This practical manual traces the development of healthy and unhealthy in-law relationships and examines common sources of in-law problems, including conflicting family loyalties, socio-cultural differences, illness and financial/legal issues. The author, who has treated extended families for over a decade, offers tools for therapists and their clients to use in identifying and resolving problem areas in the in-law relationship.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: Providing Therapy to In-Laws. Understanding Family Loyalties. Life- Cycle Changes: How In-Law Relationships Change Through the Aging Process. Therapeutic Interventions: Triangles and Transactional Analysis with In-Laws. Financial and Legal Considerations of the In-Law Relationship. References. Indexes.