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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Not hearing my wife when I'm distracted

Often when I'm working on the computer or watching TV, my wife says something to me and I have no clue what she said. I remember being a kid and repeating "Dad" 30 times before I got his attention. ...
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How do I explain to family members that I don't like to be greeted with a kiss?

I have an Asian background, and I live in Australia. My husband is European, and at family gatherings, his family members tend to greet me with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, which makes me ...
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How to take one to rehabilation center without telling him? [closed]

My dad drinks a lot and creates nuisances after that, when he's drunk. To try to end that I am planning to take him to a rehabilitation center. If we ask him to come with us, he won't. What is a ...
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Need opinion to choose either Dad's Side or My Mom's Side during the Worst time [closed]

I am writing this up, as I have got stuck as to whose side to choose. I am 26 years old , working and earning 40K/month. My dad was in Defense Service and he got retired a month ago. My mom is a home ...
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How to ask my father in law to stop entering our house unannounced?

My father in law refuses to listen to our requests not to work in/on our house during weekdays. So, there's a bit of a backstory here. We bought a house 8 months ago, started renovating and during ...
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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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How can I come up with good conversation-starters? [closed]

When talking to people, I often find myself in an "awkward silence". This is usually with acquaintances or friends-of-friends. Let's say I'm at a family gathering on Thanksgiving (United States). I ...
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Talking over my family and interrupting them

I have a tendency of talking over my family and interrupting during conversations. It's a bad habit and then I break the other person's concentration and often miss out on what they're going to say. ...
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How to avoid having to kiss my mother on the cheek without offending her

On a regular basis my Mother is absolutely insistent that I give her a kiss on the cheek whenever I go out to a certain location, or just at certain times. Now I have no issues with hugging her, ...
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How can I appropriately react to a death announcement?

My grandfather had become ill last month and it became clear he probably wouldn't recover. One day, my mother came to me and told me that he had died in peace and that there would be a funeral next ...
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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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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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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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Managing a bad temper in close relationships

I've always had a short fuse. I've been quick to rise and lose my temper, but on the flip side I'm quick to get over it when others lose their cool. The problem is that others usually are not, ...

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