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 just found out — thanks to Facebook — that one of my best friends is getting married. And I’m not invited. What happened??
My husband stays home with our baby but lets him sleep all day…so he’s awake all night! How do I fix this without sounding accusatory?
My mom really, really wants to be in the room when I deliver. I really, really don’t. How can I tell her without hurting her feelings?
My mother has announced that she will never let her (hypothetical, for now) grandchildren call her anything grandmother-related. Should I be worried?
My husband is an alcoholic…but if he goes to rehab he’ll miss the birth of our child.
Should we let his mother buy us life insurance…even if she’s demanding control of the benefits?
My child has just been diagnosed with a condition my in-laws don’t even believe exists. Now what?
Is it your responsibility to mend your spouse’s family fences, or should you just butt out?
The latest in our ongoing series of Can This Grandparent Be Trusted To Babysit? dilemmas.
I want to honor my father by giving his name to my son. My mother sees it as honoring the “bad guy” in an ugly divorce.
Can this grandparent relationship be saved?
I want my mom to be there during labor and delivery. My husband is all but marking his territory by peeing in the snow. Help!
My daughter and I are caught in the middle between two women who hate each other. What do I do?
Am I a terrible person for wanting to take my toddler to see family on Thanksgiving while he’s stuck at work?
We RSVP’d to their wedding…and then forgot to actually attend!
Do I owe her an explanation for why I’m done fighting for our friendship? Or can I just ignore her until she gets the picture?
A good friend’s pregnancy combined with an unexpected personal loss has left her wondering what to do next.
My mother-in-law will be enraged if she discovers we’ve chosen someone else as our children’s guardian in our will. How do we keep it a secret?
A concerned husband wants to know when it stops being “just hormones” and starts being something more serious.