Entering into another family is like entering into another culture — with its own codes, expectations, and set of rules. Naturally, it's a situation ripe for conflict and contention.
In this episode, the Sugars field questions from two letter writers dealing with fraught in-law relationships. One woman's mother-in-law makes cruel distinctions between her children and the children her husband had with his first wife. The other loves her father-in-law dearly, but worries about his gruff approach to disciplining her children.
[0:16] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.
[24:45] "Good Woman," Cat Power, "You Are Free," 2003.
[42:30] "Honey Honey," Feist, "The Reminder," 2007.
[43:07] Elizabeth Enslin, "While The Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love And Rebellion In Nepal," 2014.
[52:29] "Give A Little Bit," Supertramp, "Even In The Quietest Moments," 1977.
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