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05/03/2012
On the Subject of Caretakers A few days ago I heard you talking about caretaker burnout. I have always been my kids' mom and my husband's girlfriend, but two and a half years ago I also had the job of being caretaker for my father, who was dying from a non-cancerous, but inoperable brain tumor. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealthRead On-AirRelationshipsRelatives
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04/23/2012
A Much Needed Tool! I was just listening to your Call of the Day. You told "Geri" when her dad gives accolades about her siblings, she should agree or acknowledge their accomplishments, then ask "Why don't you ever acknowledge mine?" More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentRelationshipsRelativesResponse To A CallSiblings
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03/30/2012
Anxiety and Perfectionism Experience anxiety? Yes. I think it may be related to perfectionism. I grew up in a household with a narcissistic, anxious, mother who would self-medicate with alcohol and prescription drugs. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAnxietyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealthMarriageMental HealthPerfectionismStress
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02/14/2012
The Perfect Valentine My mother sent the perfect Valentine to me, my brother and sisters today. To understand the "story", you need to know her father (my grandfather) was killed in a chemical plant explosion; her husband (my father) was then also in a chemical plant explosion 29 years later. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHolidaysRelationshipsValentine's Day
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01/31/2012
Finally Free to Be Me ...I was a doormat for my mom to walk on for most of my years: I was her mother, her crutch and after my parents divorce - she treated me like a whipped husband. And I let her. More >>

Tags: AbuseAdult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentParentingRelationships
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01/19/2012
My Own Stay-At-Home Mom The topic of working mothers and day care comes up a lot on your show, and I've finally decided to throw in my two cents. I'm not a mother yet, but I still have one, and all my childhood memories of her. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentMemoriesRead On-AirRelationshipsSAHM stay-at-home mom
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01/17/2012
How I Deal with Negative SAHM Comments ...My sister had a baby 3 weeks before I had my baby. She went back to work full-time when her baby was 3 months old. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodRead On-AirRelationshipsSAHM stay-at-home mom
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01/09/2012
Bad Childhood, Great Life I am a product of an affair my mother had on her first husband. I have 12 half brothers and sisters, but only grew up knowing 3 of them (the three from her first marriage). My mother divorced and remarried my step father when I was 4. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBad Childhood - Good LifeBad Childhood-Good LifeFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealthMorals, Ethics, ValuesRelatives
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12/06/2011
A No Nonsense Woman I was raised by a no nonsense woman. Life was simple for my mom. If you told the truth and stood up for what was right, all would go well for you. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentCommon SenseFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParenthonestyRegarding Dr. LauraRelationshipsValues
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11/22/2011
A Wedding Gift from my Mother-in-Law I want to tell you about the wonderful gift my mother-in-law gave me on our wedding day over 31 years ago. As she helped her older son (my soon-to-be husband) into his tux jacket, she said to him: "Well, Scott, you're getting married today and you're off to a new life. Don't ever forget who is Number One." More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentIn-Lawsmother-in-lawRelationshipsWedding
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