Trouble With In-Laws? FW Can Help!

Ladies, I get SO many questions from you for help with in-law problems! Trust me, you’re not alone. In-law troubles have always been around in one form or another; I even dealt with that a bit years ago. While you usually choose your spouse, his extended family can sometimes be more than you bargained for. Not feeling accepted by them, having difficulty with differing family customs or beliefs, or seeing them treat your man or children with contempt can be painful but also dangerous to your marriage. Why? Because, if not handled carefully, more than one relationship can be greatly affected. Do you sometimes feel like you’re in the middle of a virtual sandwich? That is more normal than you might expect.

Let’s go over the 14 most common types of “sandwiches” and to try to address each one. Hopefully by the end of this exercise, you will feel more equipped to smile and press forward with a greatly reduced stress-o-meter.

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YOU Are the Magic

   Have you ever heard a relationship guru say something like this? The best marriages aren’t 50%-50%, they’re 100%-100%.    The idea here is that both partners, rather than meeting each other halfway, should ideally give 100% of themselves to the relationship. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Two people who love each other giving their all […]

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Your Best Self

By Dixie Andelin Forsyth 6/16/2021 Ever get a song stuck in your head while you’re working? Mine this week was “The Seven Deadly Virtues” from the musical Camelot by Lerner and Lowe, sung by King Arthur’s wayward son Mordred. Here are some of the lyrics, listing the supposed drawbacks of developing good character: Take courage; […]

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Getting Upstairs

By Dixie Andelin Forsyth 03/16/21 You know, I thought about titling this article “Staying Upstairs”, but when I thought about it I realized it’s impossible to never, ever go to the darker, more primitive part of your mind. Life happens. Difficult things assault you that you have no control over, and it’s only human to […]

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