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Our Families: A School of Compassion and Unfinished Business

Our Families: A School of Compassion and Unfinished Business

If we don’t see ourselves as worthwhile contributors to society and we don’t approach our aging with dignity and respect for ourselves, how can we expect them to see us that way? As we age, our families become helpful and supportive, or neglectful and critical...

How to Heal a Painful Family Relationship

How to Heal a Painful Family Relationship

by Mary Hayes Grieco. Our relationships with parents, children, siblings, and spouses can be very complex puzzles of love and frustration — we can’t live with them and can’t live without them. We often have long-held patterns and painful feelings related to our sense of worth...

Father & Daughter: The Most Important Relationship

Father & Daughter: The Most Important Relationship, article by Tom Sturges

A father’s relationship with his daughter is the most important relationship that she will have in her life. It is, in my opinion, the basis and template for all the relationships that she will have with all the men in her life. Teachers, coaches, boyfriends, bosses, fathers-in-law, sons, and grandsons...

Birth Order Personalities

Birth Order Personalities develop as coping strategies each one of us used as children to make ourselves feel okay in our particular positions in the family. Think about this: A second-born child is surely going to act differently than the first-born, even if they both have the same hair, the family gap between their two front teeth, and big feet.

Caregiving -- A Gift that Heals

Caregiving --  A Gift that Heals

People have told me many stories of difficult mother-daughter relationships that healed through caregiving. Their stories have given me the gift of healing. Forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, and love grow through empathy for and understanding of the experiences of others...

Creating Togetherness with your Family and Loved Ones

Creating Togetherness with your Family and Loved Ones

John Bradshaw underscores the importance of family connection. He emphasizes acceptance and "loving your own crooked family with your own crooked heart." Just as Mormons celebrate Mondays as Family at Home Night, we can rethink some of our commitments and create time for what's truly important.


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