Sick of the Old Haunts? Love & Relationships
Love & Relationships

Sick of the Old Haunts?

Love & Relationships

If you're a bit too old for trick-or-treating, don't worry – there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy!

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How to Rock Your Halloween Costume Style & Beauty
Style & Beauty

How to Rock Your Halloween Costume

Style & Beauty

It's easy to pick up a $50 costume in a bag, but why not get a little more inventive and…

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7 Strategies to Limit Candy Consumption Diet & Fitness
Diet & Fitness

7 Strategies to Limit Candy Consumption

Diet & Fitness

It's quite a trick to withstand the temptation of sweet treats during this time of year. Here are some smart…

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Slaying the Candy Monster Moms
Moms

Slaying the Candy Monster

Moms

The spoils of trick-or-treating really can spoil a family! Here are some ways to handle Halloween sweets.

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Party Chocolate Pretzels Food & Recipes
Food & Recipes

Party Chocolate Pretzels

Food & Recipes

A little sweet, a little salty – this treat is perfect for sharing at parties or simply serving a delicious…

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Cheap Psychic? What You Need to Know New Age
New Age

Cheap Psychic? What You Need to Know

New Age

Ready for some fortune-telling fun this Halloween? Here's what you need to know before shelling out for a psychic.

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Friends and Family - Family Matters

For many couples this isn't a problem at least not at the beginning of the relationship but when children come along difficulties with partners' families often crop up.

Difficult decisions have to be made about parenting and a competition between 'my family' and 'your family' can arise. Often each of you wants to raise the children in the same way as you were brought you up. It is important to remember that grandparents can be a support to you and your children. Research shows that most children view their grandparents as fun companions, and many children say they confide in their grandparents when they are worried.

Each week a quarter of families in the UK use a grandparent to provide child care. If you feel that your partner's parents interfere it is worth remembering that this is just a way of showing they care. Often it helps to try to focus on what you do like about them rather than the things or ideas you find difficult. If this doesn't help it is important that you and your partner show a united front. It can be difficult to stand up to a parent but if you and your partner can agree and be supportive of each other, you're more likely to find a way of overcoming strained relationships.

Friends
Most couples will have various sets of friends from different areas of their lives - work mates, people we went to school with, friends made through having children the same age.