March 13, 2021
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My ex-husband and I separated two months after our wedding.
I'm a medical student.
My husband and I have been married for six years.
I have been with my boyfriend for 11 years.
My 20-year-old niece, “Andrea,” came to visit her grandmother wearing a nose stud.
I have a colleague who has become an amazing friend over the last few years.
While shopping at the mall, I have seen too many stressed-out parents ignore or yell at their children.
A dear friend, "Lorraine," contacted me because her daughter "Gabby" came out to her as bisexual and Lorraine knew I had experience with "this type of thing."
I have been friends with a woman I’ll call “Blanche” for 40 years.
My friend's house was severely damaged in a hurricane and she lost a lot of the contents.
I am a healthy, single, 76-year-old man.
My boyfriend of four years has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
I found out today that my wife was sexting with a man in another state.
Recently I have found myself in a difficult spot.
My best friend, who is 54, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was 9.
I am a 61-year-old never-married woman with no kids.
I live with my longtime boyfriend, “George,” and his 88-year-old father, “Frank.”
My brother-in-law and his fiancee, "Shana," have been dating for five years.
I am a man who has been wearing lingerie for the past few decades.
My husband is 6 feet, 6 inches tall.
When I visit my three grandchildren on Fridays, my daughter-in-law never offers me any refreshment – not even a glass of water or a cup of tea.
My wife and I have been married for five years, with two children.
I am a first-generation Mexican American who married into a Caucasian blended family.
I divorced my husband of 12 years.
I'm in mourning for my husband.
A few years ago, my husband decided he wanted to be a real estate agent.
My parents divorced when I was an infant.
My partner and I recently had a baby, and it has created some major issues with my mom and in-laws.
I'm divorced and have been dating my guy friend for five years.
My married friend is a swinger.
I am an 80-year-old senior man who has met, texted daily and called an 80-year-old woman for the last six weeks.
The devastation in Turkey and Syria following massive earthquakes is inspiring people to help and donate.
After my mother died several years ago, my father’s sometimes violent behavior flared up.
My 44-year-old son is a long-haul driver.
I had pretty much an ideal childhood.
My wife and I have been married for 37 years.
I recently gave birth to our second child, a girl.
I'm 33 with a wonderful husband and amazing kids, ages 4 and 6.
My older sister visits me every week to play cards and chat.
During a trip to Las Vegas, I kind of had a one-night stand.
About 10 years ago, my longtime best friend, “Byron,” abruptly cut me out of his life.
My husband of 37 years passed away four months ago.
I don’t know what to do about my 18-year-old niece.
My two siblings and I were raised by an abusive, alcoholic father.
I am an active widower with five grown children.
I have known "Gigi" since second grade.
My daughter passed away nine years ago.
I have a moral and ethical dilemma.
I’m a woman in my early 50s who has been through two divorces.
My brother passed away.
I have no family and few friends – nobody close.
In response to "Ageless Lady in Washington" (Oct. 8), who sought a retort to people who ask her age, I had an aunt who refused to divulge her age.
I am a 59-year-old man.
The last two years have been especially tough.
I’m having a big problem with my boyfriend.
Thirty years ago, I had an affair with "Roger," a married man.
My husband and I have been married 45 years.
My wife and I have been married for 17 years and have three wonderful daughters, ages 13, 10 and 5.
I used to have a great relationship with my mother-in-law.
My wife and I have been together 25 years and had an ideal marriage.
I have a problem I just can’t identify.
When I was 13, my 10-year-old cousin let a boy we did not know well into my house.
My dad had a stroke.
I dearly love my youngest daughter.
My husband and I have been married 11 months.
While doing some genealogy research during the pandemic, I came across my maternal grandfather's death certificate.
My husband and I have been married nine years and have four children, ages 5, 3, 2 and 9 months.
I have been married for 37 years to an alcoholic.
Welcome to 2023! A new year has arrived, and the last one is behind us. As always, this new year brings with it our hopes for a new beginning.
I'm a single man who has a close female friend who is also single.
I was married to a man whose family always seemed to be in each other’s business.
I have always been the outsider in my family.
I am a woman in my late 30s.
