Family & Relationships Top Stories

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

6 Signs You’re Pushing Away Your Adult Children

By Sally Stich | Family Matters

You want to spend more time with them, but they’re always too busy. What’s going on? And how can you fix it?

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10 Affordable Date Ideas

By Ellen Breslau | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Forget the same-old dinner and a movie. For a night—or day—out, try these fun activities instead.

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7 Biggest Complaints of Long-Married Couples

By Sara Schwartz | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Habits that cause the biggest problems, plus easy ways to reignite your love and end the fights.

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How to Downsize a Lifetime of Your Parents' Stuff

By Kristen Sturt | Caregiving

Wondering how to downsize 30 or 40 years of furniture, memorabilia, and more? Start with these ten important guidelines.

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8 Things to Know When You’re Over 60

By Sally Stich | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

With the big six-oh finally in the rearview mirror, here's what you can look forward to.

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7 Things Not Worth Stressing Over

By Suzanne Gerber, Next Avenue | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

Whether it’s maturity or loss, eventually, hopefully, something teaches us what is and isn’t important

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6 Signs You're a Laid-back Mother-in-Law

By Sally Stich | Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law

When your well-meaning comments meet with snippy replies, how do you deal with your daughter-in-law?

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The Two Words You Should Never Say to a Friend

By Ellen Breslau | Friendship

These seemingly harmless utterings can send the message that you're just not that interested in being friends anymore

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7 Hallmarks of a Manipulative Friend

By Cari Wira Dineen | Friendship

If it feels like you’re always giving—and she's always taking—read this.

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When Your Grandbaby Isn't Adorable

Family Matters

No one likes to admit it, but sometimes grandkids don't turn out to be what we expected. It's okay. Here's how to handle your feelings.

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