Holiday Survival Kit: Ten Tips for Managing Visits to Your In-Laws

It’s never as bad as it seems. So sit back, learn to laugh, and enjoy yourself!

Dear Dad: The One With the Question That Did Not ‘Stump Me’

A frustrated reader with outspoken in-laws turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice on how to gain control at her next dinner party.

A Letter To My Boyfriend’s Homophobic Family

A young man sounds off on the hurt a family has caused to the man he loves. It was a gift worth returning: the “gift” of conditional love. Here is what he has to say to them.

I Moved In With My In-Laws, And Here’s How It Worked.

Yes, you read that right. Joe Deprospero purposely moved in with his parents-in-law. And it wasn’t a total nightmare. In fact, it worked.

10 Pro-Tips For Keeping Your Marriage Happy, In Spite Of In-Laws

Heather Gray doesn’t think your marriage has to resemble a sitcom scene. You all really can just get along.

That Special Time of Year: Holidays Mean Waiting To Divorce

Ornaments, lights and Christmas trees. What a special time of year…to wait to divorce?

He Saw A Man Messing His Sister Around

Ariane Beeston reflects on the relationship between two important men in her life: her husband and her brother.

Giving Mother-in-Law Good Rap

Our culture unfortunately stresses the stress of relations between the married children and their in-laws.

Children of Divorce Grow Up and It’s Still a Pain

I’m married, I have a four-year-old son, and I’m still penning visitation schedules. For my son.

Thankfully, My Wife had the Courage to Leave Me

A man considers the social pressures that led to a bad marriage and, ultimately, divorce.

In Defense of Divorce

Divorce could be the best thing to happen to your family, too, says Mark Radcliffe.

Full-Time Fatherhood Is More Than a Trend

Will Henderson doesn’t agree that dads are the new moms; he’s pretty sure they’re the new dads.

I Used to Know Them

John Tinseth looks back on the family that used to be his in-laws, and marvels at the way ties unravel.

My Future Father-in-Law Thinks I Should Be a ‘Girly Man’

A man wonders why his fiancé’s father assumes that he should be girly, simply because he’s the shorter one in the relationship.

Dear John: Oral Arguments

This week, Dear John advises on oral sex, nut allergies, and accidental assault.

Dear John: I’m in Love with My Best Friend’s Girl

Do I tell my best friend that I’m in love with his girlfriend? Should I share my liberal beliefs with my conservative in-laws? How do I tell my wife I don’t like the music she listens to?