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The birth order effect

Posted July 5th 2012, by Psychologies

Whether you’re a confident but controlling first-born or a resourceful yet restless middle child, your positioning in the family can affect everything from your choice of career to how successful your marriage is

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Mothers and daughters: let’s talk

Posted June 21st 2012

Dr Deborah Tannen is a linguistics expert and author. She offers some insights from her new book, You’re Wearing That?, in which she analyses mothers and daughters talking.

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HOW TO: Make stepfamilies work

Posted May 15th 2012

Becoming part of a step-family is not something most children would choose, and tensions can arise. But with good communication, new families can succeed. By Suzie Hayman

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How to manage a toxic mother

Posted May 2nd 2012

She says she loves you. You know she needs you. Yet you are on high alert in her company, waiting for the next outburst or put-down. The time you spend with her leaves you feeling apologetic, unworthy, unlovable or timid – and these beliefs pervade every area of your life. The effects of a difficult […]

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Accept your family

Posted April 26th 2012

The key to harmonious family gatherings lies not in changing the way others behave, but in taking a more realistic view of them. By Hélène Fresnel

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Grown-up siblings: how to move on

Posted March 20th 2012

As children you share games, laughter, fights and maybe even a bedroom with your siblings, but as adults you might be jealous of one another or keep out of each other’s way. What’s the solution?

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