What is a family of choice? It’s a family you create with friends. Some of us don’t have families that we can count on in times of stress or need, or joy for that matter. Instead of staying bitter or lonely, I’ve come up with five “caveats” in finding people who would earn the right to be a part of your family of choice.

Our email from a listener today asks a simple but vital question: What do I do when my adult child tells me they were sexually abused?

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If you’re interested, here’s my diagnosis. “Prinzmetal’s Angina”

Click here for “Marriage Is Not For Chickens,” the new gift book by Dr. Margaret! It packs a small punch and is perfect for engagements, anniversaries, weddings, or for the person you love!

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