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About Dr. Ruth Nemzoff and Ellen Offner

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center. She lectures on parenting adult children, relationships and family dynamics. She is the mother of four adult children, four in-law children, and grandmother of ten. She lives in Brookline, MA with her husband whom she's been married to for over 50 years. She is author of two books, Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children and of Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family.  Ellen Offner is a health care consultant living in Newton, MA, outside of Boston. She has two adult children, two children-in-law, and four delightful grandchildren. Her avocation, with her husband Arnie, is travel and photography. They have explored many parts of the world and offer valuable tips to other travelers. Ruth and Ellen, both 75 years of age, met in college over 50 years ago.