Relationships and Marriage - Family

Vivian and Bernard Pinkowitz

Alzheimer's disease can be just as devastating to families as it is to patients. Here, Vivian Pinkowitz shares her story of caring for her husband through the good times and the bad.

Your Guide to "Me Time"

"Me time" has many benefits, including better time-management and improved mental health. Here's a five-step strategy to help you sneak it into your schedule.

Have You and Your Spouse Grown Apart?

If you aren't feeling connected to your spouse these days, read on for steps you can take to turn around your relationship.

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

More and more families are choosing to homeschool their kids. Here's what you need to know about this type of education and how to get started, if interested.

Navigating Social Invitations When You Have Allergies

Read on for smart ways to safeguard your health and still be a gracious guest.

The Upside to Sibling Rivalry

Did you know all those arguments and disagreements can actually provide opportunity for growth? Here's why.

Letting Go of Your Teen: Why It's Important

He craves more independence, but you aren't ready to give up control. Unfortunately, this kind of interference on your part can endanger your child's development, among other things.

6 Common Pet-Training Mistakes

Don't wait too long. Start training when your pet is young, and he'll be less likely to develop behavioral problems as time goes on.

Be Prepared for Unexpected Health Expenses

If you're living with a chronic health condition, being monetarily prepared in the event of a medical emergency is the key to avoiding financial disaster.

What to Do if Your Pet Has Fleas

Fleas are more than just an itchy nuisance; they can create real health problems. Here are the facts you need.

What's the Deal With Bromances?

Your man is developing a deep, nonsexual bond with another man. Most likely, that's a good thing! Here's why.

5 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50

Here are some reasons you'll want to get between the sheets, and linger a little longer, too.

Can Maca Supplements Improve Your Love Life?

Maca, better known as Peruvian ginseng, is purported to be an aphrodisiac. But can it really make you perform better in bed?

Be Smart About Sex (at Any Age)

Adults ages 50 and older are at an increased risk for STDs. Here's what you need to know to avoid catching or spreading serious diseases.

Blended Families: The Challenges and the Rewards

While changes to family structure require adjustment for everyone involved, these guidelines can help blended families work out their growing pains and live together successfully.

Quick and Easy Home Repairs You Can Do

Is your home in need of some TLC? Here are a few jobs you can tackle on your own.

Marriage After Retirement: Tips to Stay Happy Together

Retirement can be a surprisingly challenging time for couples. Being prepared can help ward off undue stress on the relationship. Here are some key tips.

Nagging: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Need a reason to get moving? Let your nagging spouse (or child) help you out. Learn why nagging can be good for your health.

Reputations: Hard to Build, Easy to Destroy

Your reputation is the bedrock of your good name. Here's how to look after it.

The Mysteries of Twin Communication

Learn the science behind this phenomenon.

Is Slumber the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Having marital troubles? The real problem may lie with your sleeping habits.

Your Partner or Your Pet? Loving Someone With Allergies

You love your pet. But what happens if your significant other can't set foot in your home without coughing or sneezing? Don't let allergies end your relationship. Read on for ways to solve the problem.

How to Prepare for the Death of a Pet

When the dreaded day comes that you have to say goodbye, having a plan in place can help ease the burden of your loss.

Why Long-Married Couples Divorce (and Tips to Help Save Your Marriage)

Long-married couples face crises, too. To help avoid marital dissolution, put these healthy practices into place.

It's Never Too Late to Find Love Again

If you're open to love, your next relationship could be right around the corner.

Kitchen Wisdom: Food Dos and Don'ts for Raising Healthy Kids

Good news from the CDC: Children appear to be slimming down. And healthy meals at home are playing a big role. Read on as experts weigh in on what foods to include, and exclude, from the grocery list.

Your Month-by-Month Guide to Getting the Best Buys

You don't have to be be an extreme couponer to shop smart. Read on for tips on how to score great deals all year 'round.

Back Pain: The Hereditary Factor

Good posture may not be enough to save you from back pain. As it turns out, the physical condition of your back is far more dependent on genes than lifestyle.

Learn to Become a Better Listener

Listening to your loved ones is an essential way to gain trust and respect.

Even though I'm glad I split from my husband after 35 years of marriage, how do I handle the loneliness?

To handle the loneliness, set goals, increase your social network, and engage in activities such as volunteering, taking courses, or traveling with other singles.
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