Whether the child is 2 years old or twenty, the words "I hate you!" cut deeply. Our first reaction is to fly off the handle, inflicting pain and punishment. Try this three step approach instead.
There's a point when it becomes clear that the accusations and sabotage are a way to keep you under their control, a way to keep you from being able to leave.
Depression is one of the most common debilitating conditions known to the human race. Having a loved one that is depressed leaves chores undone, love unexpressed, and expectations unfulfilled.
Life is full of decisions. We all make them. Sometimes, we have to set aside our own personal desires at the moment and do what we know is best in the long run. This isn't easy for anyone!
Difficulties come to us from many different sources. Use this simple strategy to get your life back on track, no matter what you are dealing with.
Your mother in law is not your enemy and should be treated with respect. When she tries to dominate you, you should show her firmly that she has your respect, but she cannot mess up your marriage.
My husband and I fell into sinkholes along the way, we know where they are and have dedicated our lives to helping other blended families avoid them. Here are 3 sinkholes you may want to avoid.
Mrs. Doubtfire tackled one of the toughest issues of modern times - divorce. What does the movie and research teach us about divorce and the family?
Life has many critical moments, and most of them affect us as individuals within the family setting. Marriages are strengthened or weakened depending upon how we deal with these moments.
The apple just needs to realize the signs they are from a dysfunctional family and then find ways to surround themselves throughout their life with positive people who will value, cherish, and support them.