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  1. Tell Me About It: Tween is calling out family's white lies


    Q: My 11-year-old daughter is going through a phase right now of extreme, black-and-white thinking. Right is right and wrong is wrong. This is challenging sometimes.

  2. Tell Me About It: Grandpa is the creator of the family drama


    Q: I am at my wits' end with family drama. I will spare you the ugly details and start with the most recent heartache.

  3. Tell Me About It: Dying mother-in-law seeks forgiveness


    Q: My mother-in-law has terminal cancer. She is undergoing her second round of chemo, and it's unlikely that she'll be around for much longer.

  4. Tell Me About It: Mom's social media feed is nauseating


    Q: My husband and I have a 4-year-old grandson. His mother, our daughter-in-law, is a professional photographer who posts photos of her boy on social media at least once every day, stating how exceptionally wonderful, smart, special, you-name-it he is.

  5. Tell Me About It: She's consumed by boyfriend's ex drama


    Q: My boyfriend is divorced and the relationship with the ex is contentious and bumpy. I struggle when I hear the things he has to go through; I can't imagine how he feels. I am the type to get super emotional when I hear about what I see as injustices.

  6. Tell Me About It: Responding politely to unwelcome gifts


    Q: If someone does something nice for you but it turned out to be more of a hassle or you didn't appreciate the gesture, how do you politely tell them that you truly wish they hadn't? For example, someone gave you some chocolates or cupcakes when you are trying to lose weight. Or the baby sitter folded and put …

  7. Tell Me About It: Mom-to-be should practice letting stuff go


    Q: I am six weeks pregnant; we confirmed it last week. My husband then told two of our closest friends without my knowledge. He told me he wanted to get me a gift and was at a loss at where to start, so reached out to them for advice.

  8. Tell Me About It: Dealing with friends who have fallen out


    Q: Do you have any tips on how to navigate relationships with two friends who've stopped speaking to each other? I'm still friends with both. I spend more time with one, but actually tend to think he's more at fault in the falling out.

    Should I completely butt out?