I'm 55 and own my home.
I have a much younger friend in another state, and we like to keep in touch.
I was co-host of a celebration where one of our guests, a seemingly very nice young man who is dating a relative, was observed "goosing" half a dozen women while on the dance floor.
I am a senior in high school in a long-distance relationship.
I recently went out to a bar with some friends.
I’ve been married six years, and ever since we’ve been married, my husband’s daughter has insisted that I can’t come to her house that my husband has a mortgage on.
My brother and his husband are getting ready to file for divorce.
While my sister was incarcerated, she was evicted from her residence.
We moved from Indiana to Florida 30 years ago.
My father passed away a couple of years ago, and my mother passed on recently.
My husband and I have always had a big hand in helping our daughter "Lauren" raise her three kids, ages 5, 10 and 15.
My ex-wife, “Jenny,” and I were together seven years, married for almost five of them.
My husband and I moved into a new rental house on my best friend's property a year ago.
You printed a letter from an individual whose failing, elderly friend made an abrupt change to his will.
I'm a high school junior in a predicament.
My boyfriend of two years works for a company with 160 employees, 95 miles from our town.
I have been with my boyfriend for three years, and it has been great.
I have been married to my wife for a little over a year.
I have been with my boyfriend, "Robert," for 10 years.
For several years, I have gone to a medical specialist I’ll call “Eric” for certain issues.
Two and a half years ago we lost my dad, who was 94.
A friend, “Marie,” approached me in the parking lot after church, raising her voice, flailing her arms and saying three people had told her that I told them to stay away from her and her husband.
I met my boyfriend online last year.
My husband of 30 years has always made me feel like I wasn’t good enough for him.
I became engaged to a wonderful man five months ago.
Fifteen years ago, I “ran away from home” to get away from my adult children, and I finally made a life for myself.
I have been married for five years.
I have been married for close to a year, and in this short time I’ve seen a side of my wife I’ve never seen before.
I would like to respond to "Ready To Bail in New Jersey" (Sept. 1), who was complaining about women being on their phones all the time.
I left a manipulative and abusive marriage after 18 years.
I am in a relationship I can't get out of.
My husband passed away two years ago.
My strongest "love language" is physical touch.
I am a widowed woman who met a gentleman online two years ago.
I have been a widow for six months.
I married for the second time two years ago to a younger woman.
I had a close friend, "Kayleigh," for about 10 years.
I read the letter from the woman who is feeling alone at 66 and pondering the purpose of life.
I have been in love with a man for 34 years.
My daughter is about to turn 14 and wants to get a job.
I'm a 30-something bisexual man who is in a relationship with a bisexual woman the same age.
I was taught to write handwritten thank-you notes when I received a gift.
My parents were married for 22 years.
I’m a middle-aged married man and the father of two.
We have a group of friends who get together most Friday nights.
My dear friend “Rose’s” husband died five years ago, and since then she has struggled with grief and loneliness.
I have been raising my daughter's first child.
I was seeing a firefighter until I realized he was married with kids.
I'm having a problem with my husband's judgmental and narcissistic stepmom.
I just attended my son’s wedding.
Right before the COVID pandemic began, I was working in D.C. and met a man who lives there.
I have a brother I can’t seem to get along with anymore.
I've been married for 22 years.
My 9-year-old daughter, “Kennedy,” plays volleyball.
My aunt is a money-hungry, conniving thief.
For my 50th birthday 10 years ago, my father, with whom I have had a tumultuous relationship, gave me cherished rings as gifts.
I have two sons, 18 and 20.
I was married for more than 40 years.
I'm so disgusted.
My longtime girlfriend has male friends who visit her during the day while I am gone for about a week each month.
A decade ago, before my wife and I had children, we were deeply in love with each other.
I ran into a friend at the chiropractor’s, and he persuaded me to change my plans and not go to the movies but to join him on a walk on the beach.
I'm writing because I need some guidance.
I am in my 60s, single and childless.
We recently found out my 19-year-old daughter is pregnant.
My husband’s best friend groped my privates several years ago at a party.
My father considers himself a deeply religious man.
I have a friend who has recently separated from an abusive husband.
