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7 Tips for Overcoming Fear of What People Think About You

The best way to overcome your (completely normal) fear of what people think is to do things that make people think about you. Yes, it’s counterintuitive. And yes – it works! Here’s how I’m successfully overcoming fear of what other people think of me, and how you can find the same freedom, peace, and joy in your life. I always […]

Overcoming Fear of What People Think About You

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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17 Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Boyfriend’s Parents Adore You

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s parents depends on three things: their lifestyle, your relationship with them, and the length of time you’ve been dating him. These 17 gifts and ideas for your boyfriend’s mom and dad cover all three factors; they range from personal to practical, luxurious to functional. The Juliet Glass Teapot Set by Tea Beyond is a lovely gift for […]

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12 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend

It’s not always easy to recognize the signs of emotional abuse in a relationship – especially when you’re in love. Here’s how to know if your boyfriend is emotionally abusive, inspired by a reader’s question about her boyfriend. “Is my boyfriend abusing me emotionally? I’m not sure and I don’t know how to break up with my boyfriend,” says Indira on […]

How to Know If Your Boyfriend is Emotionally Abusive

7 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents

Whether you’re an adult child or living at home (or an adult child who lives at home!), these tips on how to deal with controlling parents will help you see your situation – and your mom and dad – differently. I was inspired to write this article for Andy. “Growing up, my parents always had a way of making me feel crappy about […]

6 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents