Parents often have a favorite child, no matter how much they deny it. Favoritism impacts how parents think, feel, and act towards their offspring. It also affects the kids. Here are the signs Mom and Dad are playing favorites.
Are you the black sheep of your family? Are you the one who takes all the blame? Learn why families label certain members this way, and how you can cope.
Make the magic of Facebook groups work for you. You can find lots of help from other genealogists, create your own family groups, get photos restored or colorized by volunteers, research in history groups, and contact museums and libraries through this social media platform.
Your sisters are your first friends, but after you grow up and move away, how do you stay close? Here are a few ideas to help you keep your sisterly ties strong as you juggle life.
Every day, hundreds of family ties are severed, and generally it's for lack of understanding and communication. How does one come to grips with such a sad outcome, yet live a happy, peaceful life? It's hard when judgment, misunderstanding, or societal expectations destroy a family's bond.
Guidelines for visiting new parents with their baby in the first few weeks. Don't turn up unannounced, don't create extra work, be helpful and admire the baby.
Unidentified photos of mystery ancestors are tempting to toss. Don't do it. Here are suggestions for those.
Children and grandparents belong together. Grandparents, parents, and kids all benefit from this bond. Find tips on how to establish and strengthen those ties.
Even if the daughter-in-law enters the relationship with defiance, a wise mother-in-law can bring love into a friendly, supportive relationship in which love becomes mutual—because both need it.
There may come a time when you have endured a harmful and stressful family relationship, and you may wonder if cutting ties is right for you.
I helped my sister get out of Scientology when she asked for help. If you lost a family member or friend to a religious cult, my story offers a way to help them.
Adult children of healthy families don't just stop talking to their parents. Here are some of the reasons why a person walks away from a parent or stops including parents in their life.
Sinkholes are where the ground sinks under you without warning. My husband and I fell into so many of these sinkholes, I felt it necessary to share a warning with other blended families in hopes of helping people avoid these.
Learn how to cope with manipulative family members, gain clarity, set boundaries, and reclaim family harmony with this five-step solution. Understand how to perceive scheming family members now.
My father is homeless, and we have no relationship. I wanted to share with you 5 things I want others to know about what it's like.