With the holidays approaching, I am starting to become anxious.
My partner and I have just suffered a miscarriage.
My father-in-law, who lives out of state, regularly makes crude jokes and comments about his sex life or my sex life in my presence and in the presence of my wife, his wife and others.
My niece, “Amanda,” is 19 and fairly close with my daughter “Hayley,” who is 18.
My spouse and I work at the college where we were undergraduates.
My mother and I have a relationship that isn’t healthy.
I was in a relationship that abruptly ended because he cheated.
My boyfriend and I have been involved for five years.
I am almost 30, not married, no kids.
I have been married 30 years.
Punctuality is important to me.
After 40 years of marriage, I just found out my husband has been having an emotional affair, in addition to an actual girlfriend he had 15 years ago.
I recently married "Joel," a man I love very much.
I have been with my husband for seven years, and I’m tired of having the same fight every day.
My grandma died when I was 7.
My wife has been away for a while caring for her ill parents.
I have a good, if not terribly close, relationship with my adult son and daughter.
My husband and I have been married for 40 years, and we’ve had our ups and downs.
I live with my boyfriend and his father.
My husband was diagnosed with advanced chronic leukemia seven years ago.
After three years together, my fiance and I plan to be married next year.
My daughter is in eighth grade at a small private school.
I am a teenage girl who has recently discovered I am bisexual.
In our 20 years of marriage, my wife’s two sons have frequently stopped by or called ahead with literally 10 minutes to a half-hour’s notice.
I was adopted at 6 weeks old.
My husband inherited a nasty habit from his mother. He calls people “crazy” to discredit them so he can win arguments and stifle discussion.
I have been with my boyfriend for nine years.
My younger sister, “Fern,” gave birth to a son three months ago.
Every year my girlfriend and I take each other out for dinner on our birthdays and bring a gift.
A year and a half ago, a newly married young couple moved into a house down the street.
I have been with my wife for 25 years, married for 22 of them.
About a year ago, I started a long-distance relationship with a widower.
I am the oldest of three.
I recently met the love of my life, and I’m planning to leave my life and family in Arkansas and move to California to marry him.
Fifteen years ago, my husband's sister told him their brother "Brad" had molested her when she was young.
My husband, “Alex,” and I are close friends with another couple who live out of state.
For 15 years I've maintained a close friendship with a wealthy older man who has become a kind of mentor.
I’m having a hard time deciding what to do about my engagement to my fiance.
A childhood friend, "Brenda," moved away 20 years ago.
I have known my husband my whole life.
My husband and I have been together for 12 years and our relationship has started to suffer.
I have been interested in a woman for several years.
My boyfriend has been hanging out with a group of "friends" since college.
I made a friend six years ago on social media.
I must be the worst grandma in the world because I do not like my grandson.
I have been separated from my husband for a year and a half.
My boyfriend of seven years is very competitive.
I am a 42-year-old single mom who recently began a relationship with a wonderful man.
I was married for almost 20 years to a jealous, controlling man. "Pete" was emotionally abusive, which I didn't really notice because I'm not confrontational.
My boyfriend, “Kirk,” and I have been dating exclusively for nearly two years and live together.
I've been in a "friend with benefits" relationship for more than a year now.
I come from a large, close family.
A couple of weeks ago, my 17-year-old daughter broke up with "Matt," her boyfriend of a year and seven months.
I received a Facebook invitation to my 35th high school reunion.
I graduated from college with a degree in a niche field.
I have worked for the same company for 20 years.
My elderly mother spent her entire adult life spending her men's money, and now she has morphed into an entitled, self-absorbed and vapid woman.
I have been with my 45-year-old boyfriend, “Doug,” for six years.
I'm a woman who, a little while ago, got a girlfriend, "Darlene."
I recently made some unflattering comments about my daughter-in-law to my son.
I have been married to my wife for 32 years.
A co-worker has been stricken with multiple stage-4 cancers.
My adult granddaughter, "Lola," is in a two-year relationship with a wonderful young man and has been anticipating a proposal.
I have been married to my husband, “Jim,” for three years, but we have been together for seven.
When my husband died two months ago, my identical twin helped me move in with her.
