Family & Relationships Top Stories

Expert advice, tips and stories about family, friendship, pets, dating, and more.

8 Signs Your Child Picked a Good Spouse

By Sally Stich | Dating & Marriage & Sex

You don’t have to be wild about your son/daughter-in-law, but if he or she has these positive qualities, stop complaining, chances are your child's marriage is a happy one.

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8 Things You Can Do To Make Life More Meaningful

By Sally Stich | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

Now's the time to make a difference and feel like you're bettering yourself and the world around you.

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7 Ways to Stop Your Pets From Ruining Your Furniture

By Michael Pomranz | Pets

You love them, but they can wreak havoc on your home. Here's how to keep your furniture—and your relationship with your pet—intact.

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What Grandma Says vs. What She Thinks

By Adair Lara | Family Matters

Being a grandparent practically requires an advanced degree in BYT (Biting Your Tongue)...

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7 Tricks to Winning an Argument

By Julie Weingarden Dubin | Family Matters

How to keep the peace and persuade family and friends to see it your way.

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If I Had Known My Mother Back Then...

By Jill Yanish, Next Avenue | Family Matters

What happens when a daughter edits herself into her mom's old photos.

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8 Ways My Pets Trump My Grandchildren

By Lisa Carpenter | Pets

Columnist Lisa Carpenter explains why her "furbabies" are infinitely easier than real grandbabies.

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What Does Your Daughter-in-Law Call You?

By The Editors | Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law

We polled Facebook, and found that your kids-by-marriage generally stick to one of six categories—for better or worse. What's yours?

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The Truth About Men, Women & Remarriage

By Robyn Passante | Dating & Marriage & Sex

When it comes to marrying again, men and women differ in a lot of ways. Find out how, plus tips on making a new marriage successful.

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8 Things That Would Get Today's Parents Arrested

By Bev Beckham | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

Letting kids sit in the front seat of the car and spanking kids are just two of the many things that might land you in jail nowadays.

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