When you fight in front of your children, they are forever changed ... and you can be sure it's not for the better.
In the United States, an elderly person is abused an average of once every five seconds. Whether at home or in a care facility, it is important to make sure your elderly loved ones are safe and protected.
Civil and family attorney Areva Martin and the National Network to End Domestic Violence recommend the following tips for improving your chances of gaining custody after leaving an abusive relationship.
In a recent poll, one quarter of divorced couples report that in-laws are â€œsomewhatâ€? responsible for their marriages ending, and the mothers-in-law get most of the blame. If you want to know ahead of time if youâ€™ll have in-law issues, read Dr. Philâ€™s warning signs.
Are you or someone you love in an unhealthy relationship? Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, says there are warning signs to look out for.
Are you in a rollercoaster relationship that is on again, off again, on again? Perhaps you divorced too soon and are now contemplating a recommitment to that same person? Dr. Phil implores his guests to do the necessary work to fix what was broken in their relationship before they head down the aisle a second time.
Troy Dunn is a professional people finder who helps find missing parents, siblings and long-lost friends. He shares his top tips for conducting a search of your own.
The Internet is a playground for sexual predators. Learn how to protect your children with these Internet safety resources.
Do you have a distant relationship with your sibling? Did you used to be close, but over time you've gone your separate ways? Is this relationship causing stress in your life? Take this quiz to find out how much your sibling rivalry could be affecting all areas of your life.
Are you aware of other peopleâ€™s perceptions of you? Do you know what they may be saying when you walk away?
Is your circle of friends, family and coworkers as diverse as you think? Are stereotypes an active part in how you view other races? Take these tests to recognize whether racism, prejudice and ignorance play a part in your life.
Being successful as a husband and father goes much deeper than just being a good provider.
Dr. Phil has advice for creating boundaries in your extended family and keeping the peace.
It's time to make a resolution to your family, and Dr. Phil gives you the tools to make it happen.
If you think that sibling rivalry is just for kids, think again! Dr. Phil has advice for adults who want to get over the past and reconnect with their loved ones.
Dr. Phil offers the following test to help you identify your parenting style.
Dr. Phil offers advice on how to have the "big talk" with your daughter.
Dr. Phil offers the following resources on spanking and parenting.
You can create the family you've always dreamed about.
The transition into a blended family can be a difficult one. Dr. Phil offers advice on the roles, rights, responsibilities and expectancies that each family member carries.
What single parents need to know about how dating again can affect their children.
Dr. Phil talks to women who say that problems with their dads have affected their lives.
Own, rather than complain about, how people treat you. Renegotiate your relationships.
Dr. Phil has advice for those dealing with family freeloaders.
Dr. Phil gives his thoughts about whether it's selfish to have an only child.
Disagree with your spouse over whether you should have another child?
Whether you are the person involved in the relationship, or the family member who opposes it, Dr. Phil has advice.
"Claire" wants to know if it's OK to have sex with her boyfriend when her teenagers are home. Dr. Phil tells it straight.
Miserable millionaires turn to Dr. Phil for help. What can you do when money brings out the worst in people?
Christmas doesn't have to be a time of stress! Find out how to add a little sanity to your holidays.
Struggling with a freeloading child that can't seem to stand on their own two feet? Dr. Phil has advice.
Forgiveness, according to Dr. Phil, is what you do for yourself, not for other people.
How can Tiffany get her mom to change her out-of-date look for her upcoming wedding? (Out of date, in this case, is the same hairstyle for 28 years!)
Do you find it difficult to say "I love you" to your spouse or children? Do you hide your feelings and emotions because you think they make you appear weak?
A blended family is often a difficult balancing act between the new spouse, the new stepchildren, and your own kids.
Is there tension between you and your new son- or daughter-in-law? Are family events not what they once were? Ask yourself these questions.
If you plan on sticking with your spouse, then you're also stuck with your in-laws, so you might as well learn how to cope with them.
Being a stepparent is one of the most difficult roles any adult will ever assume. Agree on some very basic definitions of that role, and be alert to sensitivities associated with it.
Through your actions, your words, your behavior and your love, you can direct your children toward where you want them to go. What are you modeling?
Dr. Phil offers the following chart and advice on meshing your parenting style with your child's personality.