Title: In-Laws: It’s All Relative
Author: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD
And Leah Shifrin Averick, LCSW
Publisher: ArtScroll, Shaar Press
In-laws: It’s All Relative, a new book by psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Twerski and Leah Shifrin Averick, LCSW, offers insights into common issues affecting all in-laws. They include the first meeting between the new couple and his parents and hers (machatonim), what to call the in-laws, making wedding plans, divided loyalties over where to spend holidays, sibling-in-law relationships, gifts and monetary aid, and others.
In-laws: It’s All Relative describes many of the common situations that might arise as new couples begin their lives together, and aids them in avoiding potential pitfalls. The book is a valuable resource for both teacher and student in bride (kallah) and groom (chattan) classesbefore marriage and would make an appropriate shower gift to start the young couple – and their in-laws – on the right path.
Commonsense advice and humane values in this book combine to ease the transition from individuals to members of a new loving family.
Gabriella A. Rosenfeld