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Heather and Steve have been married almost four years. They love each other very much, but relationships with their in-laws have always been strained.
“Nita wrote a note,” Faye says about her daughter-in-law. “She thanked me for the way I brought up my son and told me what she especially likes about him. As his mom, I know his faults better than anyone, but I love hearing that she thinks he’s wonderful.”