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The Power of the Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Relationship -- and What That Really Means

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

I know I've said it before, but it remains true -- the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship is the most critical relationship in any family system.

You're Not Ready for Divorce

Michelle Crosby | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

I know, I know. You've been thinking about asking your husband for a divorce for nearly a year. Really even longer than that. You've considered every angle. Explored every other alternative. But you're still not ready.

A Year Later, I'm Still the Same Person. But With a Blender.

Levi A. Miles | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

Dear Grandma, Hey. It's your grandson Levi. You probably don't remember this like I do, but one year ago, I 'came out' as a gay man to the world in a story published on the Huffington Post.

Struck By Hindsight

Lisa Besaw | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Besaw

Hindsight can, and usually does, help one gain a whole new perspective. I'm presently feeling somewhat anxious and overwhelmed by some of my hindsight.

Weathering a Financial Crisis That's Close to Home

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Economic crisis is a time that couples and families operate best when they stick together and work as a team to find solutions to the problems that are under your control.

Ramadan Reflection Day 3: On Parents and Marriage Choices

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Built into our tradition is a prayer the purpose of which is to help us make decisions through turning to God. The number of people who I have seen who try it and don't really know how it works is quite large.

How to Solve Common Family Problems

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

In every family, there will be problems. No matter how positive and empathic parents have been, kids will still argue and misbehave, and ask for more than they can have. The demands of our daily lives -- and of theirs -- will inevitably create conflict and misunderstanding.

On Presidents, Aprons and Second Shifts

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'm starting to wonder if this presidential election might hinge on aprons.

'I'm Disgusted With My Son Being Married To A Man'

Alvin Lopez Woods | Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin Lopez Woods

I woke up yesterday morning as if it were any other day. But just seconds into a beautiful late-June morning, my shocked husband gave me the most appalling news. "Your biological mother made a nasty comment about our book," he said.

Why It’s Better To Be Alone For The Holidays 

OWN | Posted 12.18.2012 | OWN

By Katie Arnold-Ratliff When the holiday started feeling more like a duty than a delight, Katie Arnold-Ratliff and her husband decided to celebrate...

Improving The Modern Mother-Daughter Relationship (VIDEO)

NBC's The Today Show | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

According to Dr. Charles Sophy, there is no relationship more fascinating nor frightening than the mother-daughter relationship. In an interview with ...

The 8 Trickiest Holiday Situations

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Rambunctious nephews ruining your furniture? Everyone keeps asking why you're not married? Your daughter's new boyfriend's a dud? Writer Jancee Dunn c...