Marriage & Family

Here’s how to manage non-stop sibling competition

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There comes a time when sibling rivalry becomes too much to handle. Parents and guardians, we feel your pain. Whether it’s screaming, kicking, or fighting, it always comes down to the adults to mitigate these situations. However annoying it might be, though, sibling competition is a normal part of life. As Jeanine Vivona, a psychology professor at the College of New Jersey, rightly points out, “Competition with siblings is just a fact of life. And we, as people with siblings

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Marriage & Family

Useful advice for handling toxic parents

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Not everyone has the privilege to grow up in a loving family without problems. But then, yet again, there is no one family without issues. So the question is, is it possible to deal with toxic parents? But before we answer that question, do you know the signs of one? Heidi McBain, a licensed marriage and family therapist, shares it in a straightforward way for us to understand. “Everything revolves around them first and foremost,” she commented. According to experts, here

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Marriage & Family, Personal Finance

Things to contemplate when your parents ask you for money

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As your parents grow older, they may require extra money. Medical bills, unexpected repairs, or lifestyle needs may drive them to ask you for financial help. It could also be due to the instability in financial markets affecting their retirement funds. Or they may be concurrently facing many of these problems. As their beloved child, you want to help – but the question is – is it a good idea to give them money? Here are some things to contemplate

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Marriage & Family

How to steer clear of financial infidelity against your partner

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Money plays a vital role in all relationships. When it comes to finances, secret-keeping, impulsive spending, and poor money management habits often spell trouble for unsuspecting couples. For those who aren’t exactly sure of what financial infidelity means, it simply refers to “cheating financially”. Here are a few necessary steps you and your partner can take to avoid financial infidelity in your relationship. #1: Communicate openly and honestly “Operate in complete transparency and communicate as frequently as possible,” advised Douglas

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Marriage & Family

How to manage money problems in a marriage?

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Realistically speaking, financial issues are going to present itself at some point and time in a marriage. This is probably true even for the filthy rich. Dealing with them as a couple can either help you grow closer together or further apart. But think of it as an opportunity to practice money management techniques to build a more robust and financially secure future. With that said, do you find yourself yelling at each other when financial issues pop up? Are

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