project,
24, Lawford Crescent,
Yateley, Hants. GU46 6JU

Cheque £3.50 payable to P. Buck

Building New Relationships and Continuing with Old Ones


In this article
- Introduction
- Building New Relationships and Continuing with Old Ones
- Getting To Know Ourselves
- Trying to understand apparent remoteness of some young in-laws
- Preparing To Become In-Laws
- Essential Components for Relationships
- Relating Health Check for Parents
- Understanding Temperament Differences
- Understanding Temperament Differences (cont.)
- How Family Members Talk Together
- Couples Need Family And Friends
- 16 Ways To Do The Best You Can
- The Experiences Of Other In-Laws
- Postscript - What Will They Call Us?

Bookmark and Share
Printer Friendly
More From this author

Related
- Becoming a Parent-in-law - a life transition
- PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship Inventory
- Prenuptial Agreements

Hot Picks
- 6th National Relationship Education Conference
-
- Take the Couple Check-up!
- Marriage first aid
-
- Marriage help for friends
- Deepen your love & marriage

Discuss
- Wedding & Engagement Help
- Marriage news from around the world
- Coffee Shop Chat - have some fun!!
- Marriage Problems - ask for help!
- Visit the Index

Copyright © Dan and Mari Greenwood - 2003


 2-in-2-1 Today
Take our Couple Checkup - put your relationship on strong foundations by checking out the strengths and growth areas!
Difficulties communicating? - 55 cards to improve your couple communication
What people say about 2-in-2-1 - we thrive on your feedback!
Couples Wanted!! - for TV and press enquiries - tell your story!
Cyber sex and Internet addiction - is the internet threatening your marriage??

Top

Visit About.com

Copyright ©1999-2017 2-in-2-1 Limited. All rights reserved. Disclaimer Privacy Statement