How to Win Your Battle with a Meddling Mother-in-Law
Mothers-in-law can be sweet and supportive and nonintrusive -- but they can also be in the likeness of one from the movie "Monster-in-Law". For the victim of this latter one there could be some quite useful strategies in this article.
How to Deal With Different Parenting Styles in Your Relationship
Having different parenting styles can add a layer of complexity to your family dynamic. Here are some tips to help acknowledge these differences without harming the way your relationships function.
What to Do If Your Family Doesn't Like Your Boyfriend: 5 Tips to Help Make It Work
You think your partner is a great catch, but there's only one problem: Your parents don't seem to feel the same way! Here's what to do if your family doesn't like your boyfriend.
Don't Let Your Parents' Divorce Impact Your Relationship
Just remember: You are not your parents, and your relationship is different than theirs.
Why You'll Never Be Close to Your Emotionally Absent Mother: 5 Reasons It's Impossible
Daughters dream of having a close, loving relationship with their moms and often blame themselves when it doesn't happen. Emotionally absent mothers, though, behave in ways that keep their children at arm's length. When a daughter understands this, she can start practicing acceptance and find peace.
How to Talk About Family Finances When You Remarry
Here some tips and suggestions for how remarried couples can start talking about their blended family finances honestly and openly.
The Empty Nest: A New and Fulfilling Season of Your Life
You can transition into a fulfilling and satisfying season of your life instead of experiencing feelings of extreme anxiety at the prospect of your children leaving home.
Enmeshed Mother-in-Law: Is His Mother Ruining Your Marriage?
Are you dealing with an enmeshed, dependent mother-in-law? Read on to find out how to deal with this sensitive situation.
How to Impress Your Boyfriend's Family and Make Them Like You
Read on for tips on how to behave, what to wear, and what to talk about when you meet your guy's family for the first time to get them to genuinely like you.
New Wife vs. Ex-Wife: Facing the Facts (and the Emotions)
As my husband's second wife, I never once considered the thoughts and feelings of his ex-wife. Rather, I was enjoying my new marriage and family! It wasn't until I was on the flip side of the situation that I truly understood the emotions that...
Why Parents Interfere With Their Children's Relationships and Marriages
When children become adults and begin having relationships, many experience intense pressure and meddling from their parents. This article will discuss the six most common reasons for this behavior, as well as a few tips for what to do when parents interfere with relationships.
7 Tips for Avoiding Issues With Your Mother-in-Law
Here are 7 helpful tips for women to use to navigate tricky emotional terrain with their mothers-in-law.
How to Keep Your Family From Ruining Your Relationship
Even after we're grown and gone from the nest, families still have an amazing capacity to ruin our lives. To me, this capacity is most obvious in our relationships with outsiders, i.e., a dating relationship, an engagement, even a marriage. There...
3 Tips for How to Deal When You Can't Stand Your In-Laws
If you can't stand your in-laws, spending time with them is probably the last thing you want to do—and yet it's unavoidable. I know from personal experience what this is like, and I will show you what I've learned about how to handle these situations with ease.