Family & Relationships Top Stories

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

How to Repair a Distant Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship

By Kristen Sturt | Family Matters

You wanted to be a hands-on grandparent, but things have worked out very differently. Here's how to fix it.

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How to Be Friends With Your Ex After Divorce

By Beth Levine | Divorce

Tips to get past the hurt & anger and find common ground post-divorce.

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The Long-Distance Caregiver: How to Manage Care Across Miles

By Carol O'Dell, contributing editor | Caregiving

Caring for a loved one from afar comes with special challenges — here's how to make it all work.

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8 Dating Mistakes People Over 50 Make

By Sara Schwartz | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Having trouble finding love? You're not alone! Dating and relationship experts weigh in on the biggest ways we self-sabotage

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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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Compatibility Horoscope

How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?

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