My wife and I have been married 47 years.
I have been married for 23 years.
For 50 years, I had a close career and personal friend I’ll call “Ellen.”
My 15-year-old daughter, "Nadia," has been friends with another girl, "Kelly," since they were 8.
I retired to Malaga, Spain, after my marriage of 38 years ended in divorce.
I have a huge crush on my husband's friend, "Shane."
I’m a 56-year-old, married, 24/7 caregiver.
I have two sons I'm very proud of.
My husband, my child and I have moved six times over an eight-year period.
I am married to a man from a different country, culture and religion.
My boyfriend, “Ashton,” is bisexual.
I recently posted on Facebook about how I never get any recognition from my only son on my birthday, Mother's Day or any holiday.
I don’t think I’ve read about this problem before, and I can’t find help on the internet.
Even though I have lived in a different state for many years, I've remained in touch with a female friend I'll call "Tina" from high school, mostly via text messaging.
My husband and I have inherited four dogs from relatives.
More than a year ago, I heard my co-worker, whom I consider a friend, talking to another co-worker (who is a gossip) about my belly.
I have been married for two decades to a man who is incapable of connecting with anyone.
Our 26-year-old, college-educated grandson, "Ethan," crashed his company car and was arrested for DWI and possession of more than a gram of cocaine.
My first wife died of colon cancer 25 years ago.
My stepdaughter, "Crystal," has a toxic relationship with her mother.
I am a 19-year-old trans man.
I am the mother of two small children.
Many years ago, I was the victim of a violent assault that my then-11-year-old daughter witnessed.
Our dear mother recently passed away after an extended illness.
Recently, my oldest and dearest friend (since kindergarten) talked about renting a house in Puerto Rico for her family and mine.
I am a divorced mother of two teenagers.
My husband, who is 81 has just suggested that when we feel we can no longer live independent lives (I am 72), we should move closer to his daughter in another state so she and her husband can help us.
I took a DNA test seven months ago.
My husband was forced into sex at the age of 12 by an older female.
I got pregnant at 15 and had my oldest daughter at 16.
Two years ago, at a national conference, I bumped into a woman I had dated decades ago.
When my sibling and I were 6 and 10, our parents sat us down and told us they were getting a divorce because Dad had an affair.
I am engaged to be married, and I’m over-the-moon excited.
My boyfriend, "Paul," and I have been together for 18 months.
My husband died recently.
I was an alcoholic.
My daughter and her partner have two children, an 8-month-old and a 3-year-old.
A few months ago, my daughter told me she was with her boyfriend at the local bowling alley and they were kissing and hugging.
I’m a gay man.
I am a 29-year-old woman in a healthy, loving relationship with my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years.
My husband and I are in our 40s.
I've been the stepfather of two girls for 18 years.
I survived 17 years of abuse.
My dad, who is nearing 80, has been married to my stepmom, "Ruth," for nearly 35 years.
A couple of months ago, I moved from my mother’s into an apartment with a friend I had rekindled a high school friendship with a few years back.
I come from a nice family.
My husband and I are retired.
I'm a senior in high school, and I come from a family that is financially stable but unable to travel often due to time and money constraints.
“Dana” has been my best friend since 1995.
I'm a divorced woman, soon to be 60, who is often haunted by vivid memories of the past.
I have a gay friend I’ll call “Allen.”
One of my siblings was abused as a child.
I’m about to get married to a wonderful woman.
My husband of 20 years has had DUIs in the past.
My husband’s job brings him a great deal of unhappiness, but he doesn’t want to quit.
I am a freshman at a Midwestern university, and I love it.
My father died five years ago at 90.
My husband is retired from the military and living with a mental illness caused by a traumatic brain injury.
I had a friend I adored.
For a few years, I volunteered to tend to an elderly woman through a hospice organization.
My parents divorced when I was 4. I’ve had a problem with insecurity and jealousy for as long as I can remember. I have two older sisters who are twins and a half-brother.
My husband gets very upset when our 4-year-old sons don't share his enthusiasm over something that excites him.
My sister and I have always been close.
My daughter-in-law, "Brooke," lost her grandfather five weeks ago.
