Family & Relationship Issues

Introduction to Family and Relationship Issues

Welcome to our Family and Relationship Issues topic center. Whoever we are, one thing is certain. We are all born the product of a union between a man and a woman, and we are all very much shaped by those who raised us, our parents and/or caregivers. We are the product of human relationships, and most of us spend our days within the context of relationships with other people. We need other people to be close to us in our lives, or we tend to get sick. Who we are is very much a function of where we have come from, and who we surround ourselves with.

Family & Relationship Issues — In The News
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery Sep 19, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests. Investigators found that patients with a so-called quality-of-life "deficit" appeared to have a nearly three times greater risk for... Read More


Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects Sep 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a burly kid on the playground may be the stereotype of a childhood bully, a new study suggests some of the most damaging bullies are as close to home as you can get: They're siblings who tease, make fun of and physically... Read More


Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers Sep 5, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests. New York University researchers found that parents with worse oral health often... Read More


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Hearing The Negative, Responding With Positives Apr 21, 2016

What’s your typical reaction to bad news? If your loved one confessed to a drug problem, what would you say? Would you blow up? Break down? Bully them? We’ve all... Read More


Love Means Knowing How To Say You're Sorry Apr 13, 2016

Which would you prefer to hear? “I’m sorry you’re mad that I was late,” or “I’m sorry I was late. I know it was rude, and it messed up... Read More


Until Next Time: The Benefit Of Healthy Goodbyes Mar 23, 2016

Tim was leaving for the summer and Janelle didn’t handle it well. She flung her arms around his neck and begged him not to go. As he left, Janelle assured... Read More