When I introduce myself from here on out, I am supposed to say, “Hi, my name is ______________, and I’m an alcoholic.” That’s the first step, according to the brochure some nice woman handed me as I entered my first AA meeting day before yesterday.
Things to avoid when visiting or staying with brand-new parents.
I have two job offers and a million people I’ll be letting down if I choose either option. How can I stop trying to please everyone else long enough to figure out what I want?
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.
Everybody’s favorite! Reader-submitted updates on past columns, questions and queries.
I just found out — thanks to Facebook — that one of my best friends is getting married. And I’m not invited. What happened??
After years of dealing with an overly-competitive sister-in-law, treading on our baby name turf is the last straw! What do I do?
My friend’s father just died after a long battle with cancer. What can I do for her and her family? How can I be a help and not a burden?
An update from one of our most memorable Advice Smackdown columns: The pregnant mom faced with a husband in rehab on her due date.
Only three people came to my baby shower and I’m having a really hard time dealing with disappointment and anger at the no-shows. How can I make myself get over this?
My husband lost his mother several years ago and won’t put any effort into Mother’s Day…but I’m a mother now too!
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?
I want another child and he doesn’t, at all. Can this relationship be saved?
My husband blames ME for our daughter’s whining and crying. Could it really be my fault?
My aunt is using my blog and Facebook against me, all because I didn’t send a stranger a baby shower gift! What do I do?
I’m trying to develop friendships with other families now so our kids will have a network for support later.
My mother-in-law is an honest-to-God criminal, and my husband wants her to move in with us.
Will having a baby in the bridal party steal a bride’s thunder on her wedding day?
When one parent is ill and the other is in denial…when is it time to step in and start caring for the caretaker?
When a family feud starts causing collateral damage among the younger generation.