Sally Shields


What are people saying about The Daughter-In-Law Rules?

"Next to Waterford Crystal, The Daughter-in-Law Rules may be the best wedding gift you can give!"

Tim Bete
author, Guide to Pirate Parenting

"The Daughter In Law Rules made me laugh out loud! You will find funny and compassionate advice that works."

Lynne Klippel

"I love this book! The Daughter-in-Law Rules is delightful with an unapologetic truth about a tremendously complex relationship."

Dr. Jackie Black, PH.D.
relationship expert, coach and author, Meeting Your Match

"The DIL Rules is the Bible for all daughters-in-law and daughters-in-law to be! Sally provides an entertaining and funny, yet practical and down-to-earth guide to dealing with the mother-in-law."

Joseph Ghabi
Founder of

"Read this book today if you want to learn how to turn your biggest naysayer into your strongest advocate!"

Patrick Snow
best-selling author, Creating Your Own Destiny

"Sally's Shield's book is a refreshingly funny and honest, yet kindhearted perspective on an issue that no doubt perplexes countless women worldwide. There are a MIL-lion reasons to read!"

Scot McKay
professional dating coach and founder of X & Y Communications

"I am buying this for my daughter-in-law — how else is she going to be able to cope with me?"

Joan Bechtel
co-author, Motherhood Confidential

"Q: How many daughter-in-laws does it take to change a mother-in-law?
A: Just one... IF she has read Sally Shield's delightful book, The Daughter-In-Law Rules, AND if she is willing to do a little changing herself to meet her "MIL" in a middle ground where the two can coexist harmoniously."

David M. Schwartz
author, How Much Is a Million?, Where in the Wild? and 50 other books for the children of daughters-in-law and sons-in-law

"The Daughter-in-Law Rules helps us to nurture the relationship we have with our mother-in-law so that we can both enjoy and appreciate the woman who holds a special place in her son's heart!"

Lissa Coffey
author and relationship expert,

"By following these steps you truly live up to the saying, 'You're not losing a son, you're gaining a daughter!'"

Tracy Lynn Repchuk
best-selling author, 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles

"Dealing with a challenging MIL is not unlike managing a tough boss. As Sally Shields points out with humor, sometimes a smile and a nod go a long way. This book makes the perfect gift!"

Julie Lenzer Kirk
author, The ParentPreneur Edge: What Parenting Teaches About Building a Successful Business

"The Daughter-In-Law Rules is a delightfully entertaining, yet practical guide to practicing the 'Art of Allowing' and deliberately creating the perfect relationship with your mother-in-law!"

Brena Phelps founder,

"Great book! The Daughter-in-Law Rules is witty, insightful, fun and loaded with wisdom to transform this challenging relationship from stressful and competitive, to loving, and rewarding. Every daughter-in-law needs to read this book to bring harmony to her marriage and gain great perspective as to how to deal most effectively with her mother-in-law."

Dr. Joe Rubino
author, The Self Esteem Book and CEO,

"The Daughter-in-Law Rules provides confidence building, fire extinguishing, relationship harmonizing anecdotes to an often challenging marriage experience that will help you keep the peace and create more love."

Karinna Kittles-Karsten
best-selling author, Intimate Wisdom, The Sacred Art of Love

"This handy tongue-in-cheek guide is amusing, entertaining and practical. A must-have for all daughters-in-law--especially those with M.I.L.D.E.W. (Mothers-In-Law Do Everything Wrong)!"

Liz Bluper and Renee Plastique
co-authors, Mothers-In-Law Do Everything Wrong: M.I.L.D.E.W.

"This is the handbook everyone has been waiting for! Finally, a How-To that will insure success with even the most challenging of mothers-in-law-- because as we know, sometimes talking is just not enough. Follow this advice, and you will experience a lifetime of wedded bliss!"

Susan Page
author, Why Talking is Not Enough

"Wishing you had married an orphan? Forget Valium, read the Daughter-In-Law Rules! If you follow even half of Sally Shield's MIL "management" advice, you'll save yourself years of frustration, anger and anti-depressants!"

Lisa Earle McLeod
syndicated newspaper columnist and author, Forget Perfect and Finding Grace When You Can't Even find Clean Underwear

"I loved every minute of this book! Sally illuminates a classically delicate relationship with such a zesty playfulness that instead of cringing I was laughing. Easy to follow advice, coupled with wit and humor, I finished The Daughter-in-Law Rules in one sitting!"

Susanne Paynovich is an aquatic exercise specialist, and founder of

"Sally Shields is an especially talented and superb author with a terrific sense of humor. I would recommend this book to any married woman or soon to be married bride!"

Bob Burg
author, The Go-Getter and Winning Without Intimidation

"The DIL Rules rule! Sally Shields has hit on every problem I've faced with my MIL and then some. Now all I have to do is follow her sage advice--but do I really have to ask how she's feeling???"

Deb DiSandro
humor speaker and author, Tales of a Slightly Off Supermom: Fighting for Truth, Justice and Clean Underwear

"A great gift for any long-suffering or soon to be daughter-in-law. Slip one in your mother-in-law's Christmas stocking too. After all, as Sally reminds us, she really must be a great mother--you fell in love with her son didn't you?"

Janet Beckers

"What you focus upon expands based on the Law of Attraction, and that is what will happen when you apply this approach. With Sally Shield's 101 ways, you will improve your relationship with your MIL tenfold!"

Christy Whitman
best-selling author, Perfect Pictures, certified Law of Attraction coach and creator of

"With these 101 essential strategies, you can experience personal growth in 101 ways as well. Not only did Sally Shields positively transform her relationship with her mother-in-law, but she became an best-selling author at the same time! Now that's growth!"

Manny Goldman
author, The Power of Personal Growth and founder of

"Sally Shields takes what appears to be a very difficult relationship and turns it around into one comprised of respect and love by way of some wonderful and easy to implement techniques. May we all follow her example to be loving, kind, generous, openhearted, sensitive people. Well done, Sally!"

Tulum Dothee

"This book is truly brilliant. MIL 101 should be a mandatory course in universities and even high schools across the country! Thank you Sally Shields for your witty and wonderful book!"

Kelly Sullivan Walden
author, Discover Your Inner Goddess Queen and I Had the Strangest Dream

"Fun and wise advice. Read this book now to avoid avoidable problems later. You don't have to love your MIL--just get along with her! Great topic. A great read."

Dr.LeslieBeth Wish
noted relationship expert and author. Go to to become part of her next book, The No-Nonsense Woman's Guide to Love

Sally Shields has written a long overdue fresh resource for newlyweds to calm things with the new in-laws and overcome the hurdles they all face. This book is in the box information that is lighthearted and fun to read for anyone who wants to know about relationships and how they work. These rules really work.

Gary Roen

"The Daughter-In-Law Rules has an excellently executed humorous tone and provides solid advice that any soon-to-be daughter-in-law can use! This is a book that our members at will love!"

Rachel Dunn
senior editor,

Sally has assembled a no nonsense list of rules that will help any daughter-in-law not only get along with her mother-in-law, but become best friends with her. Her wry sense of humour and practical list of do's and don'ts makes this book the bible of getting along in what is normally a very tense and charged relationship. Sally imparts her wisdom with a breezy, easy-to-understand style and her sense of humour goes a long way to help relieve the tension inherent in this relationship. Sally's a gem!

Bradley Foster
Life and Leadership Coach and founder,

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