family relationships


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

How to Tell Someone You Were Sexually Abused as a Child 3

You need to tell someone that you survived rape or sexual abuse, but how? Here’s how to say the words “I was sexually abused as a child” or “My uncle or brother or father molested me.” It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. You are a survivor; you will find healing and strength if you learn how […]

How to Tell Someone You Were Raped or Sexually Abused as a Child

9 Ways to Survive Abusive Parents When You Can’t Leave Home 1

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 2

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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7 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents 227

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 […]