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Breaking Up With My Narcissistic Father

This self-absorbed womanizer is my narcissistic father. And many of us have them.


Fall Has Arrived, Bringing Dirty Socks With It

The leaves of the deciduous trees are beginning to turn — red, orange, yellow, shades of sunset — and fall has arrived, announcing the change of seasons.

Reconciliation after a huge family fallout can be hard on everyone.

Ask Erin: Help! My Dad Hates Me Because I Couldn't Pay My Student Loans

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

She starts blowing up my dad’s FB feed up with nauseating posts about her “Daddy”: posting pics of herself saying she looks like him, posting that they talk all the time, etc.

Ask Erin: Help! My Half-Sister Is Stalking My Social Media

More than 50 years ago, my dad had a daughter and her mom’s new husband adopted her. My dad later had three kids with my mum and no one talked about the other daughter — I didn't know she existed until a few years ago, when my grandmother made some sort of off-hand remark and I started asking questions.