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10 Ways To Pack More Gratitude Into Your Life

Inspired ways for families to embrace and celebrate the spirit of the season — and beyond. Read...
This Never Happened by Liz Scott

What We Had: An Excerpt From This Never Happened

Ravishly is thrilled to present a short excerpt from Liz Scott's beautiful, hilarious, heart-wrenching memoir This Never Happened. Read...
Whether you are caretaking for an aging parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child — there are more similarities than there are differences.

The Isolation Factor When Caretaking And What To Do About It

Whether you are caretaking for an aging parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child — there are more similarities than there are differences.

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I feel like I am a burden on my family.

Ask Erin: I Feel Like I'm A Burden On My Family

I feel like an absolute burden on my family, and whilst I know they don't resent having to help me, it does limit their freedom.

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The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

I Refuse To Spend Christmas With My Family & I'm Happier For It

The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year.

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I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

Learning To Love Myself The Way I Love My Daughter

I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

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When mom and dad argue, oftentimes, the child feels responsible and that it’s their fault.

Yes, There’s A 'Right Way' To Fight In Front Of Your Kids — Here’s How

Remember vowing that when you got to be an adult you and your spouse wouldn't be fighting in front of your kids like that?

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My mom helped me find the balancing point between caretaking and controlling because she insisted on her autonomy. “I don’t need your help in the shower,” she’d say, “and I can dress myself.”

The Summer My Mother's Progressive Arthritis Taught Me To Love And Let Go​

That summer became the fulcrum of a seesaw: as my children need me less, my mother needed me more. My mother's arthritis taught me to love and let go.

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