I am widowed after 45 years of marriage.
I met a man, "Gabe," 30 years ago.
Last year my mother passed away after a 15-year battle with lung cancer.
My adult son has a drug addiction, for which he is receiving treatment.
I have a daughter, “Molly,” who is in her late 30s.
I have a wonderful 12-year-old son, "Oliver," who was conceived during a date rape at a work party.
A year ago, when I discovered my husband’s porn videos and naked pictures of his ex-girlfriends, he assured me he would delete them.
I am a 58-year-old, never-married woman with a 22-year blue-collar career.
A few months ago, I offered to help a longtime friend with some landscaping.
I'm a widow in a new relationship.
I am a newlywed.
My wife of 41 years passed away four years ago.
My husband and I are expecting our second child.
Because of frustration with our state's substantial COVID restrictions and our teen son's struggles with remote learning, we moved to another state.
Several years ago, my parents betrayed my son and me.
I've been married for 14 years and have two kids.
A dear friend of many years is currently not speaking to me.
I am an old man, married to a wonderful woman who does everything for me.
I had weight-loss surgery three years ago and lost 134 pounds.
I have been with my boyfriend for five years.
I have a person in my life who I considered to be my best friend.
My father, who has been a widower for 17 years, has been dating a woman on and off for 12 years, a couple years after my brother and I left for college.
A friend of mine lost her husband a couple of years ago.
My adult granddaughter, "Kaia," is in a relationship with "Jenny."
I have been married for 17 years.
The pandemic has put a strain on relationships.
My husband passed away four months ago, after battling cancer for years.
I'm in a seven-year relationship with a beautiful woman I love and would do anything in the world for.
I reconnected with an old flame, “Ollie,” eight years ago.
I am a 47-year-old gay man.
A dear friend I have known since we were children was murdered.
I am a 50-year-old man, married for 25 years.
I am a divorced single mother who has finally met someone.
I once hosted a holiday dinner for which I had made a ham and a turkey with all the sides and three different pies.
I am 15 and have a big problem.
I am a 26-year-old man, and I'm currently incarcerated.
I have been married to my husband for a little over three years.
I have a daughter who married a less-than-capable provider because she was pregnant.
I married my husband five years ago.
I am being married to the love of my life.
I have wanted to write you for years, but my ex-husband thought it was “ridiculous.”
My boyfriend and I have gotten engaged and we are being married in a year or so.
I’m concerned for my sister and her three young daughters.
I have been dating "Brent" for four years.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, “Alec,” for five years.
My best friend of a few years, "Leia," and I are very close.
My stepson “Ryan” is an active senior in high school.
I have a girlfriend, "Dawn," who is one of my oldest friends.
I am on hydrocodone for my back pain, and my wife keeps taking my medication because she says her back hurts.
My wife and I share a common driveway with our neighbors.
My first wife and I married in 1989, divorced in 1994 and eventually married others.
I am blessed to have a wonderfully supportive family, which includes my and my husband's siblings.
I refer to my husband as “the most single married man” I know.
Our house burned down a year ago, and we lost everything.
Thirty-two years ago I was seeing two different men.
I'm a supervisor at my job and have feelings for a married man who also works here.
My boyfriend has this bad habit when we meet new people.
I have been married to "Arthur" for 50 years.
My son just withdrew from college with a medical leave due to anxiety and depression.
I'm conflicted about a relationship I have developed with a 77-year-old lady I'll call "Martha."
I have been married 31 years.
I couldn't be happier for my friends who are embarking on the next chapter of their lives with their partners, but I'm becoming increasingly anxious about their bachelorette parties.
My husband and I have been happily married for 23 years and have two children.
I met my friend "Ashley" and her daughter three years ago.
I am one of six adult siblings.
I’m a teen girl having some trouble right now.
I was married for 10 years before I found out my ex was living a double life – other women, children, etc.
My best friend, "Sophie," just became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, "Brian."
We have a close family, and we have helped our children with the down payments on their homes.
My husband and I have had some crazy life swings since the beginning of the pandemic, mostly positive.
I am the mother of three wonderful children.
I have always been extremely close to my cousins; we even refer to ourselves as sisters.
