family

Essays

I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years—Then I Ran Into Him on the Street

I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognize me when I introduced myself.
Jordan Foisy
8.12.19
Conspiracies

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships

We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.
Mack Lamoureux
7.11.19
Health

Social Services Can Threaten Families of Children with Chronic Fatigue

Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, is little understood by the general public. That lands some parents in the firing line.
Natasha Wynarczyk
5.2.19
war

The Stories You Lose When Your Refugee Family Splits Itself Up

After her entire family fled Iraq, my grandmother stayed behind because she didn't want to give up on the country she loves.
Sona Boker
4.15.19
Life

Parents Talk About the Hardest Parts of Having Kids

“I haven’t taken a shit alone in four years.”
Graham Isador
4.12.19
this is fine

Meghan Markle's Relationship With Her Dad Makes Me Feel Better About My Own

My father wasn’t at my wedding, either.
Veronica Walsingham
4.2.19
Interview

Taylor Schilling's 'Family' Is A Heartfelt Look At Workaholism

In theaters April 19, Taylor Schilling stars as an alpha female whose ambition doesn't leave room for vulnerability.
Nadja Sayej
4.1.19
this is fine

The Stressed-Out Party Girl's Guide to Gardening

I wasn’t going to wake up with the taste of stale liquor in my mouth the next day. My Uber bills weren’t going to haunt me for being a complete fuckhead dashing from one party to another. In the garden, I was free to roam.
Caitlin Turner
2.25.19
this is fine

FaceTiming My Loved Ones Is Like Basic Emotional Hygiene

I brush my teeth and FaceTime at least two times a day.
Jasmine Sanders
2.19.19
Broadly

I Ate Psychedelic Mushrooms to Treat My Postpartum Depression

"Project Baby—My First Year As a Less Than Perfect Mother" author Julie Ugleholdt says that microdosing shrooms helped her mental health.
Maria Brus Pedersen
1.25.19
Money

The Millennials Who Pay for Their Parents’ Living Expenses

We talked to young people about financial independence and supporting their families.
Ebony-Renee Baker
1.24.19
christmas

This Family Won Christmas with Their Wholesome White Elephant Gift Exchange

Want to steal a gift? Think again.
Arimeta Diop
12.27.18
0134