Family & Relationships Top Stories

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

How to Avoid Taking Sides When You Agree with Your Son-in-Law

By Lisa Carpenter | Family Matters

Follow these mediation tips to avoid hurt feelings when you're asked to step in during tricky arguments.

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6 Things Modern Grandkids Just Don't Understand

By Adair Lara | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

Columnist Adair Lara on what kids did before iPads and after-school activities ruled the world.

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10 Things I Did to Get Over My Husband's Cheating

By Jackie Dishner | Dating & Marriage & Sex

How to cope when marital trust has been broken. Our columnist shares her strategies for gaining inner strength and moving on.

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9 Best Things About Being Retired

By Sally Stich | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

Retirement isn't the end—it's just the beginning!

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How to Find a Social Life After the Death of a Spouse

By Sally Stich | Dating & Marriage & Sex

The benefits—and pleasures—of building your social connections when the time is right.

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6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Love

By Jackie Dishner | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Take your relationship on an adventure with these fun date ideas you'll both enjoy.

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How to Reveal a Family Secret

By Robyn Passante | Family Matters

Most families have a few skeletons in the closet. Here's how to know if you should divulge yours—plus the least painful ways to do it.

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What You Should Know About Sex After 50

By Sheryl Kraft | Dating & Marriage & Sex

It's not all downhill after 50, but sex does change with age. How to make sure sex is enjoyable as ever—at any age.

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How to Cope with the Death of a Friend

By Sally Stich | Friendship

Getting older means not just parents pass away, but contemporaries too, which can be a huge loss in your life.

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Why Labeling People Doesn't Work

By Bev Beckham | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

Yes, labels tell you something about a person, but as columnist Bev Beckham explains, they're limiting, too—and miss so much.

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