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Jul07
I’m Being Guilted Back Into The Toxic Family Sludge

I’m Being Guilted Back Into The Toxic Family Sludge

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A new mother needs wants to know how to stick to her decision to keep away from her toxic family.

Apr30
Don’t Move So Close To Me

Don’t Move So Close To Me

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My parents are secretly planning to move near my immediate family. They are functional alcoholics and the stress of them pressuring to consistently babysit my young son is leading me to actually consider moving out-of-state.

Apr21
Grandparents & the Invisible Partner

Grandparents & the Invisible Partner

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My estranged parents want to build a relationship with me and my infant twins. But they still don’t want to accept my partner as a mother to our sons. I find this unacceptable. I need your advice.

Apr04
Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

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My mother-in-law will be caring for my baby daily when my maternity leave ends. How do I set-up appropriate boundaries and manage that tricky relationship?

Mar31
Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

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This expecting mother is receiving hurtful comments from her future in-laws about their lifestyle and parenting choices (already!). Amalah provides some guidelines for navigating that tense relationship.

Mar28
The Super-Glue Mom

The Super-Glue Mom

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My daughter has behavioral special needs that make visits with and from her grandparents very stressful for everyone, including her. I really want the grandparent relationship to be strong. What should I do?

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