Consumer DNA tests are one of the hottest trends right now, with 23andMe boxes lining Target’s end caps and Kelly Ripa promoting Ancestry.com. It’s a pretty amazing concept: Spit into a tube and get a wealth of information about your ancestral history and family lineage.
The holiday season is a time for reconnecting with family and loved ones. Thanks to a BeenVerified search and a serendipitous meeting earlier this year, Ahmad Thomas, linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, will have the opportunity to spend his first holiday season with his biological family.
When your loved ones ask for help, your first instinct is probably to say yes, no matter the situation. No one wants to turn down a family member or friend in need, but constantly sacrificing your resources can become a dangerous cycle.
Getting your relatives together for the holidays can be a challenge, especially if you live far away or if there’s been some family drama. Planning a family reunion during this time of year can be a great opportunity to reconnect with your family, regardless of the situation.
For couples who can’t have their own children and are trying to adopt, there’s nothing more exciting than finding a match – or more heartbreaking when an adoption falls through.
Breaking the news of your separation or divorce to your parents, children, friends, and relatives can be awkward and painful. You may not even want to tell people at first in case there’s a chance you’ll get back together.
Finding a long lost family member you've lost touch with is only half the battle. If you want to reconnect, you'll have to start a conversation.
There’s a reason why meeting your significant other’s family members for the first time is such a huge deal for many couples: There’s always the possibility that you just won’t get along.
It’s easy to be excited about holiday gatherings when you get along with your relatives. For some of us, however, a dysfunctional family dynamic can be a source of intense stress this time of year.
Thanksgiving is notorious for having heated conversations about politics with family. If you’d rather avoid having another argument about healthcare with your in-laws, then here are a few safe conversation starter ideas (that might even create stronger family ties):
Want to avoid holiday arguments, awkward conversations and uncomfortable moments with family this year? Then you should probably avoid these topics: 1. T.V. Spoilers When you’ve seen every episode of American Vandal, and some of your relatives are still watching (not binging), it’s best not to spoil it for them or you could make them very upset.
The first Veterans Day – then called Armistice Day – marked the end of WWI, on November 11, 1919. Since 1926, the United States has observed November 11 as a day to honor all American veterans – living or dead.
Our expectations of family life often come up short in reality. In some cases what should be a loving haven actually turn into a nightmare and family members can not only drift apart, but even become lost to one another over time.