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What It Means to Be a Bad Mom

Inside the mind of a psychologist who helps determine whether parents are “good enough” to keep their children

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What Happens When Parents Wait to Tell a Child He’s Adopted

A new study suggests that learning about one’s own adoption after a certain age could lead to lower life satisfaction in the future.

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Dear Therapist: My Husband and I Don't Have Sex Anymore

I miss the closeness we had before our baby was born.

Who Actually Feels Satisfied About Money?

“It’s not just how much you have—it’s what you do with it,” says one researcher who studies money and happiness.

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The Border Patrol–to–Emergency Room Pipeline

The conditions in facilities at the border are so dire that many migrants are in need of medical care as soon as they are released.

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‘He Said Yes!’

Despite changing norms, it’s still exceedingly rare for women to propose in heterosexual couples.

How Domestic Abusers Weaponize the Courts

After a breakup, litigation is often a way for harassers to force their victims to keep seeing them.

When One Person on a Date Is Just There for the Free Food

“I mean, if it’s dinner, I’m not going to say no, so that I don’t have to go home and cook.”

When ICE Raids Homes

For years, immigration agents targeted people at businesses, but in recent years, knocking on the doors of houses and apartments has become more common.

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Dear Therapist: I Don’t Understand Why My Girlfriend Dumped Me

She said that she loves me but doesn’t want to be with me.

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The (Possibly) Forthcoming Elder-Care Revolution

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, will more politicians start to pay attention to elder care?

A mother and daughter are reunited following their separation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

At Least 30 Migrant Children Have Been Separated From Their Parents for More Than a Year

A report from the House Oversight Committee provides new details on the calamity at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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What a Time (For Girls) to Be Alive

Parents are hoping that this summer is changing girls’ beliefs about who can be a leader or a hero in America.

How to Win Friends With Influencer People

“What we do—nobody really understands it. I have a lot of friends who don’t work in this space, and they think I’m just having two-hour lunches all day.”

The Slackification of the American Home

Stretched for time, some households are starting to operate more like businesses.

Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.

Dear Therapist: Can I Still Trust My Husband?

After we cheated on each other 26 years ago, we promised to never let outsiders into our marriage again. But for more than two years, he’s been carrying on some sort of friendship with a woman from his high school.

An Astonishing Government Report on Conditions at the Border

Federal investigators detailed dangerous overcrowding and long detention times at Border Patrol facilities in Texas.

What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse

What if marriage is not the social good that so many believe and want it to be?