My husband and I share a large blended family of grown children and lots of grandchildren. We never have everyone home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we usually have three or four families. We have always bought all the groceries and supplies for these times, which can be up to $1,000 for Thanksgiving through Christmas. But now, the expense is becoming too much.
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I am a single female. For the past year, I have been unhappy with one of the men assigned to be my home teacher. While I appreciate this brother’s willingness to serve, I learned he is on our state's sex offender list. So, I do not feel comfortable sharing personal things with him and the other home teacher when they visit.
Ashlynn and Coby Mitchell are a happy couple from Orem, Utah, but it wasn’t always that way. They have suffered through the effects of addiction, two affairs, and other serious challenges. “We lived in the weeds for 14 years of our marriage,” Ashlynn says. “We felt alone when we were apart and when we were together.” Now they want others like them to know that there is hope.
I have a son-in-law who is a great father and husband, but he does something that makes the rest of the family terribly uncomfortable. When he’s in mixed company, he’ll openly argue with his wife and children.
My son and his wife will deliver our first grandson in December. My son is the only son of an only son of an only son, (name plus III, the third).
I was very close to my grandma who passed away a few years ago. She was truly an angel; you couldn't find a kinder person. Towards the end, she told us that my grandpa had been abusive towards her throughout their long marriage. We didn't know what to think because grandpa had loved and cared for her as she went downhill, no one suspected anything.
We all get irritated and impatient with family members (and others) for various offenses. The opportunities for anger are limitless. What do various expressions of anger have in common? They all say one thing: You are not following my rules for the universe.