Family & Relationships Top Stories

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How to Handle a Difficult Daughter-in-Law

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

You think she’s controlling. She thinks you’re a buttinsky. Can you possibly find a way to connect to your DIL when you rarely agree on anything?

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Are Today's Parents Strict Enough?

By Bev Beckham | Family Matters

Playpens and teaching manners are just two things that seem to be a thing of the past when it comes to raising kids. But is that really a good thing?

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When an Apology Isn't Enough

By Julie Dubin | Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law

Situations when you need to bite your tongue and say "sorry," plus what your daughter-in-law really wants from you.

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Is It Ever Too Late to Get a Divorce?

By Robyn Passante | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Divorce is a loaded decision—especially when you've been together for decades. Here, issues to consider when you're contemplating a split.

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7 Ways to Get the Emotional Support You Need from Friends

By Jackie Dishner | Friendship

How to help your friends help you when you need it most.

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5 Signs Your Marriage Has Gone Cold—And What to Do About It

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Has your relationship been feeling a little, well... boring? Try these tips to give it a jumpstart.

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9 Relationship Wisdoms I Want My Adult Kids to Know

By Jackie Dishner | Dating & Marriage & Sex

One grandmother's advice for a happier partnership and a healthier relationship.

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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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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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