Family and Spouse

What's the Point of Family Dinner without the Whole Family?

Air Force photo

We've all heard that family dinner is important. Groan, groan. We've heard that somewhere in the flurry of the week, in the approximately 1.5 hours between everyone getting home, finishing homework and getting ready for bed, good parents will plan and cook a nutritious meal. And then good parents will gather the herd around the (lovingly set)... more

She Doesn't Like Him Staying Friends with His Exes on Facebook

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I have a quick question for you because I know you will give me an honest answer: Do you think it's fair for my husband to still be friends with all of his exes on Facebook? They're all on his Facebook and he follows them on Instagram too. He keeps saying they are all only friends and that he has known them for a long time.... more

A Military Parent Cell Phone Contract

Apple debuts its new iPhones, which will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, one made of plastic.

Most children today loudly defend their need for cell phones as a necessary part of daily life -- and many parents agree. Owning a cell phone has become a right for children instead of a privilege issued for good behavior and school success. When military parents are deployed or away from home for extended periods of time, supervision and d... more

Dear Career: Why Can't I Find a Job?

Photo: Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz

Dear Career, I have been unemployed for five months thanks to moving to a new duty station. I have applied for hundreds of jobs and attended job fairs, but I've had only two interviews so far. I have experience and a degree, so I can't figure out what is going on. I thought I was targeting my resume, but based on not finding good leads, I thi... more

Many Tricare Users to Pay Enrollment Fee under Congressional Proposal

Doctor greets a patient with a handshake.

Many Tricare users would face annual enrollment fees in a newly named plan under a draft proposal released Monday by the House Armed Services Committee. Under the plan, current users of Tricare Standard and Tricare Extra would fall into the newly minted Tricare Preferred plan. Users would continue to be permitted to self-refer to providers, but... more

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