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In-Laws, Relationships With

  • By: M. Jean Turner
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

When one marries, the new partner becomes an “in-law” to all family members related to his or her spouse. The marriage ceremony creates a family out of relative strangers. No other family relationship has generated so much negative attention. The first ...

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