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
4 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 Refuse to Babysit My 3 Stepchildren for Free

I Refuse to Babysit My 3 Stepchildren for Free
Family & kids
23 hours ago

Navigating blended families isn’t always easy, and Carla is experiencing these challenges firsthand. She finds herself expected to care for her husband’s 3 kids for long hours each day while his ex-wife works extensively. Dissatisfied with this arrangement, Carla reached out to us for advice.

I Left My Fiancé at the Altar Over a Last-Minute Prenup Demand

I Left My Fiancé at the Altar Over a Last-Minute Prenup Demand

In the world of romance and fairy tales, wedding days are supposed to be filled with joy, love, and the promise of a shared future. But sometimes, reality has other plans. Today, we're addressing a letter from Sarah, a 32-year-old bride. She found herself in a hotel room on what should have been her wedding night, still wearing her wedding dress and grappling with a decision that turned her world upside down.

I Refused to Have an All-Vegan Menu at My Son’s Wedding

I Refused to Have an All-Vegan Menu at My Son’s Wedding
Family & kids
3 days ago

Our wedding day is meant to be one of our happiest, meticulously planned to reflect our preferences. However, Norma felt that her daughter-in-law's decision for a strictly vegan menu was selfish, given Norma's family's love for meat. She took matters into her own hands and arranged for meat at the wedding without the bride's knowledge. This has caused significant issues, prompting Norma to reach out to us for advice.

I Did the "Unforgivable" When I Saw My Baby’s Memory Being Dishonored

I Did the "Unforgivable" When I Saw My Baby’s Memory Being Dishonored
Family & kids
5 days ago

Sometimes life presents challenges that can overwhelm us, and Evie found herself in one such moment. After her miscarriage, the young woman couldn't bear to see her stillborn baby's clothes, so she asked her husband to dispose of them. What unfolded next was unexpected, prompting Evie, in her grief, to take a surprising action. Although her journey ultimately concludes on a positive note, even a year later, Evie remembers the events vividly and has reached out to share her story with us.

My Husband’s Been Spending Our Savings Behind My Back and I’m Putting a Stop to It

My Husband’s Been Spending Our Savings Behind My Back and I’m Putting a Stop to It

Of all the nuances of married life, the management of household finances is a fundamental pillar of the family’s balance and security. However, when this delicate balance is threatened, profound conflicts can arise. Such is the story of the protagonist of our article, who finds herself caught in a distressing dilemma: her husband is spending the family’s savings for purposes of which she does not approve, and this has jeopardized the financial stability they have painstakingly built up.

I Lied to My Husband and Now He’s Taking It Out on My Daughter

I Lied to My Husband and Now He’s Taking It Out on My Daughter
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

We all wish to have an honest marriage with transparency between partners. However, Lorraine felt compelled to lie in her marriage. She didn’t tell her husband how much she was earning because she wanted to save half of her money for her daughter’s future. When her husband found out, he did something that shocked both Lorraine and her daughter. She wrote to us seeking advice.

My Husband Wants a Divorce Because I BREASTFEED Our SON — His Reason is Sick

My Husband Wants a Divorce Because I BREASTFEED Our SON — His Reason is Sick
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

The journey of childbirth is not for the faint-hearted, a reality every partner should brace for when preparing for a shared delivery. Today, we meet a woman whose life was akin to a fairy tale, until the arrival of her long-awaited baby brought unexpected challenges. Seeking guidance, she reached out to our editorial team, sharing her story and seeking advice on navigating the difficult situation unfolding within her family.

I Humiliated My MIL in Front of Everyone — She Deserved It

I Humiliated My MIL in Front of Everyone — She Deserved It
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

In mere moments, a joyful gathering can sour into discomfort. Paulina, a new mother, became enraged over her mother-in-law’s gift choice at her son’s birthday party. Her fury overwhelmed her, leading to an immediate response. Paulina reached out to us to recount her upsetting experience and seek advice.

