Today GMA reported that in the mother/daughter-in-law relationship the "power struggle is very primal." While both should compromise, it's clear who the folks at GMA think is at fault. Let that be a comfort to you during passive-aggressive family festivities.
If you've ever wondered at a dynamic that allows both mother and daughter to pursue competing careers as suspense-writers and also regularly collaborate, well, you'll get a charge out of NPR's interview with the Higgins-Clarks.
Hate your boss? Maybe that's because he's a stand-in for your withholding dad. Competitive with a coworker? Obviously she reminds you of your little sister. According to a piece in today's Times, workplace relationships tend to mirror family (dys)function. Which means, basically, we're all screwed.