Family problems are a universal phenomenon. No family that has ever existed has escaped the realities of family issues, from marital strife to parenting challenges, financial tension, or struggles throughout the extended family. The best way to face problems in families is with an attitude grounded in love, respect and honesty.
On a whim, Guideposts editor Alikay Wood asked her father if he'd like to travel with her to Iceland. She never thought he'd say yes, but he did, and their shared adventure taught her a valuable lesson about love.
Both her adult son and his son, whom she adopted, struggled with substance abuse. Was her approach to parenting in some way enabling?Continue reading
In this story from July 1998, actress Ruth Warrick, best known for portraying Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on All My Children, shares a lesson on keeping peace in the family.
Three generations living under one roof is an arrangement that presents challenges. Here are some tips to help you navigate what can be a touchy situation.Continue reading
Are you caught between the needs of an aging parent and those of your children? You're not alone. Nearly half of American adults in their 40s and 50s face similar challenges. Here are some tips for navigating a difficult situation.Continue reading