Unhappy families lead to more unhappy families -- but you can put a stop to it.
When I was a sophomore in college, I started seeing a counselor re: my daddy issues. Up until that first appointment, I had been making it a point to only get involved with guys who made it easy for me to control the situation — so that they wouldn't up and leave me the way my dad left my mom and I when they got divorced. I thought, "If my own father can hurt me, you will, too."
When he says, "let's live together," it means he's not fully committed.
The popular view is often not the truth, and cohabitation is one of those times. Living together prior to marriage is still one of the best predictors for divorce and if you have a child in that union prior to marriage you set them up for an unstable life. The latest research has found that for children, going through a divorce is more stable than being raised by a cohabitating couple. Many couples find someone with whom they can relate or have sex, and before you know what is happening they decide they will live together. They tell me or anyone listening that they want to make sure they are compatible.
Families are the birthplace of society. What's your plan for creating the family life you want?
Family is where the Heart and Soul thrive.
What language are you speaking to those you love?
Are they listening?
What support do you need?
What's in the way?
What 1 step you can take right now?
What's in the way of taking it?
Let's talk about LOVE!
How parents can transition the anniversary of 9/11 into a meaningful conversation with their kids.
As parents, we must engage in many unpleasant and difficult situations. It's the tough talks that our children remember. Explaining death is one of those topics. Our kids are exposed to death each day. Listen to the new, or watch cartoons in the morning and you will find yourself astonished by all the violence and references to death. Our children have become somewhat desensitized by death until it happens to a pet, a family member or a national crisis such as what happened ten years ago on September 11.
There is a world of potential for Labor Day love -- even if all your relatives are around.
Summer 2011 officially comes to a close next Monday, September 5, and we're all looking forward to relaxing during the long weekend. With a multitude of party ideas to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming for couples to decide what to do for Labor Day. So we here at YourTango compiled some of our favorite festivities inspirations, perfect for any couple looking to spend quality time with each other and their family and friends.
Many parents assume that their stress and anxiety are just part of being a parent today.
Every time I watch this hilarious video of a little girl cheering herself on, I think: Her parents must be pretty happy people. I don’t know for sure, of course, but my guess is that they model happiness and confidence and gratitude on a daily basis, and she’s simply copying them.
What have you learned from your parents' relationship?
Earlier this week, we asked our Facebook fans what their parents taught them about love. This simple question generated dozens of different answers, ranging in everything from "it's unconditional" to "it never lasts."
There seems to be a celebrity baby boom this summer. The Daily Beast is on the case.
While the Beckhams welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven, over the weekend, Kate Hudson is still mulling over what to name her new baby boy with her musician fiancé, Matthew Bellamy. From Natalie Portman’s first to Mariah Carey's twins, see more celebrities who added to their families this summer.