Chapter 15./idiot_asser_181_la_0.jpg Assertiveness Among Relatives

In This Chapter
  • Being assertive with your parents
  • Being assertive with your spouse’s parents
  • Being assertive with all other relations, near and far

Are you among the many people who have longstanding miscommunications with your relatives? By relatives I mean parents, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, whether they are of the first, second, or once-removed variety. Vast numbers of people have problems in this area. If they didn’t, Hollywood movies and endless TV sitcoms wouldn’t profit from milking “mother-in-law” scenarios and jokes decade after decade.

In this chapter, I’ll ...

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