I have been with my husband for more than 30 years.
My boyfriend, "Aaron," and I have been together almost 10 years.
I have been married to “Duane” for 41 years.
I'm married to a wonderful husband and I am a new mom to an 11-week-old beautiful baby boy.
A year ago I discovered that I have a talent for creating a unique type of art which is marketable.
For years my sister has been in a relationship with a man who treats her terribly.
I recently Googled my brother-in-law to see if I could find his birthdate, which I had forgotten.
My sister, who was a bright and cheerful star for everyone and anyone, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
I’ve been married to my husband, “Derrick,” for 32 years.
I reconnected with my ex-husband, "Liam," a year ago, 16 years after our divorce.
My wife and I have been married for 40 years.
When a friend of mine "makes dinner" for invited guests, it's either takeout Chinese food or delivered pizza.
My ex-wife and I were divorced seven years ago.
My 55-year-old husband and I have been married more than 25 years.
A friend recently moved back to his home state.
Several years ago, my adult niece, with whom I am very close, found herself in some legal difficulties and needed an attorney.
I’m in a new relationship with a man I have known for 30 years.
My 38-year-old son is in jail for meth.
My girlfriend and I have been together for a couple of months now.
My grandson passed away three months before his daughter was born.
My sister and I have a close but complicated relationship.
I've been going out with this guy for a couple of months.
During my teenage years, I was repeatedly raped by my brother.
When my husband and I fight, which isn't really that often, he shuts himself away for several days.
My fiance, “Peter,” has a number of female friends I’m not comfortable with, primarily because they are women he “had” interest in before we started dating.
My girlfriend, "Dyanne," and I recently had a baby conceived not long after we started dating.
A year and a half ago, I separated from my husband because I was being neglected, not respected, and mistreated emotionally.
I need some advice regarding my mother-in-law.
I’m a 38-year-old woman who used to be nice.
For the past three years I've been with a man I believe is the love of my life.
I am becoming more and more irritated with people.
My husband and I got married during the pandemic in a short ceremony.
My brother dated an alcoholic for years.
I have been talking to my ex-boyfriend of more than 22 years. We have a grown son.
I have a friend, “Tara,” I have known for a long time.
A friend of 40 years got mad at me after the last presidential election.
My preteen son is friends with a boy I don’t quite approve of, but I understand that sometimes bad decisions lead to future wisdom.
A year ago, I was contacted by a half-sister I'll call "Shyla," who my mother placed for adoption at birth.
My significant other is a super-nice guy, who everyone likes and gets along with – until the topics of religion, spirituality and afterlife come up.
Welcome to 2022!
My husband, “Dan,” and I do not consume alcohol, mostly because of our family history.
I have a younger sister I love dearly.
I have been with my boyfriend for eight years.
I'm in my late 30s and have been married for seven years.
I had an affair with “Harold,” a man I was helping.
My 52-year-old twin brother - whom I'm close to - is getting married soon for the first time.
I am married to a wonderful man who has a teenage son, “Teddy,” from a previous relationship.
A dear friend of mine, "Dirk," died by suicide a couple of years ago.
I was never close to my mother-in-law, “Agnes.”
I'm responding to your request for comments about your answer to "Doggy Business" (Oct. 28).
My wife and I were divorced six years ago.
I was homeschooled K-12.
I recently learned my neighbor shot and killed her two young kids (14 and 2) more than 20 years ago and served only half of her prison sentence – six years.
During the last year, I made some significant changes to my life.
I have been with my boyfriend for almost five years.
My husband is in his 40s and permanently disabled from injuries received in a recent automobile accident.
I have a friend I’ll call “Whitney” who asks me to pet sit for her on a fairly regular basis.
I went for a jog the other morning, and when I returned home I discovered I was locked out of my house because the garage door keypad wasn't working.
A few months ago, I started dating a widower.
I am a 45-year-old divorced father of three.
I have been with my husband for 41 years, married for 30, but we lived together for five years before we tied the knot.
My cousin "Scotty" invited my husband and me to see his new house.
I have a friend, a gay man in his 60s.
