Family and Friends


How to Help Your Mom Leave an Abusive Relationship

Here are the 7 most important things to remember when you’re searching for advice on how to help your mother leave an abusive relationship. I was inspired to write this article for a teenager who asked for help getting out of a bad relationship when you have nowhere to turn. “I am 16 and trying to help my mother get […]

How to Help Your Mom Leave an Abusive Relationship

How to Deal With Regret After Someone You Love Dies

The grieving process hurts worse when you regret things you said or did while your loved one was alive, doesn’t it? You have no way to apologize or make amends. And you can’t change how you acted in the past. These ideas for dealing with regret after someone you love dies are inspired by a book I’m reading about living […]

When Someone You Love Dies Dealing With Regret

When You Miss Your Dad – Help and Hope for Fatherless Daughters

Father’s Day or not – life is no good when you’re missing your dad or growing up without a father, is it? I know, because I’m one of those fatherless daughters who was raised by a single mother. I didn’t even think I was missing my dad because I never knew him! I didn’t meet him until I was 29 years […]

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5 Ways to Find Peace in a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship

While researching my book Blossoming After Loss, I discovered several healthy approaches to difficult mother-daughter relationships. They’re refreshing and healing – and they may help you navigate your interactions with your mom. These tips for finding peace in a difficult mother-daughter relationship are inspired by Naomi’s strong connection to her mother-in-law, Ruth. “Their [Naomi and Ruth’s] unconventional relationship allows us […]

Find Peace in a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship

9 Ways to Survive Abusive Parents When You Can’t Leave Home

When you’re a child or underage teenager, you can’t just leave home if your mom or dad is abusing you. These tips on how to survive abusive parents when you can’t move out of your family home are inspired by a reader who said… “You gave words of wisdom for adults whose parents try to control them,” says Ruben on 7 Tips […]

How to Survive Abusive Parents When You Can’t Move Out

10 Ways to Solve the Most Difficult Mother-in-Law Problems

Do you feel like your mother-in-law (MIL) hates you? Or maybe it’s the other way around! Here’s what you need to know about dealing with a critical mother-in-law, plus the best ways to solve difficult problems with your in-laws. “I have been married for over 25 years and have had many ups and downs with my mother-in-law,” says Ginger on […]

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17 Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Your Girlfriend’s Parents

You’ll quickly find a perfect (and affordable!) gift for your girlfriend’s parents here. Whether it’s her mom’s birthday or her dad’s retirement party, this list will make your online shopping excursion quick and painless. Bonus: you’ll find a gift that will make your girlfriend and her parents love you even more than they already do. The Yoga Cats Calendar is a bonus addition to this […]

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