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My Boyfriend (And Co-Parent)'s Mom Treats Me Badly And He Won't Stop Her

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I feel my problem is more how he allows her to have control over our daughter either from ignoring directions or just not asking. He has asked me to leave problems with his mother alone and "be the bigger person."

How to Get Along With Your Adult Daughter (or Daughter-in-Law)

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty
Samantha Rodman PhD

Listening to grandma's advice for all matters related to a baby is increasingly a thing of the past. Parenting nowadays is high-intensity, and women base a great deal of their identity on the specific parenting choices that they make.

The Bittersweet Reality Of Planning A Wedding Amid Grief

Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD

I knew I would marry Chuck the day of his sister's wedding about 8 months after we started dating. That weekend was when he found out his mother's cancer was terminal, and that she had less than a year of life left. What does one do as a bride-to-be of man with such torment in his soul?

In-Laws or Outlaws?

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

A marriage is not just a tie between two people who love each other. It also marks the advent of another new relationship -- the one you have with your in-laws.

Fun Saturday Activities You Won't Enjoy Doing with Your Mother-in-Law

Reductress | Posted 12.13.2014 | Comedy

It's a beautiful Saturday filled with potential, but it's all ruined by having to spend it with your mother-in-law. Here are some fun activities that would have been enjoyable were it not for the brittle sack of negativity wrapped in Chico's and Pandora bracelets.

How To Deal With A Difficult Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM It happens all the time: mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law just can’t see eye to eye. You clash, you argue, you g...

What Makes a Woman a "Keeper"?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Growing up in a house full of women, I've spent most of my life baffled by men's attitudes, behavior and psyches. Additionally, the vast majority of m...

3 Tips for Talking Wedding Budget

Maureen R. Goldman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Maureen R. Goldman

When you are planning your own wedding (and likely even if you're not) it has to be done and done well. Don't be scared -- with these three fool-proof tips, you can do it!

I Miss My Son's Wedding

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty
Carol Smaldino

Nobody really prepared me for this, or maybe I just don't mix with people who talk about it. So many people talk, instead, about how tough the planning is, and how it's so much better to have a small wedding and how so many people aren't even getting married anymore.

4 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Wedding Planning

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

While wedding planning can be an exciting time for you and your family, sometimes it's easy to lose sight of why you're planning it in the first place.

How To Introduce A New Spouse To Your Holiday Traditions

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

There's no denying that we all enjoy the universals of celebrations -- the good food, the family members getting together and sharing embarrassing stories -- but a holiday with different customs can be unpleasant without some effort to be a part of it.

Why I Loved My Secret Wedding

Kate Awsumb | Posted 08.02.2013 | Weddings
Kate Awsumb

During our impromptu toast and cake cutting/face smashing, complete with two-foot tall "Bride" and "Groom" glasses gifted by a friend, I heard someone whisper to the person next to her, "Did they actually get married or not? I'm so confused!"

Why It's Normal To Get Along With Your Spouse But Not Your In-Laws

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

During the last week many of my patients talked to me about the holidays. One of the topics that came up over and over again in my office was in-laws. Specifically, the challenges of spending time with in-laws over the holidays.

My Ex, My...Friend?

Karen Buscemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Karen Buscemi

I was sitting with a plastic cup of Cabernet and flipping through a magazine, waiting for my oldest son's soccer game to start...

Hosting Thanksgiving Is No Picnic -- Some Survival Tips

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eileen Ogintz

Besides suggesting some of the relatives might be more comfortable at a nearby hotel, here are my six other tried-and-true tips for surviving the relatives this holiday season.

Saying It Without Words

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Image courtesy of When the Vatican chooses a new pope, the traditional white smoke swirls out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel...