Communication

Psychology Shows 12 Things Men and Women Need to Change in Their Communication Styles in Order to Understand Each Other Better

Psychology Shows 12 Things Men and Women Need to Change in Their Communication Styles in Order to Understand Each Other Better
Psychology
3 years ago

Men and women... we might speak the same language, but that doesn’t mean we understand each other. A study found that words and phrases can have different meanings to each of us when we’re talking. This is why, sometimes, we can’t communicate without getting into an argument, raising our voice, or throwing some pillows (sorry, guys). But if you’re willing to put in some mental effort, you can learn how to communicate better with each other and save yourself some misunderstandings, tears, and sighs in the long run, with just a little psychology.

I Refused to Take Care of My Aging Toxic Mother Who Destroyed My Life, and People Judge Me Hard

I Refused to Take Care of My Aging Toxic Mother Who Destroyed My Life, and People Judge Me Hard
Family & kids
13 hours ago

A woman, 45, wrote a letter to our editorial, and it was a very loud, emotional cry for help. She’s desperate, because she sincerely feels like she doesn’t owe anything to her elderly mother, who turned her life into an endless nightmare. But other people, including the woman’s family members, judge her and say she must take care of her mother, who now needs help more than anyone. The woman asked us for a piece of advice and gave us the details of her, almost tragic, life with her mom.

A Pregnant Woman Wanted to Take My Airplane Seat, but I Refused

A Pregnant Woman Wanted to Take My Airplane Seat, but I Refused
People
23 hours ago

In the busy world of air travel, surprises can turn a planned trip into a challenge. A reader shared a story about a confusing experience on a flight during the holidays, making us think about how we balance our comfort with being considerate to others while flying high in the sky.

I Just Discovered That My Husband Is Trying to Get Me Pregnant Against My Will

I Just Discovered That My Husband Is Trying to Get Me Pregnant Against My Will
Relationships
2 days ago

Dealing with family planning can be tricky, especially when trying to match up personal wishes in a relationship. Recently, a woman shared her dilemma where her husband unexpectedly altered their decision not to have children after a specific event, and covertly attempted to impregnate her. Seeking counsel from Bright Side, she hopes to address this delicate issue and rebuild trust in her partner.

My Best Friend of 20 Years Invited Me to Her Wedding, and It Was the Worst Day of My Life

My Best Friend of 20 Years Invited Me to Her Wedding, and It Was the Worst Day of My Life
People
week ago

Some friendships last for decades and even for a lifetime, while other seemingly strong bonds may get ruined in a second. Our today’s heroine is a woman, 34, who was shaken by the attitude that her best friend of over 20 years has demonstrated during her special day. The woman wrote a letter to our editorial, and we could feel how she wanted to cry while telling us her story.

I Asked My Stepdad Not to Attend My Wedding to Please My Dad

I Asked My Stepdad Not to Attend My Wedding to Please My Dad

On our wedding day, we aim for it to be one of the happiest days of our lives, where we want all our loved ones to be there to witness it. Sadly, for Lynn, she had to decide whether her dad or stepdad would attend the big day. Lynn made her choice, but later deeply regretted it after realizing the consequences. She reached out to us for advice.

My Stepson’s Mom Insists She Has the «Right» to Have a Key to Our House

My Stepson’s Mom Insists She Has the «Right» to Have a Key to Our House

We all prioritize our children’s safety above everything else. However, some people may resort to unconventional methods to achieve this goal. Recently, Sandra found herself in a dilemma when her stepson’s mother insisted on having a key to their home. While Sandra is concerned about the invasion of privacy, her husband sees no issue with it. Sandra has turned to us for guidance in this matter.

I Took a Married Man Away From His Family, I Expected a Paradise but My Life Turned Into a Nightmare

I Took a Married Man Away From His Family, I Expected a Paradise but My Life Turned Into a Nightmare

When someone falls in love with a married person, there’s always a choice whether to continue this relationship and break a family or to run away from such a dubious relationship. Our today’s heroine is an affair partner of a married man. She broke his family and was sure that their love will flourish on the ashes of her SO’s broken marriage. But the woman faced some severe side effects of her actions, and now she regrets everything.

I Checked Our Security Camera After My Mother-in-Law Babysat for Us

I Checked Our Security Camera After My Mother-in-Law Babysat for Us

It’s quite common for conflicts to arise between a married woman and her mother-in-law. Preserving an amicable relationship with your in-law while also prioritizing your own well-being is crucial for maintaining harmony within the family. Recently, a woman expressed feeling deeply upset after discovering that her MIL had been intervening behind her back within her own household. She reached out to Bright Side for advice and guidance on how to address this delicate situation.

I Didn’t Give Up My Airline Seat to a Pregnant Woman

I Didn’t Give Up My Airline Seat to a Pregnant Woman
People
2 weeks ago

In the bustling world of air travel, unexpected situations can quickly turn an anticipated journey into a battleground of conflicting interests. Recently, we received a letter from one of our readers recounting a perplexing experience aboard a flight during the holiday season, prompting a reflection on the delicate balance of personal comfort and social responsibility at 35,000 feet.

A Girl Sat on My Husband’s Lap and I Freaked Out

A Girl Sat on My Husband’s Lap and I Freaked Out
Relationships
2 weeks ago

In human relationships, moments of discomfort often arise. Such was the case when a seemingly innocent incident sent shockwaves through one woman’s world, shaking her marriage. In this story, we will dive into the labyrinth of emotions, exploring the tangled web of jealousy and insecurity. Was she right to freak out, or was she overreacting?

My Sister-in-Law Insists That I’m Unworthy of Being a Mother — Here’s Why

My Sister-in-Law Insists That I’m Unworthy of Being a Mother — Here’s Why
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

Family tensions are a common occurrence, particularly in relationships with in-laws, where dynamics can be complex and emotions heightened. Recently, a new mother found herself navigating a challenging situation with her sister-in-law. What made the situation particularly unique was her SIL’s unusual level of excitement towards the newborn and the uncommon expectation she had. Faced with this unique circumstance, she penned a heartfelt letter to Bright Side seeking guidance and support.

My Self-Confidence Is Destroyed After Hearing My Husband’s Confession to the Therapist

My Self-Confidence Is Destroyed After Hearing My Husband’s Confession to the Therapist
Relationships
2 weeks ago

Discovering that a loved one has betrayed our trust can shatter the very foundation of our confidence and self-worth. In the letter below, we delve into the poignant experience of a woman whose self-assurance crumbled upon hearing her husband’s confession during a therapy session. This revelation not only challenged her view of their relationship but also left her grappling with questions about her own identity and her future with him.

I Fired Our Nanny Because of the Horrendous Thing I Found Out

I Fired Our Nanny Because of the Horrendous Thing I Found Out
Relationships
2 weeks ago

A wife and mother faced a challenging situation as tensions emerged unexpectedly within her household. She felt uncomfortable and concerned when she noticed her husband and the nanny engaging in new interactions that seemed to alter their relationship dynamics. Seeking clarity on how to address the situation, she sent a heartfelt letter to Bright Side asking for guidance and support on the next steps to take.

My Mother-in-Law Is Turning My Pregnancy Journey Into a Nightmare

My Mother-in-Law Is Turning My Pregnancy Journey Into a Nightmare
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous journey for a woman. Yet it’s no secret that conflicts can sometimes emerge, particularly within relationships with mothers-in-law. These tensions can dampen the excitement of this special time. Recently, a pregnant woman found herself navigating the journey to motherhood amidst strained relations with her MIL, leading her to reach out to us for comfort and guidance through a heartfelt letter.

I Refuse to Raise My 18YO Stepdaughter’s Baby

I Refuse to Raise My 18YO Stepdaughter’s Baby
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

Dealing with the intricacies of a stepfamily can often pose considerable hurdles. Emma, a loving wife, recently found herself in a tough spot when her husband’s young and unmarried daughter became pregnant while still living under their roof. The challenging situation ignited a dilemma within Emma, who found herself torn between her love for her husband and her own boundaries, prompting her to reach out to us for guidance.

I Refuse to Get Pregnant Until My Husband Agrees to All My 3 Conditions

I Refuse to Get Pregnant Until My Husband Agrees to All My 3 Conditions
Relationships
3 weeks ago

Navigating the complexities of family planning can bring forth unexpected challenges, particularly when it comes to aligning individual desires and expectations within a partnership. Recently, one woman shared her recent experience, highlighting the delicate balance between her husband’s wish and her own boundaries. Through candid reflection and a desire to find common ground, she wrote to Bright Side seeking guidance on how to navigate this sensitive issue within her relationship.

A Couple Travelled 5,000 Miles to Adopt Four Brothers, «They Were Begging for Money on the Streets»

A Couple Travelled 5,000 Miles to Adopt Four Brothers, «They Were Begging for Money on the Streets»
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

In a world where millions of children wait in orphanages, their stories are often untold, and their futures are uncertain. A remarkable tale of love, faith, and resilience emerges from Brazil to America. It’s a story that begins with four brothers, whose lives filled with neglect and adversity, but who ultimately find their way to a loving family in North Liberty, Iowa.

My Son Wants to Leave Home, But I’m Not Ready to Let Him Go

My Son Wants to Leave Home, But I’m Not Ready to Let Him Go
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

Let me tell you about the day my world turned upside down. It was a chilly autumn morning in our little suburban town, Dallas. I was in the kitchen, stirring a pot of oatmeal, lost in my own thoughts. My son, Ethan, leaned against the counter, his eyes glued to his phone.«Mama, I’ve been thinking,» Ethan said, his voice breaking through the quiet of the morning.I turned to him, my heart skipping a beat. «What’s on your mind, sweetheart?»«I want to move out. Get my own place,» Ethan announced.

My Brother Excluded My Son Out of His Child-Free Wedding but Invited His Little Cousins

My Brother Excluded My Son Out of His Child-Free Wedding but Invited His Little Cousins
Family & kids
4 weeks ago

Weddings are a celebration of love, but they can also be a stressful time for the bride and groom and their family. In today’s story, one woman went online to vent about her brother’s big day. His decision to exclude her son from his child-free wedding left her with a mix of confusion, hurt, and family discord. This story delves into the delicate balance of family dynamics and wedding planning.

My Husband Called Me ’Fat’ so I Taught Him a Lesson He’ll Never Forget

My Husband Called Me ’Fat’ so I Taught Him a Lesson He’ll Never Forget
Relationships
4 weeks ago

A woman disclosed that following her pregnancy with her son last year, during which she gained over 17 kilograms, her husband began making snide remarks about her dietary habits and body size. In response to his hurtful comments, she opted to retaliate by highlighting the one thing he’s extremely insecure about. However, she later regretted her actions and reached out to us, penning a letter in search of comfort.

My Step Daughter Is a Crazy Hormonal Teen, and She Saved My and My Baby’s Lives

My Step Daughter Is a Crazy Hormonal Teen, and She Saved My and My Baby’s Lives
Relationships
month ago

Sometimes, the relationship between stepchildren and step-parents is very far from ideal. Being not related to each other by blood, they may find it hard to find a common language in their communication. For today’s heroine, it seemed to be just the case, and her stepdaughter was far from being an angel with her behavior. But one day, she really became an angel for her stepmom and saved her and her baby. The grateful woman posted about this on Reddit, and many people couldn’t hold back tears after reading her story.