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Breaking Up With My Narcissistic Father

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

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Parenting gets harder. Giving up control of our kids is an art.

Parenting Gets Harder (If You’re Doing It Right)

Parenting gets harder. Giving up control of our kids is an art.

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We spend so much energy teaching our children, not realizing that they are the ones teaching us.

Four Ways To Be More Like A Four-Year-Old

Our children can teach us how to be happier, better people.

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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.

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The room smelled like gefilte fish, and it reminded me of the synagogues I studied in for hours on Sabbath afternoons to please my father.

Long Reads: Out Of The Picture 

A man faces his estranged father and the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community he had left behind years ago.

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We are constantly learning how to make the absolute most of the time we have.

The Art Of Presence 

We forget so quickly how to be in the moment, and what it boils down to is whether we are truly invested in the precious time we have with other people. Are we here now, or somewhere else?

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Though my father meant it as a compliment, the word “othered” my mother, younger sisters, and me.

When Your White Father Calls You "Exotic"

For years, my white father called my mother’s beauty an “exotic” beauty. When I started to come into my own, he began calling me “exotic,” too. It wasn’t until high school that I began to understand why this word bothered me. Though my father meant it as a compliment, the word “othered” my mother, younger sisters, and me.

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me and dad, circa 1979

5 Things Friday: Sage (And Occasionally Odd) Advice From My Father

"Never have sex with a virgin." Which incidentally I did, not once, but twice.

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