For years, I've heard about what and where a woman "should" be in her life once she turns the big 3-0.
My 25-year-old son is a single father of three boys, 6, 4 and almost 3.
My husband has a "best friend" from childhood I'll call "Artie," but they have little in common anymore.
I am a 44-year-old woman who has been married for three years.
I have two mothers: my biological mother and Mom, who raised me.
I have a problem with one player in our weekly golf group.
I am a 42-year-old mother of three who has been in a relationship with a man for almost six years.
I’m eight months pregnant with my first child.
"Eileen" and I have been friends for 21 years.
I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for decades, but I’m finally on a medication that works for me.
When my boyfriend talks about women, he doesn't always refer to them by their name.
I have two younger sisters – “Mara” and “Talia.” We grew up very close.
I'm a 35-year-old woman whose father refuses to get along with me no matter how hard I try.
My parents separated nearly 20 years ago.
I'm a divorcee who has reconnected with a childhood neighbor, "Levi."
I have been married 45 years.
I recently backed out of an adoption.
Our son married a psychotherapist who is very controlling.
I used to collect vintage dresses, many of which I bought online from retailers for several hundred dollars each.
I have an acquaintance I have known for 10 years.
My ex-husband and I have been divorced 24 years and, now that our children are grown, we have minimal contact.
You often respond to grandparents who are disappointed that their grandchildren have not written a note to express gratitude for a recent present.
My wife works from home, and we are having a disagreement about the home workspace.
I have been with my fiance for six years (engaged for almost two).
I have been living in a 55-plus community in Florida for several years.
My husband is close to retirement age and has his hands full with work and yardwork all year long.
My husband of 16 years has been airing our dirty laundry to anyone who will listen, including my 35-year-old son.
My 23-year-old daughter is dating a transgender woman, “Holly.”
I am friends with "Pete" and "Pam," a couple I have known for more than 20 years.
I’m divorced and dating a man who is 10 years younger.
I've been with my wonderful husband for 15 years. I currently work from home with our small children, ages 4 and 1.
I have ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease, am wheelchair-or bed-bound, and am unable to do anything for myself, much less around the house.
My co-workers and I want to know how to handle customers who ask us out.
My husband and I have been married for 25 years.
I'm the mother of a 36-year-old daughter.
I recently attended a funeral with my mother’s family.
My mom and I have always been close, but since I got married, I have been having a hard time setting boundaries.
My wife and I have been together 39 years, and we generally get along very well.
Over the weekend, while I was cleaning and reorganizing our bedroom, I found the engagement ring my boyfriend plans on proposing to me with.
My niece “Jane” is married to “John,” who doesn’t want children.
Thirty-five years ago I was raped by a stranger.
My husband is a wonderful man.
I've been with my husband for eight years, married for one.
My daughter “Melanie” is very close with a cousin she grew up with.
I'm a woman in my mid-30s without much family.
I married a proud Scotsman a year ago who often wears kilts.
When the house next door sold, we were delighted to have new neighbors.
We live in a small town where everyone knows everyone.
I have a long-distance friend I met online 10 years ago.
My husband and I have been happily married for 10 years.
I have been with a man for the last six years.
I have a 23-year-old daughter, “Julia,” who I am close with.
My husband was instructed by his doctor to avoid dairy due to a chronic condition that negatively impacts his daily life.
I am a man in my late 40s who has been looking for love all my life.
About a year ago, my fiance of six years revealed that he doesn’t think homosexuality is normal or right.
I recently got back in touch with an old flame from 12 years ago.
My husband and I have been married more than 30 years.
I’m a minor living at home with my parents and my brother.
When I found out a few months ago that my husband of 24 years had been having affairs with several men, it devastated me.
I have a former high school classmate who, over the years, I've gotten pretty close to.
My wife and I hope you can answer a question for us. Two couples we were extremely close with for more than 10 years were divorced two and three years ago.
I have been in my second marriage for almost 20 years.
After 28 years of marriage, is it strange that I would like my wife to initiate sex?
I am a guy who is 27.
I am currently without a job.
I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I’m undergoing chemotherapy.
I'm a 16-year-old girl, and I've been struggling a little bit.
