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My Mom Hates Me

From the : me and my mom had a big blow up fight at few years ago. She lost her house and a lot of my family members took advantage of her. She wanted me to stop talking to all of them but I was only 17 and really wanted my family to be nice. So I basically chose them over her for about two years. Me and my mom still kept in contact....
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My Mom Is Depressed and I Want to Know How to Help

Thank you so much for looking at my problem.  Im very close with my mom and I love her so Lately she has been very sad and emotional (Not her period). My mom and dad don’t talk that much or see each other that much due to his work schedule of one permanent job and the other time working for his parents. He leaves the house at 4:30am even sometimes and doesn’t come home...
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Issue with Parents and Sister

Well, they all seem to pick on me and have ago at me, when I do nothing wrong. They sometimes talk about me, and it’s sometimes nasty. I have a go at them. But they tell me I’m wrong all the time :( it sucks so much… (From Kent) A: At 18 I can appreciate the difficulty in dealing with your family while still at home. It is time to make a plan to...
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How to Help Son with Intermittent Anger Disorder?

I believe my son deals with this. He is currently into a 3 day episode of extremely exaggerated anger based on a non-issue. My concern is his response if he does not get his way – suicide, property damage, etc. Is it better to give in to his wants while the anger lasts? I do not want him hurting himself, someone else, or property. Is pushing getting help the wrong thing to do at...
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Husband Disengaging from Marriage

My husband and I have been married 30 years. Four years ago we received custody of five grandchildren. The parent have done nothing to comply with Court requirements to get the children returned to them. There are no other family members in a position to care for the children and we have tried but it fails to work out.  Last year I had a major health scare but have since recovered. Now ,my husband...
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Mother Doesn’t Communicate

My mother is, and always has been, a very shy person. In public, she talks limitedly and as necessary. Around her family, she is somewhat more talkative but by no means chatty. The problem is that I am dealing with personal issues in my life, and I would really like to have her input and support, and for her to communicate more with me. This lack of communication is causing many fights between us:...
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Mother Is Using My Daughter to Control Me

From Australia: I am recently divorced and looking at possibly moving to start over. My parents have been great helping with my daughter by watching her and making sure she gets to her activities and such. The divorce and the circumstances were quite difficult on my daughter and myself and as a result she has been going to therapy to deal with some of the issues. Recently my mother has become quite vocal and...
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My Parents Are Ruining My Life

Hello, I really need help and I am glad I found your website. I’ll just pour it out. I am an Indian living in a small town in the Philippines, my family is the only foreigner in this town, so it’s pretty small. My parents are really strict and don’t like Filipinos and their lifestyles but I like it, they wont let me hangout with my friends ,they just make me sit at home,...
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What’s Best for Kid

From the : Very long story short, I just recently found out that I have another child with a woman I dated a very long time ago. The little girl is a pre-teen years old, the mother was not sure who’s child it was. the man who is on the birth certificate is the only one the child has known as her dad. Mom and the kid’s “dad” have a very toxic relationship. they...
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Introducing Kids to New Girlfriend

From the : I’ve chose a 5 month date to intro my new girlfriend to my kids. We are in love and we want to start sharing this to the kids at Thanksgiving gathering. The kids are 4 and 5. They know her as a friend now because of paths crossing. Is this approach risky for the kids? A: This is such an important question. You show your love for your children by being...
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Sister’s Boyfriend Is Very Touchy Feely with Her 12 Year-Old Daughter

My sister is in her 40’s and has a live-in boyfriend more than 10 years her junior. She has joint custody of her 2 kids, a 12 year-old daughter and a 16 year-old son, so they stay with her half the time. I visit them about once a month because of distance, but when I do, I’m there almost the whole day. The way my sister’s boyfriend interacts with my niece makes me feel...
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