Just a decade ago, people respected differing views as part of the way humans have always been. But today, a different view is seen as an attack that requires a counter attack. Wars are happening in families, in schools, in the workplace, online, in the media, and at holiday parties. Here's one way to stop it from happening in your home.
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My husband and I have a 3-year-old. The issue is that my husband never says "no" to our son. Whatever my son whines for he gets from my husband: unlimited candy, watching TV, no bath, staying up hours past his bedtime. Now, whenever my husband is with us, our son will throw a fit over everything until he gets his way.
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She's messy, rude, manipulative, and vindictive. She also uses the “sister card” to get my husband to do everything for her, even things she can do for herself. When I mention her finding her own place, she talks to my husband and nothing changes. I feel she is not our responsibility. His responsibility is to me. The strain in unbearable. Please help.
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I have a friend of my son living with us who is in her mid-twenties. My husband seems to hang on every word she says. She’s attractive and sweet. I think he secretly likes her. Please help.