I saw this article and was struck by it's simplicity and power. What I want to call your attention to isn't the simplicity part, but rather the conviction she has about her family. What happens in any relationship; marriage, work, parent-child, is when ever there is a conflict it is always the person with the strongest conviction that wins.
Remember that when it seems your significant other is acting childish, selfish or destructive. Never forget that the goal with your convictions isn't to convince the other person but it's to outlast them.
Here's the article: http://theweek.com/article/index/99512/he-said-he-was-leaving-she-ignored-him