How can I set myself and my family up to be the next Rothschilds? (In terms of structure of family wealth etc) [more inside]
My uncle has one week to live. I'm visiting him tomorrow. What am I supposed to say? What am I supposed to do?
Can I help my 19yr old brother with little hope for his future? [more inside]
I left Easter dinner early due to anxiety. My family is angry. How can I make everyone happy? [more inside]
What to do about my alcoholic father? [more inside]
I need a simple Easter game that my whole family can play. The winner needs to be determined quickly. Any ideas? [more inside]
I want to build a flashdrive based password safe that my whole family can use. I have a good start I think, but I'd like some ideas for making it actually work. [more inside]
How do I relate to my parents (mostly mom) better? [more inside]
How can I help my 32-year-old sister conquer her intense fear of interacting with people? [more inside]
Should I try to convince my mother to move across the country so I can take care of her and improve our relationship?
Due to years of my mother’s mental illness, dependency on prescription medication, and wildly varying levels lying leading to all sort of trust issues, I am a 30-year old woman with a very complicated relationship with my aging mom. I feel more than a little guilt and sadness about this, and authentically would like to improve our relationship. There are, of course complications. [more inside]
I'm currently working on my MBA at a relatively prestigious business school and am coming to understand that my parents are in a grave financial situation that may lead to them having to file for bankruptcy. My father's been unable to get steady work for the last year or two and my mother's income isn't large enough to maintain the household and service their debt. In all likelihood they'll lose their house in two to three months unless something dramatic happens. I'm considering dropping out of school and returning home to help them weather the storm but I don't know a) if they'd be able to stomach it, b) whether I'd be able to find a job quickly enough to fend off the fallout, c) if I'm really serious about doing this, d) if this is the right thing for me to do, and e) what it'll mean for my future. [more inside]
Reasonably priced, tasty family-friendly restarauant/pub in Central Sydney (Rocks/Circular Quay / Darling Harbour) early-ish Friday evening (i.e. tomorrow). Normally this would be easy, but I'm on instructions that there's to be no Asian food involved and so I'm at a loss. Help mucho appreciated...
A 17 year old I know is on the verge of running away from home. How can I help him without getting in legal trouble? [more inside]
I've been tasked (by myself and others) with compiling an extensive history of my extended family on one side. More than a family tree, we're compiling stories, photos, everything we can gather about my weirdo relatives. What tools should I use to compile it? [more inside]
Apologies, I know there is a lot on this topic, but I have a specific question that doesn't seem to be answered. We are thinking of having kids. We both want them. What should we discuss before we jump in with both feet? Who will stay home, and for how long? What kinds of names are you considering? What forms of punishment / praise will be used? When can she get her ears pierced? etc. There seems to be so much to discuss... and I want to start having the conversation before I get hormonal. This will be our first. What conversations did you have before yours were born?
Will be in Berlin at the beginning of September with nearly 5-year-old son. What family activities you would recommend?
I want to have an ongoing relationship with my mom, but it is stressful trying to do so. How do I cope with her? [more inside]
Help me move out of my family's house. [more inside]
We agreed to start a family, but now there is no sex. Help! [more inside]
In search of website, blogs, etc that keep up with federal and state (specifically NC) policies that affect families with children with developmental and physical disabilities? [more inside]
How do I stop feeling so detached from everything? [more inside]
Please help me decide if I want to be a parent or not? [more inside]
Coming-of-age Filter: My world is coming crashing down. Is this a sign? Should I just soldier on? How? Trying to be a rock-em sock-em robot and get back on the horse. Details inside. [more inside]
My father lost his wife and home to a fire. He's been living with us for six months and now I need to nudge him toward finding his own place. Am I a heartless bastard? [more inside]
What should I do about my terrible family situation? What approach should I have towards my family members?
What should I do about my terrible family situation? What approach should I have towards my family members? [more inside]
I may have been abused as a child, but I'll never know for sure. How can I stop worrying about it? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions to bond with my 15 year old brother. A good example would be teaching him to drive since he's going to be taking driver's Ed soon. If you have fun things you remember doing with an older brother, please pass them along. [more inside]
I'm from a South Asian culture and made the mistake of allowing my parents to start looking for a girl for me. How do I get out of this? [more inside]
How do I stop resenting my brother's wife, stop mentally competing with her for the love and approval of my parents, and stop worrying about falling to the margins of my family? [more inside]
How to write a brief email to a disrespectful parent who stole money to try to get it back? [more inside]
How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
How do I connect with a half-sister who is only six years old? Details of our estrangement and additional background inside. [more inside]
Should I, or should I not meet with my estranged relatives? [more inside]
I've been sucked in by the hobby of genealogy. now what? [more inside]
Over the summer, I got married. For the most part, this is totally awesome. Due to circumstances beyond our control, though, we got married by eloping to Canada, and for many people, this seems to make our marriage less than real. I'm having a hard time dealing with it. [more inside]
I'm having a baby girl any week now, and I couldn't be more excited, but it's left me thinking a lot about whether or not I want my parents involved in my daughter's life. [more inside]
How do you stop your mother from being emotionally abusive? [more inside]
How does a girl find middle ground with pseudo-in laws that, out of nowhere, stopped liking and talking to her? [more inside]
Family businesses don't survive to the second generation very often and even less to the third, who cares? How many non-family businesses survive that long anyway. [more inside]
Cousin Zach is a sweetheart, but I don't have the time or inclincation to attend everything he invites us to. How to say no tactfully? Guilt is involved. [more inside]
I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
I'm looking for a fun and unique way to spend a $200 gift on our family. [more inside]
are there any effective birth control pills out there? [more inside]
My parents have been gracious enough to take care of my 19 month old boy in the morning while my wife and I are at work. Turns out, there has been more than a bit of tension brewing and this weekend, it boiled over. There was yelling, accusations tears etc. Help me solve this family dispute please... [more inside]
Appropriate gift for a volunteer computer techie with fantastic interpersonal skills? [more inside]
What can/should we do to help my father-in-law? He's mismanaged his money, he's unemployed and he's in danger of losing everything. [more inside]
Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???
Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
Is it possible to help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Wayward adult brother ruining lives all around, won't seek help or accept advice. What to do? [more inside]
How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan? [more inside]
I need some help analyzing a situation with a possibly depressed family member. [more inside]