Eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia and binge eating are often thought of as “teenager problems.” That’s a mistake. Millions of women struggle with disordered eating; millions of women are mothers. This means that a highly significant number of women who have eating disorders are… Read More »3 Signs Your Mom Has an Eating Disorder
Sometimes you can get a new job, leave a bad relationship, or even move to a new place. But how do you survive a situation you can’t change? These tips won’t make your problems disappear, but you’ll see you’re not alone. And you may find some strength and hope for your journey forward.
You love your family members, but sometimes they’re frustrating and aggravating! These six tips on how to deal with troubling family problems will help you get along with your siblings, parents, or other relatives. Learning how to handle toxic family problems is complicated because of the strong… Read More »How to Deal With Problems in Your Family
Hello, awkward conversation! A reader asked me for tips for talking to her mother about moving in with her boyfriend, and here’s what I said… First, her question: “I was raised with Christian values, and pre-marital sex is not something my mom agrees with,” says… Read More »How to Talk to Your Mom About Living With Your Boyfriend
How do you handle in-laws who ignore you – or are hurtful? These tips for visiting miserable relatives are inspired by a reader’s question on my article about difficult parents. If your mother-in-law, father-in-law, or other family members ignore you or get under your skin… Read More »4 Peace-Loving Ways to Embrace Miserable In-Laws
These tips on what to do when your daughter says “I hate you” will help mothers cope. I interviewed psychologists, therapists, and parenting experts on coping when your daughter says she hates you. Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection… Read More »What to Do When Your Daughter Says She Hates You
How do you support elderly parents who need help, but won’t accept it? These tips are inspired by a reader who is wondering how to help her mother who is too proud to ask for help. Here’s what she says, on How to Cope With Difficult… Read More »How to Help Your Elderly Parents
Learning how to deal family problems doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s worth the effort. Why? Because your health and happiness is at stake! And so is the health and happiness of your family. You can’t change your family, but you can change how you deal with… Read More »Are Your Relatives Toxic? How to Deal With Family Problems