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The ABCs of family

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Picture-perfect families are the realm of social media posts. In reality, all families are flawed, and there’s nothing like being cooped up in close quarters with them 24/7 to magnify and highlight our quirks as tempers flare and feathers are ruffled.

Learning to Love in a Toxic Relationship

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It was my worst nightmare. The phone call that my mom was in jail and I needed to bail her out. I knew she wasn’t completely innocent. On the ride home, the jabs started right away. I didn’t know how to love my mother, much less lovingly support her as I bailed her out of jail and brought her home to live with me.

3 Tips to Resolve Family Conflicts

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As I write these words, the dust has just settled from some weekend conflict with family. Don’t get me wrong—my family and I love each other very much, and we all want the best for one another. It’s just that at some moments, pride takes over my heart—and more than wanting family unity, I want my own way. On this particular weekend, I felt that I could do things better than my father.

When Family Conflicts Turned Us Into Enemies

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Four years ago, I was staying with my husband’s family. I was a new mom to a baby boy, and there were many things I had to learn. My in-laws, naturally, kept a close watch on their grandson. They would often correct me on how to carry the baby or hold his milk bottle. As a perfectionist, I hated being corrected. But at the same time, I felt pressured to perform well, even when I was tired.