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In-law troubles are as old as marriage itself and unlikely to vanish anytime soon. Sometimes it’s hard enough keeping the peace with your own family, never mind trying to deal with your spouse’s. You can choose who you spend your life with, but the fact is that their family’s part of the package deal. Nevertheless, there’s hope, says clinical psychologist Dr Sherona Rawat. ‘It’s possible to improve relations with your in-laws because over time, people, circumstances and priorities can change. With clear insight and good intentions, there’s always potential for growth.’


Research shows that in-law relations are a key determinant of marital happiness. There are many reasons people don’t get

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