Tag: in-law

Do I have to be friends with a difficult sister-in-law?

Published: August 21, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Relationships with sister-in-laws can be complicated — especially for women, who tend to be the “connectors” or glue that holds families together.

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Yikes, an unsettling friendship: Just found out my fiancé’s ex and his sister are friends

Published: May 9, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hi Irene, My fiancé and I have been together for five years and are very close to each other’s families. My brother-in-law passed away earlier this week and one of my fiancé’s ex-girlfriends showed up at the funeral home and the funeral to pay her respects. They were together for a substantial period of […]

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Managing relationships with ‘friend-in-laws’

Published: April 20, 2011 | Last Updated: April 20, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend who I have been close to for 11 years. About eight years ago, I met her husband’s brother and fell in love. We are now married. At first this seemed great, my best friend was becoming my sister-in-law!   I started to feel over time that I couldn’t […]

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