I Made a Big Scene at The Restaurant Because of The Waiter’s Nasty Attitude

I Made a Big Scene at The Restaurant Because of The Waiter’s Nasty Attitude
People
2 weeks ago

Imagine a scenario where you’re celebrating a special occasion with a delightful dinner, but rude service throws a wrench into the evening. Amelia’s recent restaurant experience, detailed in her letter, sparks important questions. These questions touch on proper tipping etiquette, how restaurants handle customer complaints, and navigating conflict in a dining setting.

I Wanted to Protect My Son’s Best Interest — but I Was Cruelly Deceived

I Wanted to Protect My Son’s Best Interest — but I Was Cruelly Deceived
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

Mothers want the best for their children, even after they become adults. Rosanne's son was helping her get physical therapy sessions. However, he informed her that he couldn't continue because he needed the money for his wife's breast lift. Rosanne felt hurt and feared her son's money was being misused, so she spoke her mind. Things then took an unexpected sour turn. She wrote to us asking for advice.

I Want My Ex-Husband’s New Wife to Stay Far Away From Our Kids After I Noticed a Huge Red Flag About Her

I Want My Ex-Husband’s New Wife to Stay Far Away From Our Kids After I Noticed a Huge Red Flag About Her
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

Our reader, a 35-year-old woman, has a strong urge to protect her kids from another lady. She penned us a letter and shared her story, which sounded like a real cry for help. The topic which the woman raised is very sensitive for all sides of the conflict. But the worried mom wants to know our readers’ opinions about her situation, where her children and her ex-husband’s new wife are involved. She told us the details of the conflict, and here is her emotional story.

I Told My Mom Not to Attend My Wedding to Make My MIL Happy

I Told My Mom Not to Attend My Wedding to Make My MIL Happy
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

A wedding is usually a joyous occasion in a woman's life. However, it's common knowledge that conflicts, often involving mothers-in-law, can arise and overshadow the celebration. Recently, Lara, a newlywed, contacted Bright Side for comfort and guidance after a deeply distressing incident occurred during her wedding.

My Husband Faked a Serious Illness, I Found Out the Reason Why He Did It and I’m Numb With Shock

My Husband Faked a Serious Illness, I Found Out the Reason Why He Did It and I’m Numb With Shock
Relationships
4 weeks ago

The heroine of our today's article experienced one of the most painful situations in her family. Her husband was diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness. When she found out about this, her life changed in a snap of a finger, but her shock was so deep when she discovered that her beloved spouse lied to her about his terrible diagnosis. Now, the woman knows the reason why he did this, and she can't keep silent about her outrageous family issue. She wanted to speak up about it, and she wrote us an emotional letter where she asked us for a piece of advice.

My Husband Cheated on Me, But Instead of Leaving Him I've Been Taking Revenge on Him for 8 Years

My Husband Cheated on Me, But Instead of Leaving Him I've Been Taking Revenge on Him for 8 Years
Relationships
4 weeks ago

Revenge is best served when it's chilled, and today's heroine knows it for sure. A woman named Greta has recently penned a letter to our editorial and told us her mind-boggling story which started with such a painful thing as infidelity. Greta didn't want her husband to just leave after he had an affair with another woman behind her back. She wanted him to feel all the pain that she felt when she discovered his side romance, and it took her long 8 years to get a revanche over her betraying spouse. Let's find out more about this intricate story and Greta's feelings about everything.

My Son Is Throwing Me Out of MY House After Horribly Betraying Me

My Son Is Throwing Me Out of MY House After Horribly Betraying Me
Family & kids
4 weeks ago

A mother’s greatest heartbreak comes from feeling excluded from her child’s life. Greta is utterly shattered after her son and daughter-in-law requested that she move out, claiming there’s no longer space for her. What makes it even more painful is that they are living in Greta’s own house. She shared her story with us and is seeking advice.