A spiritual approach to relationships
Sometimes the best thing we can do for our difficult relationship is to take care of ourselves and become more peaceful. Not everyone is connected and becomes peaceful in their religious communities. Some people do not even consider such communities as helpful to their relationships at all. A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is a curious text that mainly focuses on advancing our personal and spiritual growth through improving the quality of our relationships. There are a few study groups and ACIM related communities in the DC area and all around the world that offer a warm and interesting atmosphere for contemplating ways to heal difficult relationships. There is almost never a fee for attending an ACIM meeting and some groups even offer the text of A Course in Miracles for free to anyone walking in.
Attending an ACIM meeting might be helpful in establishing your special relationships on the right foot.