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A supportive family allows us to feel accepted, loved, safe, and protected during tough times. Strong family relationships provide a sense of belonging, are a source of comfort and strength, and can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. Building a successful and happy family takes time, dedication, and hard work, but it is worth the effort. In this section, you’ll find tips on how to maintain healthy family relationships and strengthen family ties.


How Our Parents’ Marriage Affects Our Relationships and Shapes Us

Reading Time: 5 minutes Our parents are the first teachers we have, and we can count on them to teach us everything — from how to eat with a spoon to how to behave in public. These may be some of the more obvious lessons we learn from our parents. But from the time we’re old enough to observe adults, they are teaching us another important lesson — how…

December 21, 2021

Here’s How To Make This Holiday Season with Your Family Enjoyable and Stress-Free Family

Here’s How To Make This Holiday Season with Your Family Enjoyable and Stress-Free

Reading Time: 5 minutes What comes to your mind when you think of holidays? Do you associate them with joy and family time, or is it the most stressful time of the year? If it’s the latter, you aren’t alone. Without the right approach, holidays can be nerve-wracking and far from magical. Luckily, there’s a way to learn to manage family-related stress and avoid burnout. Check out the tips…

December 13, 2021

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Not Only a “Turkey” Day: 5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving not About Food but Family Relationships

Reading Time: 6 minutes Roast turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie… It’s time for the biggest dinner of the year! Food is a big part of what makes a Thanksgiving party a feast, and the celebration often revolves around the delicious dinner. But when we’re focused on feasting and passing dishes to the people we’re with, we can miss out on warm and valuable experiences to remember.…

November 25, 2021

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How to Manage and Resolve Family Conflicts

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being part of a family can bring various benefits, such as love, security, support, and more, although, sometimes, there can also be conflict. It’s common for family members to fall out or tensions to arise. And while disagreements are perfectly normal, when conflicts go unresolved or escalate, they can become a significant cause of stress. Family conflicts can be particularly distressing because they are so…

August 1, 2021

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How to Resolve Conflict in Family

Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to families, conflicts are, at times, inevitable, whether it be in the form of small misunderstandings as a result of varying opinions or in escalated forms of violence. Causal factors for the conflict may be within or external to the family. Again, it is never the easiest thing to find an amicable solution, and this calls for efficient strategies on how to…

November 2, 2020

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Reasons Why People May Hate their Fathers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people who struggle with finding why they hate their father know that something is wrong with their relationship. It is important for people to be in touch with their emotions, and feelings as this make a major part of mental health. The strained relationship between parents and their children is not uncommon today. It is important to address this concern, especially if you can’t…

October 30, 2020

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How Much Is Marriage Counseling?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you find yourself avoiding talking to your partner because you’re afraid anything you say will bring about another argument? Are you slowly drifting apart and nothing you do seems to fix the problem? Do you wonder what will happen if you keep going like this? If this sounds familiar, and you’re not ready to call it quits, it may be time to consider seeing…

October 29, 2020


How Should I Deal With My Feelings For A Married Woman?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Key Takeaways: Getting attracted to a married woman is not something to be ashamed of. You must weigh the pros and cons of acting on your feelings. Talking to a relationship counselor helps deal with the moral dilemma caused by loving a married woman. I think I’ve found my soul mate – she’s perfect! I love everything about her except the fact that she is…

October 19, 2020

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What Is a Toxic Mother? Signs and Effects on Relationships

Reading Time: 7 minutes Your friends are going to reunite with their moms after a long time without seeing each other. It’s not the same for you. You dread these meetings. The mere thought of spending a few days with your mom stresses you out. You can’t remember ever enjoying a day with her. Sounds familiar? There’s a high likelihood she is toxic. Most people raised by a toxic…

September 24, 2020

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Birth Order Theory: Insights Into Your Personality

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is a belief that the order you are born in influences your personality. The theory was advanced by a personality psychologist Alfred Adler. However, there are differences from one family to another. Birth order is the sequence in which kids are born. If a family is made up of 3 children, the first child is called the firstborn, the next is the middle child,…

September 24, 2020

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Understanding the Unique Dynamics of Various Family Types

Reading Time: 6 minutes Family is essential because it’s usually your most exceptional support environment. There was a time when a nuclear family was an established norm in the U.S. Over time, different family types became popular and widely accepted. Currently, it’s not unusual to grow up in a blended family or be brought up by a single parent. Regardless of the family type, you are brought up in,…

September 24, 2020

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Why Are the Mother-Child Relationships Complicated?

Reading Time: 6 minutes The relationships between parents and children are never simple. There are times when parents can’t understand their children and vise versa. Or maybe they don’t want to? In this article, we will dig a little deeper into this topic. We will tell you about: Why children feel like their mother hates them Why such relationships are complicated What can be done about it Sometimes the…

September 2, 2020