12.5-month-old Supercoolbaby was a very good sleeper from early on (she slept through the night at 2 months and carried on with that until about 10 months, but never more than 2 wakeups during the night), but recently some problems have developed. Would love your thoughts/advice. Many details within. [more inside]
I have been with my partner for over 5 years and know his family fairly well.
A little over a year ago his brother's one year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. His daughter, whom I consider as a niece even though my partner and I are not married, has now been battling cancer for over a year. It appears to be quite aggressive. When my sister-in-law calls to give me updates about their daughter's condition (or vice-versa), what can I say to be supportive and express that I care?
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I posted this question
back in May, about my father's strange (and awful) behaviour that seems to be driven by some kind of illness. Things have not improved. Part of me says, "you should be there for him, it's your dad and he's obviously ill"; another part says "he's behaving like a monster, cut him out of your life." How do I determine which part to listen to? [more inside]
I don't live at home anymore, as I studied abroad, but frequently come home during holidays.
During such return visit, and the ocassional visit by my family, I always get a good taste of my mother's uglier side.
I dont want to diagnose her myself, but can say that her bipolar and control freakish behaviour is affecting the whole family (my father and brother) for as long as I can remember. I would dare to even describe it as abusive; minor problems like a dirty plate forgotten on a kitchen counter can escalate into agressive full blown shout out, and in general there were moments where I really had to remind myself that, whoa, this is my mother. [more inside]
I'm going into the health field and curious about cultural/ethnic health practices that are off the beaten path. For example, can anyone tell me the "what", "how", and "why" of cupping and coining? What other cultural/religious/traditional practices can you share? [more inside]
I'm almost nocturnal but feel almost guilty about it, and don't see it working out in the long run with a family even though it is the perfect set-up for me right now while I'm on my own still. Definitely want a family, though... Any advice or similar situations solved or coped with? [more inside]
I’d like to know if any has had gastric sleeve surgery or has a family member who has undergone this type of procedure? Can anyone tell me their experiences, pros and cons, what to expect and how to come to terms with and support someone who thinks this is the right choice for them? [more inside]
My husband will be having major surgery next week. As far as I can tell, I was born without normal sick-person-wrangling instincts. What helpful or comforting things should I be planning to do to support him through recovery, at the hospital and afterwards at home?
My sister is pregnant. I am psyched. Help me be an awesome and supportive sister and aunt! [more inside]
I need help in guiding my brother-in-law, who may be developmentally challenged, with some important life decisions. I am pretty much his only family contact, am at a bit of a loss, and not quite sure where to start; (slightly lengthy) details inside. [more inside]
How do single income families afford health insurance? [more inside]
Help me explain depression to my well meaning (I think) but clueless friends and family. Looking for an article or a blog that I can direct them to. [more inside]
I feel alienated from my parents, and wish to be at peace and move my life forward, with or without them. What to do from here? [more inside]
My brother was scheduled to have knee surgery, but has just lost insurance coverage. How can I help him? [more inside]
How do you deal with difficult family situations without imploding? [more inside]
Metaintervention: My Mom tries to control everything at the cost of her health and personal relationships. Resistant to therapy. How can I persuade her to see things in a different, more reasonable light? [more inside]
physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
What is the most ethical choice in this situation? [more inside]
My mother doesn't take of her health at all, she ignores everyone's health advice when she has problems, and it's making me feel guilty and frustrated for not trying hard enough and not being able to support her. [more inside]
Help me find health insurance. Moving back to the States with wife and two kids after being away for 10 years. May not have jobs when we return. What is the best way to find health insurance? I have no idea where to start or what my options are if we return unemployed. Moving to Texas if that is relevant.
I just quit my (bad) job and have no new job to go to. I know I need to be proactively seeking work but I'm suffering from confidence problems and bad personal circumstances and finding it difficult. Any tips or similar stories? [more inside]
Looking for a little guidance in turning this ship around at 43. [more inside]
Any inspiring speeches, short stories, or parables about the importance of friends, family, and health? [more inside]
Is it reasonable to search for an alternate for private family health insurance to replace my corporate sponsored plan? What are decent alternatives in Wisconsin? [more inside]
What are the income limits for a family of three (child six year old).... for the child and/or family to be covered under medicaid. (State of Iowa). Any info you have, or websites you know, will be helpful.
Bad memories are interrupting my life. What do I do and how do I cope with it? [more inside]
As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
Help me move out of my family's house. [more inside]
Caretaker (mom) almost completely neglects her personal health and life goals to help chronically ill but stable (dad). Her health is now declining. How do I help her understand that she needs to take better care of herself? [more inside]
I need to find a non-intimidating sex ed primer for my recently divorced mom. [more inside]
How do I cheer up my SO? He just found out that his dad is in hospital following a hemmorhage. [more inside]
A family member of mine may be seriously ill and I can't stop thinking about it. How do I deal with everyday life in the meantime? [more inside]