A year ago my 13-year marriage fell apart. My husband, “Rick,” will be spending the next six years in prison.
I have been with my husband for five years, and we have two children together.
Birthdays: Mayim Bialik, 43; Madchen Amick, 48; Regina Hall, 48; Jennifer Connelly, 48.
My husband and I have three wonderful grandchildren who live with our daughter and son-in-law in another state.
I am an older IT professional who had a very successful career until a year ago. I was part of a major layoff at the company I worked at for many years. I have not been able to find a job in the IT field since.
I have been married for 13 years but never told my family that I got married. I now want to divorce my husband, but I don’t know how to approach it because he holds it over my head.
Our youngest son recently married a woman who has an 18-year-old disabled daughter, “Lauren.”
I gave birth to my daughter three months ago, after 44 grueling hours of labor.
I thought I had a best friend.
The holiday season is here, with the traditional family dinner get-togethers. Our problem is, our two children (ages 27 and 29) don’t like each other and rarely have contact during the year.
I am a shy, 30-year-old woman. I stay at home with our 10-month-old, primarily because of our family’s financial situation.
I am a 17-year-old girl who has been in a long-distance relationship for two years.
I have been married to my husband for five years.
I’m worried for my son. He’s going on his first business trip in January – to Japan. He doesn’t drink alcohol. (He’s not an alcoholic; it’s his personal choice.)
I have been seeing this guy for nine months. We had a good relationship, but then it hit a bump in the road.
We received a wedding invitation in the mail today from my husband’s nephew. First of all, we are to RSVP by tomorrow. (WHAT?)
Our family went away for a two-week vacation.
My 23-year-old son does not want to work and spends all his time playing video games.
I have a friend who constantly talks about all the negative politics going on today. I’m sick of hearing it. I feel it has become a one-way conversation, and she’s not interested in listening to me.
I’m in my early 20s and the only one in my circle of friends who’s currently in college. They all want to hang out all the time, but most of them live more than 100 miles away.
The 14-year-old son of a friend of mine is having self-esteem issues and apparently is going through a very rough patch.
It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers.
I am ashamed to admit this, but years ago I had an affair with a married man.
My girlfriend and I love each other very much and have been living together with our children for five years. We intend to get married soon. Here is the rub: She’s “old school.” She believes she should receive a diamond ring as part of the marriage proposal.
Ever since high school, our adult daughter has had mood swings.
I read that there is a suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds.
My stepson “Arnold” recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I’d use.
I’m a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I’m currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house.
I am a 22-year-old, single male who recently graduated from college. I received lots of congratulations in person and by phone, text and social media.
I have a coworker I work closely with. Almost every day I hear her throwing up in the bathroom. It happens like clockwork. It’s gotten to the point where I’m extremely concerned.
I’m in middle school. “Jill” has been my best friend for 11 years.
You are confused because your husband is sending you mixed messages.
My daughter recently celebrated her 20th birthday. She’s a good kid with a decent job who happens to like tattoos.
My husband of 20 years, “Jerry,” recently learned about an old girlfriend’s death. A Facebook friend informed him about it. The message arrived late at night while I was sleeping, and he woke me to tell me the news.
I have had the same cleaning woman for three years. She does an excellent job and works hard. I got her the last six or seven of her clients. However, she has made little changes in the past when I’m not home.
My wife, “Grace,” and I have been happily married for 48 years.
I have two sons, 14 and 10.
It’s been several years since you have mentioned Because I Love You (B.I.L.Y.) as a resource for parents in crisis. What is happening to our groups – as well as similar ones – is a decrease in attendance.
I’ve had it up to here with my crabby next-door neighbor. She grows vegetables in her garden – squash and pumpkins at this time of year. Our properties are separated by a wire fence.
When I was in my first year of college, my mother divorced my stepdad.
My husband has an extensive sexual history.
I have been dating my boyfriend just over a year.
My husband, “John,” recently returned from his fourth Middle East tour after having been gone for a year. As soon as he got back, his mother invited him and his two sisters on a vacation cruise for a week.
I am an unemployed (and looking) 24-year-old male who is the oldest of four. My three sisters are a 20-year-old who has a part-time job and goes to college, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old. We all live at home with our physician parents.
My boyfriend is divorced. His ex’s name is tattooed on his arm. Although I don’t like it, I realize that it was long ago and before I came into the picture.
My best friend of 40 years and her boyfriend live several states away from my husband and me. Every winter she and her friend expect to come to our home for a week. We simply can no longer do this.
I’m a man in my mid-30s. For the past couple of years I’ve been in love with my best friend. She doesn’t know how I feel, and I know she doesn’t feel the same way about me. (She calls me the brother she always wanted.) I try hard to fight these feelings so our friendship can continue. Losing her friendship would be devastating.
My mother insists on telling my three youngest children that my husband is not their father.
I have been in a strong relationship with my girlfriend for five years. We are very much in love.
My older sister, “Lily,” is in a biracial marriage and has a son.