Questions tagged [family]

For any issues related to family or families. Whether it is the questioners family or someone else's family. Can be used for questions relating to gatherings for families.

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How to tell family members that they should not downplay your major?

My girlfriend is studying both math and Computer Science (CS) at the best university in Poland, which is literally the hardest way to get through university. The acceptance policy says that they only ...
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Difficult family conflict about inheritance

My mother died 2 years ago and left a house to me and my two younger brothers. She wasn't very good with money and got herself in financial difficulty about 10 years ago and had to be helped with a ...
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I have been asked to keep a secret about a surprise that I believe will end poorly

My parents have been divorced for roughly 40 years. The separation was unpleasant, as divorces frequently are, but so were the following decades. They have not spoken to each other outside of a ...
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How can I talk with my older cousin about his sexuality?

I came out for my family about 6 months ago. I was 23 at the time, and everyone was shocked. They have a very limited mind about those things: asking me if I'll be dressing like a girl, if I want to ...
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How can I convince my parents to respect my privacy?

I am a 14-year-old Egyptian Muslim currently living with my parents. When I try to keep my room's door closed, my parents are always like "Why close it?" and when I reply "I want some privacy" they ...
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How do I make people stop seeing me as a child? [duplicate]

English is not my mother tongue so please be indulgent. In my family, we are pretty close to each other. I mean, when I say "family", it includes aunts, uncles and cousins. With my big sister, we ...
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How to align personal interests with family?

I'm transitioning to the father role which is not going great. I'm facing the fact that I have less time now to follow my personal interests like watching soccer games on weekends. My wife is ...
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How to tell someone that they are eating with their mouth open?

I'm from France and I've been educated with "eating manners" I consider "normal" (chew with your mouth closed, don't put your elbows on the table, wait until everyone is served before starting to eat.....
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How can I explain my reduced social activity when depression is stigmatised?

I lost my job a few months ago, and was struggling to find a new one with no success. This led me to becoming less motivated each day, until the point that suicide slipped into my mind - which I ...
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How to temper conflict in close relationships [closed]

I was reading some of the answers to this question and it got me to thinking. I can't control another person's reaction to me, but I can perhaps temper my own approach when dealing with conflict. ...
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Why the closer the relationship is, the worse conflict we experience? [closed]

Related: Managing a bad temper in close relationships I believe most of us have similar problem. We try to avoid conflict with strangers by polite behavior, but we struggle to do the same with our ...
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I have a problem with family members sharing my personal drama on Facebook

I have a Facebook profile and use it to have fun and keep in touch with friends. I do my best to keep personal drama off of my Facebook page, be it mine or another person's drama, it doesn't belong on ...

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