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My daughter’s ex won’t pay for a thing!

Dear Grandma Maggie,

My daughter has a 6 year old disabled son. She is not married. She finished college and is now in law school. She went thru hell to get where she is. I quit work to help her even moved near to law school with my husband. Read More

My husband is not happy I’m pregnant.

Hi Grandma Maggie,

I’d like to get an unbiased opinion. My husband of 3 years and I have a blended family. I am 39 and he is 38. From a previous marriage, I have an 11 yr old girl and 8 yr old boy and my husband has a 16 yr old girl and 15 yr old boy. Read More

How do I deal with my girlfriend’s ex?


I’m a 23-year-old man and I live with my twin sister and her husband in the house in which she and I grew up. I was thrilled months ago when I discovered that they were expecting triplets! My trouble lies with my fiancé or, rather, her 4 y/o son, Milo, who lives with her most of the time. Read More

What do I do with a rude step-daughter?

Dear Maggie:

My 11-year-old step-daughter has been very very rude to me. She seems to think that I tore her apart from her mother and sister when I came into the picture. I do not wish for her to think that and I would ever want to ruin her special bond with her mother. Read More

Bio father making it hard for stepfather

Dear Grandma Maggie,

I just got married to my wife recently. She has a two year old daughter from another man, who doesn’t pay child support. He gets supervised visits with his daughter every week, under supervision of my wife’s parents, but only shows up once a month. Read More

Which is better: fighting parents or divorced parents?

Dear Grandma Maggie,

I am a mother of a 22 month old daughter and a 3 month old son. I am currently in quite a difficult & stressful relationship with their father. I fear my children can sense my distress. I try not to show it when I am around them but my daughter is having temper tantrums over the slightest thing. Read More