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How to Be You When Your Family Wants You to be Someone Else

How to Be You When Your Family Wants You to be Someone Else

Written by on August 26, 2011 in Family Tips, Happiness Tips, Identity & Life Tips, Resilience with 2 Comments

Your family wants you to be someone you’re not, and you’re tired of letting them run your life. Here’s how to be yourself when your family wants you to be someone else. These tips are inspired by a reader’s comment: “My family puts me down, and I have no voice at all,” says A. on […]

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How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

What’s up with the mother problems? Every question I get lately seems to be about handling problems with mothers, or moms being mean, insane, or prejudiced. Here are some solutions to four different problems readers have with their moms, ranging from money thefts to cold, loveless childhoods. First, check this quip out: “Family quarrels are […]

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Should You Visit In-Laws and Family Members Who Are Hurtful?

Should You Visit In-Laws and Family Members Who Are Hurtful?

Written by on August 23, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Family Tips, Psychology Tips with 7 Comments

A reader asked if she should visit her in-laws even though she despises them. Yep! These tips on how to visit in-laws and family members who are hurtful are inspired by her comments… “Should I continue to go to my in-laws’ family events at their home, for my husband’s and daughter’s sake, even though I […]

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Do You Act and Talk Like Your Mom – and Hate It? How to Stop

Do You Act and Talk Like Your Mom – and Hate It? How to Stop

Written by on August 19, 2011 in Family Tips, Psychology Tips, Tips for Teens & Children with 1 Comment

Ready to distance yourself from your mother and figure out who you are? These tips for women who act and talk like their moms (and hate it) are inspired by a reader’s comment… “Do you think the mother-daughter relationship HAS to be fixed in order for the daughter to be in a functional and happy […]

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When Your Daughter Says She Hates You – 8 Ways to Reconnect

When Your Daughter Says She Hates You – 8 Ways to Reconnect

I remember saying “I hate you” to my mom – and not just once. Now I cringe to think about it! Some day your daughter will feel the same way. In the meantime, here are a few ways for mothers and daughters to reconnect. They’re from a variety of psychologists, therapists, writers, and parenting experts. […]

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You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

What do you do when you can’t be in the same room as your mom, much less be friends? Here are a few tips on coping with a mother who is moody and unpredictable. “I’m 45 lost my job 18 months ago; and until May, struggled along as best I could,” says P. on Questions […]

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Don’t Like Being a Military Wife? Tips for Deployment and Marriage

Written by on August 8, 2011 in Marriage Tips, Solving Relationship Problems with 1 Comment

If you love your husband but hate what deployment is doing to your marriage, read these tips for military wives. The army, navy, or US Marines Corps doesn’t have to destroy your relationship! These tips are inspired by a reader’s comment… “I have been married for 10 years and have three boys ages 8, 5 […]

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When You Find the Truth on Your Husband’s Computer

What do you do when you find your husband’s secrets – the ugly truth – on his laptop computer, phone, or Facebook page? Here’s one reader’s dilemma… “My husband asked for advice here [on Quips and Tips] and I found it backlogged on the computer,” says K. on How to Let Go of Someone You […]

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How to Say No to Your Boyfriend – Be Strong, Savvy, and Sexy

How to Say No to Your Boyfriend – Be Strong, Savvy, and Sexy

Written by on July 26, 2011 in Love & Relationships, Money Management Tips with 1 Comment

Stop being a pushover! These tips for standing up for yourself will help you say no to your boyfriend – and make you stronger and sexier to both him and you. Don’t let your boyfriend push you into doing things you don’t want to do. These tips are inspired by one of my readers: “My boyfriend […]

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When Your Husband’s Job Takes Priority Over Your Marriage

When Your Husband’s Job Takes Priority Over Your Marriage

Written by on July 18, 2011 in Marriage Tips, Solving Relationship Problems with 1 Comment

You may feel lonely and frustrated when it seems like your husband’s job takes priority over your marriage, family, and children. If your husband’s work goals seem more important than your marriage, check out these tips – they’re inspired by a reader’s comment. “I am 27 and have been with my husband for 9 years, married […]

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