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. Members of the immediate family may include spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. Members of the extended family may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and siblings-in-law.
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  • Elderly couple killed themselves as they didn't want to live without each other
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    Elderly couple killed themselves as they didn't want to live without each other

    ALSO READ: The new consent condoms require two people to open packaging A devoted elderly couple who couldn't bare to live without each other killed themselves after learning the husband didn't have long to live, an inquest heard. Howard, 80, and Jacqueline Titterton, 78, meticulously planned their suicide pact and left several jointly signed letters for friends, police and their solicitor. In one, the couple wrote: "Neither one of us wishes to live without the other," reports North Wales Live. They said they had enjoyed "a great life" and both agreed what they should do, with neither putting pressure on the other. Their inquest heard they left a key with their next-door neighbours for the police

  • Ask Amy: Domineering bride doesn't invite groom's extended family and now feelings are hurt
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    Ask Amy: Domineering bride doesn't invite groom's extended family and now feelings are hurt

    Dear Amy: How do I let this go? My son told me his wedding would be a low-key affair, as they could not justify spending the money. He told me the wedding would involve a few close friends, her parents and me and my partner. I was not involved in the planning at all. Come the actual wedding, and I was stunned to see the bride's grandparents, brother, his wife, kids, aunts and uncles, flower girls, ring bearers, fancy flowers, wedding planner, photographer etc. I was shocked and humiliated. I do not understand how between the three of them (the couple and her mother), it was somehow acceptable not to invite the groom's family. How do I get over this and move on? We are not on good terms now. --

  • The Daily Star

    Woman found dead

    A woman was found dead in Madaripur yesterday. The deceased was Selina Akter, 50, wife of Harun-ur-Rashid of Thanatoli area in Madaripur Sadar upazila. Family members claimed that Selina was killed by her husband.  Police arrested Harun in connection with the incident, said Kamrul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station. The victim's elder brother Mazharul Islam said Harun-ur-Rashid developed an illicit relationship with another woman. Harun often beat Selina over the issue. “Harun killed my sister and left her at Madaripur General Hospital yesterday morning,” said Mazharul.

  • Daily Mail

    Dad accused of killing his own daughter and the niece who fathered his child may face death penalty

    A Virginia father who police say shot dead his daughter and niece has been charged with capital murder. Abdool Zaman, 39, was originally charged with second degree murder for allegedly killing his daughter, Vanessa Zaman, and his niece Leona Samlall, both 18. Zaman had impregnated Samlall, who gave birth to the man's son. Investigators say Abdool opened fire on the teen girls while they were walking near the Oakmeade Apartments in Highland Springs around 12.17pm on December 13. Vanessa's mother, Saveeta Barnes, said her daughter had wanted to re-establish a relationship with her estranged father even thought she had warned he was 'not a good person'. 'Her biological father was out of her life

  • Jennifer Hudson Thinks It's Really Unfair She Has to Support Her Child
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    Jennifer Hudson Thinks It's Really Unfair She Has to Support Her Child

    Now that Jennifer Hudson has split with her former partner David Otunga, the two are locked in a heated custody battle and Hudson is insisting she shouldn't have to pay child support just because Otunga has primary custody and she makes more money than the WWE commentator. What's really funny is that Hudson's court filing, obtained by The Blast, reads kind of like an MRA diatribe against child support. I'm going to prove that to you, actually. Here's what Hudson's filing says. Hudson takes particular issue with the idea of her paying for Otunga's housing costs. She says Otunga is perfectly able to pay for a home, if he actually tried to get a job, saying, “Nothing entitles David to live in a

  • Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack
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    Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack

    Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. Twenty years after teenage gunmen attacked Columbine High School, Ruegsegger Johnson and other alumni of the Littleton, Colorado, school have become parents. "There are parts of the world I wish our kids never had to know about. As the survivors of Columbine entered adulthood, they watched the attacks at their school and so many others — Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Parkland — alter the American classroom.

  • Vicky Kaushal's ex Harleen Sethi writes 'link ups don't build me, breakups don't break me'. Read more
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    Vicky Kaushal's ex Harleen Sethi writes 'link ups don't build me, breakups don't break me'. Read more

    Actor Harleen Sethi became a YouTube sensation after her dance performance on hit Punjabi song Lamberghini appeared online. However, it is as the rumoured ex-girlfriend of Uri actor Vicky Kaushal that she first got noticed. Their rumoured breakup too put the spotlight on her. Harleen has penned a poem on how her life has been so far, of how it all began, how setbacks in life would not pull her down and neither would success make her any less grounded. She wrote: “...Fearlessly hustling, Energetic and bustling, I found who I was, A small fish in a big pond, I enjoyed the eccentricities...” She went on to write: “Link ups don't build me, breakups don't break me, Wins don't fill me, failures don't

