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Family/Relationships - Adult Child/Parent
02/07/2013
Caregiving for Two Parents at the Same Time Sadly, last year we had the caregiving dilemma for both my father and my father-in-law at the same time. I'm not saying it was easy, but here's how we handled the situation. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorCherishFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealth careHelpingRelaltivesRelativesSiblingsTaking care of parentsValues
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02/07/2013
Working with My Brothers to Aid our Mother My mother developed dementia and memory problems, and since I'm the only one in the same town, it was up to me to care for her. However, I included my brothers in all decisions and we worked together to get the best health care and living conditions she could afford. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealth careHelpingRelaltivesRelationshipsRelativesSiblingsTaking care of parents
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01/17/2013
Taking a Difficult Situation and Making Lemonade I'm reflecting today on the many events that have impacted my life over the past year and wanted to share with you what an incredible man I have in my life. My husband has two siblings who have had "issues" with their father over the past few years. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeDisrespectFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFatherMarriageParentingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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12/20/2012
My 'Wonderful' In-Laws!! After years of therapy trying to figure out why my own mother didn't like me, I met my mom-in-law. She taught me true love between a mother and her daughter. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentIn-LawsKindnessMother-in-law/Daughter-in-lawMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodRead On-AirRelationships
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12/18/2012
My Replacement Mom Ever since I lost my Mom to ovarian Cancer 3 years ago, I've felt a sense of loss of not having a mom, and a couple of weeks ago while listening to you on SiriusXM, I realized you had become my "mom", and that you were providing some things that I miss the most about my Mom. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentDeath of a parentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealthMotherhood-FatherhoodMotheringRegarding Dr. LauraRelationships
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12/06/2012
My Fabulous Man I met my husband in graduate school at a Catholic university. He was a priest and I had been a nun for 11 years. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentMarriageRelationshipsReligion
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11/29/2012
Ten Qualities of a Real Man 1. He has a good sense of right and wrong.
2. He supports his family financially.... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFinancesMarriageMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingRaising Boys to MenReal menRelationshipsRelativesRespectRole modelValues
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11/26/2012
Nightmarish Dream Weddings The economy is really bad, and it's not going to get better anytime soon. Because finances are such an issue, practicality is especially important these days. However, a lot of people still have delusions of grandeur about certain things like weddings. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentCommitmentDatingFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFinancesFriendshipsMarriageRelativesWedding
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11/20/2012
Adult Child Living at Home The worst part about having an adult child living at home is that he brings his childhood patterns with him or instantly falls back into them. You are never just a gracious couple sharing your home while he gets financially solvent... More >>

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11/20/2012
They Get Stronger Living on Their Own The worst thing in my case was loss of time and privacy, which I'd willingly given up throughout their childhood. I desperately want my husband and me to be able to live just as a couple again! More >>

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