Family & Relationships Top Stories

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

Why Some Grown Kids Cut Off Their Parents

By Elizabeth Vagnoni, Next Avenue | Family Matters

Could their estrangement be caused by how we raised them?

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10 Ways to Be the Best Babysitter

By Lisa Carpenter | Caring For Children

Before you assume babysitting duty, our columnist suggests you arm yourself with these tricks to make it a fun time for all.

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Seniors, Sex, & STDs

By The Editors | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Ann Abernethy of the American Grandparents Association discusses older adults and sex with CBS 5 Arizona.

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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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