  • Springfield woman launches non-profit for siblings after sisters die days apart
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    Springfield woman launches non-profit for siblings after sisters die days apart

    A Springfield woman who launched a non-profit to promote sibling bonds after losing her sisters less than 3 weeks apart in early 2014 recently hosted her organization's first event during National Siblings Day earlier this month. Although the event was a first for Celebrate Your Siblings, founder Blanche Harris Spikes is already setting her sights on future events. “I have a huge vision,” the Springfield native said. “I want to see siblings do things together. I want them to have memories, like my sisters and I had. We laughed a lot, even when we were at odds with each other … Your first friend is your sibling. We need to grow together instead of growing apart.” Grief leads to charity The middle

  • Arizona couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary
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    Arizona couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary

    MESA, Ariz. -  Eighty years is a long life. Eighty years of marriage is a testament to longevity -- and love. Joseph Abelman and Lillian Abelman, of Mesa, Arizona, celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary this week, KNXV reported. Joseph is 101, and Lillian is 99. Joseph Abraham Abelman and Lillian Mary Williams were married in California on April 11, 1939, according to marriage records at Ancestry.com. The couple met a a California dance studio in 1937, when Joseph Abelman asked to cut in during a dance, KNXV reported. “He asked her to dance, she actually went with another date but he ended up with her,” the couple's daughter, Karen Huff, told the television station. “Eighty years later, this

  • Dear Abby | Girl's severe allergies cause strain with animal-loving aunt
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    Dear Abby | Girl's severe allergies cause strain with animal-loving aunt

    My sister lives in a different state and has invited my family to spend the holidays at her home this year. However, she recently started fostering stray animals for a local shelter and has between five and 10

  • Does the Hook-Up Culture Signal the End of Marriage?
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    Does the Hook-Up Culture Signal the End of Marriage?

    Today's young adults are often described as living within a “hookup culture.” No-strings-attached sexual activity is very common, particularly on college campuses where the majority of students report having hooked up in the past year.  In fact, some studies show that hook-ups are twice as common as first dates (Bradshaw et al. 2010). Concerns have been raised that the rise of the hookup culture among young adults means that today's youth no longer value committed relationships, including marriage later in life. Popular media has warned of the “dating apocalypse” (Sales, 2015) and suggested that by engaging in hookups young adults are showing that they have no interest in eventually committing

  • Pain of Grief, Tears As Ivy Wangechi Buried in Nyeri
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    Pain of Grief, Tears As Ivy Wangechi Buried in Nyeri

    Slain Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi was buried yesterday in an emotional ceremony at her parents' rural home in Mahiga, Nyeri County. A sombre mood engulfed Mahiga village in Othaya when the hearse carrying Ms Wangechi's body pulled up. Mourners dressed in black with green scarfs around their shoulders moved to carry the white casket. The 25-year-old was killed by a childhood friend-turned-stalker at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret on April 9 using an axe and a knife. Family and friends eulogised the final year student as a dedicated doctor to-be. She was termed as a jovial person with an infectious laughter, beautiful and intelligent. Her mother, Ms Winfred King'ori,

  • Online dating: Think before clicking the 'Ýes' button
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    Online dating: Think before clicking the 'Ýes' button

    By Juliet Umeh Since the advent of internet, online dating has been on the increase. However, there are those who go into it with dubious intentions. They feign romance fand lure unfortunate victims to a love affair that would hurt at the end. The online dating scammers are well educated and are heartless as they look forward to profiting off victims who are lonely or have complicated love experiences. They are ready to steal the victim's heart and money. Although there are stories of many who met their spouses online, the risk of getting hurt in online appears high. However, risk is part of life. But should anybody wishes to take the risk of online dating, there are some precautions: *Be diligent:

  • Elizabeth Smart spoke Wednesday at Minot State
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    Elizabeth Smart spoke Wednesday at Minot State

    Submitted Photo Elizabeth Smart, the first speaker in Minot State University's Presidential Speaker Series, spoke Wednesday night at the university. Smart was abducted from her home in 2002 when she was 14 and she was rescued nine months later. She is now married with children and is the author of two books, “My Story,” and “Where There's Hope,” about how to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one's life.

  • Danny Lynn Coulter
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    Danny Lynn Coulter

    Danny Lynn Coulter, 73, of Evensville, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  Danny taught art and was a mentor to hundreds of students during his 30 years at Soddy-Daisy High School.  He was loved by his students and stayed in touch with many through the years.He also helped coach basketball and baseball at the high school.  After teaching he worked for many years with fire investigation at Tech-Ni-Fire Services.  Danny was a big part of the art scene in Chattanooga for several years.  He loved hiking, photography and history.  Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Asa Johnson Coulter and Mildred and Clifton