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.
My daughter, “Roxanne,” married right out of high school. Eleven years later she finally woke up and realized the man of her dreams was a deadbeat. She has now been divorced as long as she was married, still looking for a good man who will love her and share a future with her.
I have been married to a wonderful man for 17 years. The drawback is he’s a workaholic. We have not spent even one day together doing something fun in more than 10 years.
My husband tends to fight dirty, and I don’t know how much more I can take. If we argue about some issue between us, he’ll say something along the lines of, “This is why you have so much trouble with your colleagues at work.” He knows this is a touchy subject, and it upsets me.
I’m 41 with two adult kids and my youngest, who is almost 15.
If you have had a happy 40-year marriage, I think you should let it remain so. OK, so neither of you were angels. “Divorce” the “friend” and let it go.
My best friend and I are middle-aged women.
My son has taken it upon himself to get romantically involved with two different married women.
I have been in a relationship with “Mason” for almost two years. I moved in with him a few months back, and things have been very good between us. I know he’s The One, and I’d marry him right now if he’d ask.
My brother and his girlfriend live together.
My husband has less and less interest in me.
My husband, “Bill,” and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team for the last five years. Bill and I go all over the country to watch her play and have become very close to the head coach, “Marla,” and her family.
My daughter has decided to leave her husband. They have been married for 20 years. She says she hasn’t been happy for several years and that it’s time to take care of herself.
Two years ago, my son and his family moved a couple of hours away.
My mother did something very disrespectful.
When I was a teenager, there were many times when I made things awkward.
My boyfriend and I love each other very much.
There’s this woman I’ve known since I was a child. She’s a Jehovah’s Witness I’ll call Beatrice. She comes by my house every so often to share pamphlets and talk about her religion.
I recently traveled to Germany to help my 19-year-old daughter settle in for her semester of study abroad. I was in tears the entire trip home, not because I was sad to leave her, but because she kept lashing out at me for anything from using a cotton swab to following proper directions exiting the train, to asking simple – but, in her mind, ridiculous – questions.
My fiance is in a group chat with a dozen of his friends.
The wife of “Headed for the Open Road” will never forgive herself if she doesn’t accompany her newly retired husband on his open-road adventures. After working for 40 years and retiring from my third job, my life partner and I went everywhere and did everything together.
I have been in a relationship with a very special man who is five years younger
May I say something about people who call “friends” or others they haven’t talked to recently while they’re driving to an appointment or other errand, only to abruptly end the conversation when the destination is reached? Two people have done this to me recently.
My husband and I are happily married, but have one serious problem.