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Family Conflict

Woman Defends Dating Daughter’s Ex-Husband: ‘This Is A Free Country’

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Lucy says her new boyfriend, Ken, treats her well and, despite her family’s objections, doesn’t see anything wrong with the fact that the man she ...

Sticks and Stones

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

As Boomers, we remember the childhood retort, 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' This defense against name calling...

When Couples Fight Through Kids

Amy Begel | Posted 03.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

Our kids closely observe the grown ups in their lives, feel the spoken and unspoken distress, and try to help.These little magical-thinkers seem to believe in their power to effect change; in my experience, they take their responsibilities seriously. Of course, lacking qualifications, their efforts usually backfire. But recognizing their cry for help is often a useful beginning.

Hear What A Leader Of The White Knights Of The KKK Says About His Biracial Grandson

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

“My dad has called my son a critter, a monster, a creature. He told me I was growing an ape inside of my body,” says 20-year-old Peyton, who has a...

FACE IT: Is It Worth Taking a Grudge to the Grave?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

In the end, it's not about denial or even weighing the risks against the consequences. It's about confronting these things head on when they happen and hopefully finding a way to get past the hurt, the anger, the denial.

How to Prevent and Resolve Family Holiday Conflicts

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

Families and holidays are often less-than-perfect, but you can make the most of your holiday times together by planning ahead, accentuating the positive, and downplaying any little incidents that may have in the past caused family strife.

Get Some New Glasses or Get a Divorce!

Jennifer Newcomb Marine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Newcomb Marine

If there was one thing I wish I could make people understand today about American family life it's this: you are blind.

Family Matters

Laurie Gerber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

It's your life and your family to improve. Lead with compassion and strength. If you can be that with your family, you can be that anywhere.

Can Family Conflict Drive Teen Girls to Drink?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

What happens to adolescents, and in particular to adolescent girls, that leads to a significant number of them drinking heavily by the time they reach age 14, thereby placing them at risk for the above negative consequences, including sexual victimization?

How to Write College Admissions Essays: A Letter to High School Seniors

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

Unfortunately, family tensions often run high when it's college admissions' time. Phrases such as, "I don't need you. You're wrecking my life!" happen simultaneously as doors slam. I'd like to share with you my secrets on how to write a personal statement for college applications.

9 Arguments You Should Never Have With Your Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bev Beckham | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM It’s taken me 10 years and three grandchildren to finally get it. A man leaves his parents and his wife becomes his...

The Cold Shoulder At Christmas: Family Holidays With A Transgender Daughter

Ellsworth 'Derry' Rundlett, III | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ellsworth 'Derry' Rundlett, III

When Nicole decided to become her authentic self, I was startled and unsure -- but time, education and counseling have made our parent/child relationship stronger than ever. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our extended family.

7 Ways To Manage Family-Time Overload This Holiday Season

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

What exactly are you incredulous about? People being themselves. Exactly as they've always been, year after year. Why is it so hard to live with the way people are? Because we can't accept it. Because we want them to be different. Surprise! They are still the same. Surprise again! So are we.

Glass Half-Full: How To Be A Little Less Cynical

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Ultimately, it is always in our own self-interest to be open and vulnerable rather than to be nasty or write people off. The only person we can control is ourselves. When we get cynical, we are the ones who suffer.

Disharmony in the Land of Nod

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.01.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

A new study suggests that even moderate levels of household conflict can alter basic brain function in infants, leaving them hypersensitive to negative emotions. Even more startling, it appears that even sleep cannot protect our youngest children from battling mothers and fathers.

Blamed, Shamed And Framed

Lillian Daniel | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Jesus once said, "I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world."

Want To Relieve Stress And Enjoy The Holidays? Add More '-ing' To The Season

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Spending the holidays with family can dredge up old resentments and emotional challenges. I firmly believe that you can turn these obstacles into opportunities for positive change.

Done Right, Divorce can Benefit Children

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

As divorce is clearly here to stay, it may be more productive to instead ask how the process of dissolving a marriage might be changed to avoid, as much as possible, damaging children.