Family & Relationships Top Stories

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

3 Ideas to Help Afford Independent Living

By Joseph L. Matthews, Caring.com Expert | Caregiving

Almost all independent living facilities are paid for out of pocket. Here are some options that might help you or your loved one pay those costs.

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8-Step Plan for Managing Your Parent's Finances

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com Senior Editor | Caregiving

Managing your mom's budget? Here's a step-by-step plan to cover all your bases.

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Quiz: Are You Heading for Caregiver Burnout?

By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com contributing editor | Caregiving

What's your caregiver burnout index? Answer the following 12 questions, add up your score

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5 Biggest Issues That Sabotage Family Caregivers

By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com contributing editor | Caregiving

Here are five big "sore points" that undermine family caregiving — and what to do about them.

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How to Manage Your Expectations As a Grandparent

By Beverly Beckham | Family Matters

Is it bad to have expectations for family relationships? It is if you expect to be in charge.

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Romantic Grandpa Greets His Wife at the Airport

By The Editors | Dating & Marriage & Sex

Watch as grandpa reunites with his wife and showers her in hugs and kisses.

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5-year old Girl Sings to Her Grandmother Who Has Dementia

By The Editors | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

5-year-old croons to her great-grandmother who is blind and has demetia.

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5 Things You Should Never to Say to a New Mom

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

Moms and mothers-in-law: Don’t mess with a new mom—particularly one who’s a relative.

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How to Talk to Elderly Adults About Giving Up the Keys

By Connie Matthiessen, Caring.com senior editor | Caregiving

Worried about your aging parent being behind the wheel? Here's how to bring it up without starting a fight.

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When You Don't Like Your Grandchild

By Sally Stich | Family Matters

Sometimes you just don't click, and that's okay.

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