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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are times when a decision has to be made on behalf of a family member.
Next to selling stuff, my favorite thing is finding out about stuff.
Jann Blackstone is the author of “Ex-etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior After Divorce or Separation.”
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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are several reasons longtime friends and relatives might not visiting, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Growing up, the household of Tammy Swift's bestie seemed like nirvana. It was a spotless rambler — the height of 1970s’ cool, in her book — with a mom who dressed fashionably and kept their freezer stocked at all times with at least five different homemade cookies. But as time passed, she learned all moms contribute in their own way.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says a traumatic fall can cause alarming changes that family members may notice.
We see them personally threatened by an aggressive and increasingly omnipresent gender ideology movement, so we are on watch and have made this issue a top priority.
Farmer Angela Dawson is trying to help others overcome obstacles and make a living from the land.
We had a short history of buying furniture that was, let us say, out of the ordinary.

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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says it's certainly hard, but it's still worth trying to celebrate those big anniversaries, even if your spouse might not understand why you're celebrating.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are two choices: ignore it, or tell your relatives to stop.
Many closeted atheists don't seek to talk about their position with their family because of the stigma surrounding us.

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