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Toxic In-Laws

By: Susan Forward PhD,Donna Frazier - contributor
Narrated by: Randye Kaye
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Susan Forward's practical and powerful book will help couples cope with terrible and toxic in-laws.

Toxic in-laws are in-laws who create genuine chaos through various assaults - aggressive or subtle - on you and your marriage. Toxic in-laws come in a wide variety of guises: "The Critics", who tell you what you're doing wrong; "The Controllers", who try to run you and your partner's life; "The Engulfers", who make incessant demands on your time; "The Masters of Chaos", who drain you and your partner with their problems; and "The Rejecters", who let you know they don't want you as part of their family.

Susan Forward draws on real-life voices and stories of both women and men struggling to free themselves from the frustrating, hurtful, and infuriating relationships with their toxic in-laws. Dr. Forward offers you highly effective communication and behavioral techniques for getting through to partners who won't or can't stand up to their parents. Next, she lays out accessible and practical ways to reclaim you marriage from your in-laws. She shows you what to say, what to do, and what limits to set. If you follow these strategies, you may not turn toxic in-laws into the in-laws of your dreams, but you will find some peace in your relationship with them.

©2001 Susan Forward, PhD (P)2019 Tantor

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life changing

teaches useful skills for dealing with difficult people. truly life changing and worth the read

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absolutely a must for awful in laws

incredible resource for those with awful in laws with scripts and you won't free alone in the words you have heard from in laws finally

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if you truly want help, then it won't disappoint

This book is everything one needs to getting real results. it's all there for clarification of someone going thru such toxic drama and families in crisis. Demanding our non negotiables is step 2 and step 1 is figuring out now after years or decades of enabling and accepting it. Figuring out what's not ok ANYMORE is a task of its own.. I will definitely tell anyone I know or meet if relivent to take a listen or I will share with them myself that's how accurate and informative this entire book. I found myself speaking back almost identical to what was the next sentences coming. Att.grade from me.. only now how to get them to even allow it to be considered when I'm apparently dead to them for not accepting their sons rules and methods of how one should family. including my guy that truly believes that he owes his mother for always keeping his problems solved. in time otherwise In the dating market I go. after all never was good enough yet to marry after 19 years 2 twin daughters age 14. But I'm still going to do my work so it will work itself out for me atleast .. thank you for writing what many need to hear and face.

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Excellent Tools!

A book that coupled relatable examples and practical tools to incorporate. Very helpful read that flowed at a pace that I found helpful.

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Very Helpful

I've been needing & searching for a book like this. I tried another & ended up returning it because it had no helpful advice for my situation. I was leary about buying this one because it had few reviews but I'm so glad I did. It provided advice that I plan to use with myself & my toxic inlaws. I would give it 5 stars had it had more info on dealing with toxic grandparents.