Family relationships

In the context of human society, a family is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word "family&quot) or some combination of these. The purpose of families is to maintain well-being of its members and of the society. Ideally, families would offer predictability, structure, and safety as members mature and participate in the community.
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  • Grooms are passing up basic rings for macho wedding bands
    New York Post

    Grooms are passing up basic rings for macho wedding bands

    Dylan Haley says that in the months leading up to his wedding, his hunt for the perfect wedding ring got surprisingly frustrating. Neither the prices, nor the styles, were right at the local stores, says the 26-year-old resident of Grand Forks, ND. “Men's rings were close to what I paid for my wife's ring, [and many had] diamonds, which was ridiculous.” Instead, Haley wanted a ring that paired well with his “sleek” wardrobe; when he spotted a solid black tungsten ring for $215 on the web, he felt he finally found something that suited his personal style. “It's really sharp, and that's how I like to dress,” the finance director, who got married in June, tells The Post. While their brides don diamonds,

  • Edwidge Danticat's ‘Everything Inside' gathers moving stories about the Haitian diaspora
    Tampa Bay Times

    Edwidge Danticat's ‘Everything Inside' gathers moving stories about the Haitian diaspora

    Home, they say, is where the heart is. For those who leave their native land, that can mean their hearts never heal. That's true of many of the characters in Edwidge Danticat's powerful new short story collection, Everything Inside. Like Danticat herself, many of the people in these eight finely crafted stories are members of the Haitian diaspora. They have fled that island nation because of natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes or human disasters like brutal politics and poverty. They live in Florida and New York, but their emotional ties to Haiti are profound. One woman, Danticat writes, as a young mother in Miami “was so lonely and homesick she kept kissing her babies' faces, as

  • I'm a Mom of 3, and I've Finally Realized the Best Thing New Moms Can Do For Themselves
    PopSugar

    I'm a Mom of 3, and I've Finally Realized the Best Thing New Moms Can Do For Themselves

    If you're a new or soon-to-be mom, then chances are you're receiving a ton of advice - some of which may be good, and some of which may be downright horrifying - and you're over it. I get it.

  • Funeral For Gunned Down 9-Year-Old Attracts Friends, Family & Strangers
    CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

    Funeral For Gunned Down 9-Year-Old Attracts Friends, Family & Strangers

    Funeral For Gunned Down 9-Year-Old Attracts Friends, Family & Strangers

  • Actually Realistic Advice for How to Share Your Sexual Fantasies
    Self

    Actually Realistic Advice for How to Share Your Sexual Fantasies

    Embarrassment doesn’t have to be part of the equation.

  • WTOK-TV Meridian

    Grand jury will hear Booneville hot car death

    BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WLBT, WTVA)- According to WTVA, a grand jury in Prentiss County will determine whether criminal charges will be brought against the father of a 21-month-old who died in a hot car August 16th. The child, Lincoln Dodds, was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked at a daycare on North Second Street in Booneville. WTVA reports that the child was pronounced dead on scene. According to Booneville police, investigators determined the following: The father forgot to drop his son off at the daycare that morning. The child was left in his father's vehicle while at the father's workplace in Booneville. According to police, the father returned to the daycare after work at approximately

  • I sure do miss St. Sanity
    Greensburg Daily News

    I sure do miss St. Sanity

    The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me recently celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary. It sure does not seem we have been married that long. I guess, as you get older, according to my grandmother, time goes faster. If that is true, I must be getting older. We met in September, became engaged in February of the following year and in August of that year we had our “I Do” ceremony. We have had quite a trip down through these years. There have been children, then grandchildren, and then great-grandchildren. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage keeps these birthdays all up to date. My responsibility is buying the birthday card. In spite of all the wonderful things we have experienced through

  • The Most Popular Wedding Dates And Why You Should Avoid Them
    Style Me Pretty

    The Most Popular Wedding Dates And Why You Should Avoid Them

    Most couples want their wedding to be as stress-free as possible

  • Daily Mirror

    Danniella Westbrook begs husband Kevin Jenkins to divorce five years after split

    Danniella Westbrook went her separate ways from her husband Kevin Jenkins five years ago. Now half a decade on, the actress, 45, made a public plea to her husband to get a divorce as she revealed they hadn't legally separated. In a tongue-in-cheek manner, the former soap star begged for a divorce while she wished her husband of 19 years a bittersweet happy birthday on Twitter . "Happy birthday to my husband of nearly 19 years Kevin Jenkins. Hope you have the most amazing birthday weekend K. But after 5 years of asking please let me give you this GIFT #DontAskDontGet #MrTA." Danniella shared the birthday note for all the eyes of her 235.4K followers to see The exes were full of hope for their

  • Go ahead and look up your kid's teacher on social media — just tread carefully
    Chicago Tribune

    Go ahead and look up your kid's teacher on social media — just tread carefully

    Many teachers are spending more time with our children during the week than we get a chance to, so it is completely OK to do a personal investigation. As a professional, the teacher should be aware of public access and should post accordingly. The onus is on the teacher to ensure that he or she has a professional presence online.

  • The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
    HuffPost

    The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

    "Being an adult is basically just lemon water and disappointment."

  • Southern Charm's Madison LeCroy Says She 'Always Has Hope' She Will End up with Austen Kroll
    People

    Southern Charm's Madison LeCroy Says She 'Always Has Hope' She Will End up with Austen Kroll

    Southern Charm: Madison LeCroy Wants to Reconcile with Austen Kroll

  • msnbc.com

    Here's how to plan a weekend away that will rekindle the spark in your relationship

    “Darling, I love you passionately and I want to spend this weekend rekindling our spark and reading aloud to one another from our favorite books of poetry, but let's not forget we've got to do laundry, take the dogs to the groomer, get the car washed, clean the grill, get stuff for the barbecue and return the broken fan to Home Depot. Also, it's your turn to pay the car bill.” This is a slightly dramatized version of what I said to my husband this morning, as we were organizing our weekend schedule. We don't even have kids yet and have only been married a year, but it's already apparent that despite our best intentions to keep our romance alive, the business of running a life together can be

  • MercuryNews.com

    Miss Manners: They assigned me to a wedding carpool. That is not happening.

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I were invited to a wedding where I don't know the couple as well as he does, but we RSVPed for both of us. But then my husband was promoted at work, and he has a required event on the day of the wedding. We informed the couple as soon as we knew, and they were very gracious about it. I told the bride's sister — whom I know well and who is doing a lot of the planning — that I wasn't comfortable going alone since it is a three-hour drive, and I cannot drive after dark. After that conversation, the bride found a man to take my husband's reservation and said he would be willing to drive down with me. That is not happening. I know him, but not well. He isn't married,