A super wonderful Advice Smackdown update.
My mother is an addict. I gave her a chance to be part of my daughter’s life but she keeps breaking the rules and I can’t trust her. Now what?
This time, a mother-in-law writes in for advice about a daughter-in-law who plays favorites.
The holidays are around the corner and my relationship with my husband’s family is a mess. How can I fix this? Should I fix this?
My newborn has colic and now my family is hanging out without me!
Another day, another horrible sea-monster of a mother-in-law.
My mom has cancer and might not live much longer. Am I crazy for trying to get pregnant right now?
A mom finds herself and young family pulled into her husband’s family’s cycle of emotional and verbal abuse. She needs practical advice on how to save the relationship with her children’s grandparents, if that is at all possible.
I told my mother-in-law that her tradition of playing Santa before Christmas might be confusing to my young daughter and now she’s upset. What should I do?
My mother has announced that she will never let her (hypothetical, for now) grandchildren call her anything grandmother-related. Should I be worried?
My in-laws are absolutely, fundamentally untrustworthy caretakers for my child. But my husband is insisting we let them babysit while we travel overseas! What do I do?
My mother-in-law watches my children during the day for free, but it’s costing me my sanity!
My husband won’t ever say no to his parents, even when it comes to stuff that might not be good for our daughter. What can I do?
What to do when grandparents cross the line of Too Much Stuff.
My mother is an alcoholic. Is there a way to protect both my child and her relationship with her grandmother?
I’m pregnant, and I already know my mother-in-law is going to be angry. Is there any way to soften the blow?
My child has just been diagnosed with a condition my in-laws don’t even believe exists. Now what?
What to do when your niece’s father pushes you out of her life.
Are all grandparent relationships worth saving? CAN they be saved?
The baby isn’t even born yet, but this mom-to-be is already embroiled in warring factions of culture, religion and big fat catered affairs.