Category: Family Issues

Dec 14 2017

Childless or Not, It’s Okay

Childless or Not, It’s Okay, Vol. 214, Dec. 14,  2017 Yesterday I was reading a blog by another woman who was sick of being asked when she was going to get married and have children. This is a woman who never wanted to be married and didn’t want any children, resenting these invasive inquiries into …

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Dec 07 2017

Dealing with Family During The Holidays

Dealing With Family During the Holidays, Vol. 431, Dec. 7, 2017 During the holidays we find ourselves interacting with all sort of family members, some of whom we may love to be with and some that we would rather not have to contend. If you have a chronic health problem, the stress of the holidays …

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Dec 29 2016

Healing Family Relationships: 5 Learnings To Help You

Healing Family Relationships: 5 Learnings To Help You – Vol. 394, Dec. 29, 2016 I come from a family not too different from yours perhaps, where misquoted statements from others, judgments lead from never speaking directly about past hurtful events, and general misunderstandings have over taken any sense of trust, resulting in a loss of …

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Apr 07 2016

Do You Really Care If Your Family Goes To Your Funeral?

Do You Really Care If Your Family Goes To Your Funeral? -Vol. 356, April 7, 2016  A couple of weeks ago, my mother-in-law passed away. She died from cancer, after it showed up a second time. I knew when my ex, her son, told me that she had fallen down and couldn’t get up, a …

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Nov 05 2015

The One Thing That Matters More Than Anything Else

  The One Thing That Matters More Than Anything Else – Vol. 333, November 5, 2015 These last few months have been very difficult for me, more than I ever really noted for one simple reason. My ex-mother-in-law who still considers me her daughter-in-law even though her son is no longer married to me (though we …

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Oct 08 2015

Addiction & Eating Disorders Are A Family Deal

Addiction & Eating Disorders Are A Family Deal – Vol. 329, October 8, 2015 –  I had the privilege of attending a seminar given by Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D. founder of the Family Recovery Institute. When the treatment focuses on the addicted or eating disordered as “the problem” that needs fixing, we are speaking about patient centered …

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Jul 30 2015

You Have Your Own Self-Determination If You Choose

 You Have Your Own Self-Determination If You Choose – Vol. 320, July 30 Many people would love to blame their parents for the difficulties that they have experienced in life. However, it is clear from research that has been done over the years that twins separated at birth growing up in very different circumstances economically speaking, …

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