Why do so many parents not see that pre-planning is also required for good relationships? To keep things simple, predictable and comfortable for all the people in a relationship, a wise person plans ahead. Here's how.
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I have been divorced for five years, but have never truly given up hope that the relationship might still be reconciled. However, last week my ex-husband sent me an email stating that not only had he remarried, he had actually been married for years, literally right after the divorce was final. My adult daughters have kept this from me the whole time.
A good friend called to talk about a difficult uncle. He is distant and prickly. She is tired of trying to be nice to him when he shows only rudeness to her. I suggested that she try to understand his struggles and pains. She commented that he doesn’t deserve her compassion. That got me thinking, who does deserve our compassion?
Your Hardest Family Question: Does my 12 year-old need to see the bishop or a counselor for pornography issues?
I discovered that my 12 year-old son has been searching for hard-core pornography in our home. Even though we have filters set up, he’s found a way around them and was only recently caught. He’s remorseful, but I have no idea what else we can do besides talking with him and encouraging him.
I am in my 50s, partially disabled, single, and the second youngest of four children. Two years ago, after my father's death, my mother started falling frequently, so, at her request, I quickly moved in with her and later sold my home. About three months ago, Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Helping Mom is getting increasingly difficult. I am coping with feelings of inadequacy, exhaustion, not knowing what to do, and being overwhelmed.
There is an international parent/child bonding problem. The world has never seen a global lack of parent/child attachment like this before. Of course, there are factors leading to this detachment, factors that the world has also never seen before.