Archive for the ‘Family Life’ Category

postheadericon How to Access Government Genealogy Records

How to Access Government Genealogy Records

Two Methods:Accessing Genealogy Records Through the GovernmentAccessing Government Genealogy Records Through Private VendorsCommunity Q&A Genealogy records can be useful to anyone tracing a family history or trying to understand the origins and growth of particular families and communities in this country. While family records and ancestral stories are often reliable and beloved sources of information, you can also get information on your genealogy from the government. Your state, local and national government maintains records on births, deaths, marriages and other life events. Access government genealogy records by visiting the national…

postheadericon How to Answer a Divorce Complaint

How to Answer a Divorce Complaint

Three Parts:Considering An AttorneyChoosing How to Respond to a Divorce ComplaintResponding to a Divorce PetitionCommunity Q&A If you have been served with a divorce complaint, your spouse has officially started the process of obtaining a legal divorce. Once you are served with these papers, you will have a limited amount of time to respond, if you choose to do so. Within this limited time frame, you will have to consider hiring an attorney, you will have to decide how you will respond, and you will have to draft and file…

postheadericon How to Cope with Your Child Growing Up

How to Cope with Your Child Growing Up

Three Parts:Sending Your Child Off to SchoolNavigating the Teen TransitionLetting Your Adult Child Leave the NestCommunity Q&A It can be very difficult for parents to watch their child grow up. It often seems like they go from cute little babies to moody teenagers to independent adults so quickly. Coping with your child growing up means preparing both of you for each new life stage along the way. It means holding on tight, yet also letting go bit by bit so that your child can become his or her own person….

postheadericon How to Cope With Your Changing Body Image During Pregnancy

How to Cope With Your Changing Body Image During Pregnancy

Body image is often a major concern for women, and during pregnancy this can become even more important. Some women embrace their new shape, seeing it as a tangible sign of the miraculous process their body is undergoing. Others are horrified by the changes in their figure, and worry that they will never return to their original shape. 1 Accept the changes by understanding why they happen. As soon as an egg is fertilized and implanted in your uterus, your body starts to function differently. It develops a fetal life…

postheadericon How to Annul a Marriage in New York

How to Annul a Marriage in New York

Two Methods:Declaring a Void Marriage NullAnnulling a Voidable MarriageCommunity Q&A In most cases, when a marriage ends, it ends after the divorce process is completed. However, in some cases, the marriage contract should never have been entered into in the first place. When the marriage license itself was granted erroneously, it is either void or voidable, allowing the parties to seek an annulment or a declaration of nullity. A “declaration of nullity” is a term applied to a void marriage, while “annulment” applies to a voidable marriage. Either way, the…

postheadericon How to Cope With Separation

How to Cope With Separation

Coping with separation, whether due to a death, divorce or other reasons, can be mentally and physically stressing. Sadness, anger, confusion and frustration are natural emotions linked to coping with any separation. Doctors and therapists recommend several coping methods to deal with the emotions associated with separation and loss. Maintaining your mental and physical health during your separation is essential to being able to move on with life. Use these tips to cope with separation. 1 Accept your emotions. Anger, exhaustion, despair, frustration and disbelief are common emotions experienced by…

postheadericon How to Cope With Stress and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

How to Cope With Stress and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for any expectant mother. But when stress becomes too much to cope with it can have serious consequences. It can contribute to pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, for instance. And the guilt mother’s often feel over the effect it may have on their babies can make it even worse. Here’s an especially effective way to distress during pregnancy using breathing that may be a bit different from (and more enjoyable than!) the usual mumbo-jumbo on the topic. Babies love it too! 1 No matter what…

postheadericon How to Cope with the Death of a Baby Who Died During Labor and Delivery

How to Cope with the Death of a Baby Who Died During Labor and Delivery

Three Parts:Mourning the LossDealing with Medical and Legal IssuesMoving ForwardCommunity Q&A If you had a baby die during delivery, coping with the sudden loss can be incredibly difficult. Taking time to mourn, seeking out support, and speaking to a therapist can help you get through the incredibly trying time. You will eventually be able to move forward. Part 1 Mourning the Loss 1 Say goodbye to the baby. A stillbirth or death during delivery can be emotionally devastating. Many parents find it cathartic to hold the baby in order to…

postheadericon How to Cope With the Death of a Grandparent

How to Cope With the Death of a Grandparent

Three Methods:Reaching Out to OthersPaying Tribute to Your GrandparentGetting Professional HelpCommunity Q&A The death of a grandparent is often a child’s first experience of death and grief.[1] Coping with this loss can be difficult and may take time to deal with. Grief is a process that affects everyone differently, no matter your age group. There are no right or wrong ways to cope with the pain of losing a grandparent, but you can use healthy methods to process your grief. Method 1 Reaching Out to Others 1 Talk to someone…

postheadericon How to Cope with Staying with Your Parents (As an Adult)

How to Cope with Staying with Your Parents (As an Adult)

Five Parts:Respecting your parent’s spaceRespecting your parent’s wishes and choicesKeeping the peaceBeing a usefully contributing member of the householdCaring for your parentsCommunity Q&A Living with your parents after previously being on your own, having a job and life of your own can be a difficult transition. You can experience a lot of demands from them while taking care of their financial matters as well as doing the part of being a “breadwinner” in the household. In some extreme cases, parents can become very demanding and controlling of your adult life…