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Surviving Well-Intentioned (Overbearing) In-Laws

by Malini Bhatia www.marriage.com I didn’t just gain a husband when I got married. I gained his entire family. I’ve heard people say they didn’t marry the family, they married the man. I suppose I’m a little confused at that statement, as […]

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STEPFAMILY CHRISTMAS

by Carri Taylor www.cgtaylor.com   This Season can bring a collision of memories, thoughts, and emotions. High expectations that are met bring joy and when not met, disappointment. In a first marriage there is a blending of two family systems’ holiday rituals. That […]

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No Doofus Dads in This Family

 The media likes to portray dads as inept, clueless, helpless and bumbling. Dad is painted as a doofus. It gets a laugh. And sells more ties and power tools. In a culture where 1 out of every 3 (33%) children in […]

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Happy Holidays – for Both of You

by Priscilla and Greg Hunt, PhD     See Jane planning for the holidays. Planning menus, dinner parties, shopping excursions. Planning gift-giving, card-sending, trips to visit family. Planning volunteer work and end-of-year giving. See Jane stress.   What Jane has forgotten to plan is […]

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Survival Guide for Couples – Home for the Holidays

by Priscilla and Greg Hunt, PhD   Hollywood understands human nature. Why else would there be so many movies that portray the holidays being "enjoyed" by so many dysfunctional families? Perhaps the greatest enjoyment is ours as we laugh at and cringe […]

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Communication in Marriage is More Than Words

by Priscilla Hunt   My mother-in-law has moved to town. . . one street over. Believe it or not, this is a good thing in many ways. We get along well. We’ve even traveled together. But this is the first time in […]

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Survival Guide for Couples: Home for the Holidays

Hollywood understands human nature. Why else would there be so many movies that portray the holidays being "enjoyed" by so many dysfunctional families? Perhaps the greatest enjoyment is ours as we laugh at and cringe at other families' dealing with […]

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