Tag: family

Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is in full swing! December is one of the busiest months of the year–with extra shopping, decorating and socializing. With everything on your mind, however, the one thing you shouldn’t overlook is your safety. While you don’t want to take the joy out of things, you should still try and take a Read More…

Communication: The Most Important Part of a Relationship

Relationships, both romantic and platonic, are complicated. Even if you don’t have a romantic partner, you almost certainly have multiple platonic friendships that are important to you. In every relationship, there are going to be disagreements, but those disagreements shouldn’t signal the end of your relationship. In a healthy relationship, you can work out problems Read More…

Easy Ways to Keep in Touch with a Busy Person

In the 21st century, there are almost too many things to do. You can find endless hobbies, thousands of hours of movies, and lots of work that needs to be completed. With all the work, school, personal time, sleep, and everything else that goes into everyday living, you may find that some people are starting Read More…

Your Thanksgiving Table Wouldn’t Be Complete Without Them

It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means that it’s time for family gatherings, catching up, and good food to share. We spend this time with the people most important to us. But what if there is someone in your family that you’re forgetting about? In many families, Read More…

How to Research a Deceased Person You Think May Be One of Your Relatives

Whether you’re adopted, estranged from your family, or just not very connected to your familial history, you may decide to research your family to get more information about where you came from. Many people do this, which means plenty of resources are available to connect with other living people who may be similarly disconnected from Read More…

Three Things Technology Has Made Obsolete — For Better or Worse

If you’re old enough to remember the years before technology was so widespread, or even just before the internet had billions of people accessing it every day, you’ve probably noticed that certain things have become somewhat obsolete. It’s generally been pretty gradual, however, which is why you haven’t really thought about it and realized just Read More…

How to Find Biological Relatives When Your Birth Parents are Deceased

Finding information about your birth family can be extremely difficult in many states. Even with the rise of adoptee rights groups fighting for unrestricted access to records and information, there are still no federal mandates regarding adoption records, as each state sets its own rules. If you live in a state with extremely strict rules, Read More…

A Guide to Contacting a Newfound Biological Family Member

If you’ve ever tried to contact a biological family member before, you probably know that it can feel awkward or uncomfortable. After all, they’re someone who is technically related to you that you’ve never met before! But it is possible to contact biological family members and have the meeting go well. You might even be Read More…

How to Research Your Biological Family if You’re Adopted

Adoption is a surprisingly common experience. In fact, 2.5% of all United States children were adopted, and about 60% of people know someone who has personal experience with adoption. In the past, adoption was a fairly taboo subject, often because of the stigma attached to having a child outside of marriage. Because of this, many Read More…

How to Know if Your Relationship Is Becoming Serious

Being in a relationship is fun, but many people have casual relationships before finding the person they expect to spend the rest of their life with. If you’ve never found someone that you’ve progressed even slightly past the casual stage with, you might not know how to tell when your relationship has turned into something Read More…