About Family Forum
Family Forum is an initiative of the Advertiser, which aims to answer your questions about families, relationships, health and finances.
Relationships Australia South Australia supports Family Forum as a community resource and appoints members to the group with expertise in various professional disciplines. However, the advice provided by the Family Forum panel does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Relationships Australia South Australia, its management or employees.
Family Forum is a panel of general practitioners, medical specialists, lawyers, therapeutic and financial counsellors that discuss each letter before the appropriate professional prepares the final answer.
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A reader wonders how she should handle her twin boys staying silent on a school theft incident. Continue Reading
Family Forum often receives requests for information about DIY wills and the risks involved. Here is a cautionary tale from a Family Forum lawyer. Continue Reading
A reader worries about the link between bare feet and winter woes: “Does having cold feet make you more susceptible to colds and flu?” Continue Reading
A reader asks: “We are thinking of changing our title to include our children. If we were to do this, in the event that my husband or myself died, and the other were to remarry and live in our home, what percentage of the value of the house could possibly be given to the new party in the event the marriage did not work, or the remaining partner died, and the home was sold?” Continue Reading
A reader asks for the best approach to seeking quality counselling. Continue Reading
A reader responds to the Family Forum article “Need for a feed”, published in The Advertiser on 9 August 2014.
A girlfriend is struggling to convince her partner that gas is not that funny. Continue Reading
A reader wonders: “My grandma had a mastectomy for breast cancer many years ago. Could the Family Forum doctor please clarify why older women are not required to have mammograms or Pap smears?” Continue Reading
A reader wonders if a personality test exists to check for potential relationship problems. Continue Reading