I am a 41-year-old divorced woman.
My 24-year-old son is in rehab for the second time.
My 16-year-old daughter, "Lily," came home from her father's very upset.
I'm a 28-year-old mother of two.
I have been married to my loving husband for 28 years.
What financial responsibility do parents have to their adult children and grandchildren?
I have been married for nearly 10 years.
I've been dating a great guy for a year and a half.
My soul mate, “Ted,” is marrying another woman.
I have a friend from college I'm really close to, but they have begun an annoying habit I need help addressing.
I divorced my cheating husband, but my mother keeps inviting him over to her and Dad’s house.
I am a mother of four (soon to be five) young children.
My name is “Lucia,” I am 15 and I live in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
My sister, who had epilepsy as a small child in the 1970s, now uses her disease as a weapon against the rest of the family.
I'm a 39-year-old woman in a toxic relationship with my boyfriend of almost seven years.
My husband and I disagree about our arrangements after we pass away.
I have been seeing a wonderful man for seven months and spend every weekend with him.
I have known my husband for eight years. We’ve been married for four.
My dearest friend passed away five years ago.
I’m a retired widow who took in a renter in his 60s a few years ago.
My daughter passed away last year, and we received custody of our grandson, who was 15 months old at the time.
My husband retired a few months ago.
My fiance, "Nathan," and I met in college 12 years ago.
My son and his wife have been living with us for two and a half years so they can save for a house.
Sometimes when my husband, "Tom," drinks he becomes volatile.
My wonderful boyfriend and I have been together for nearly a year and a half.
I have two good friends who dated all through college until "Isaac" broke up with "Jen" in a very stressful and dramatic way.
I love both my parents so much, but I’m definitely closer to my dad.
I'm the mother of an 8-year-old with autism.
My husband of three years informed me that he’d had a brief affair and fathered a baby.
"Disturbed in Texas" (June 5) was annoyed by the sound of a diabetic co-worker's "beeper" going off frequently.
My daughter is getting married.
Two years ago, I met a wonderful man online.
My daughter is pregnant with her second child.
Six months into the pandemic I was furloughed, then laid off a few months later.
I’m having difficulty understanding my husband’s obsession with pantyhose.
I'm 23 years old and caring for my two grandparents.
This may seem inconsequential, but there seems to be a growing trend of omitting a woman’s maiden name in obituaries.
My husband and I are newlyweds and share an apartment with another couple because we ran into financial difficulties, and this was our only option.
I have a much older sister who has become very religious.
My husband and I have been together for eight years, married for two.
I broke up with my boyfriend a few months ago, but I’m still having a difficult time getting over him.
Should a 23-year-old son pay room and board even though he spends little time at home and eats out often?
I have a half-sister who is 14 years younger, and there is a sensitive genealogical matter I have never shared with her.
I am a 31-year-old woman who has been in many relationships since high school.
My 40-year-old daughter has never worked.
I have always suffered from what I now know is social anxiety disorder.
My husband of 49 years had an affair two years ago with a woman younger than our daughter. The affair is over now, but I no longer trust him.
A few years ago, I asked a friend to accompany me to a concert for which I offered her a free ticket.
My sister’s husband died by suicide several years ago while they were in the middle of a divorce.
I recently moved back to my hometown after being away for six years.
I am afraid for my daughter.
Several months after we met, my partner asked me to move into her home.
I’m a woman in my early 60s.
I am dating a slightly older divorced man.
I just found out I’m pregnant with our third child, a “surprise” baby.
I've been divorced from my husband of 18 years for two years, separated for three.
I’m writing in response to your answer to “Broke But Available” (March 23), the retired woman seeking ecological volunteer opportunities.
I recently took a cross-country trip to visit my pregnant best friend before she gives birth.
My adult daughter is married.
Against my better judgment, I agreed to allow my parents to pay for our upcoming wedding.
When my husband and I got married a year ago, he had seven rescue dogs, which was a lot for me, but I accepted it.
Last year, after a falling out with someone I have been friends with for more than 20 years, I was OK with writing this person off and going on with my life.
I’ve become involved with a woman I’ve been friends with for some years.
I live in an apartment and recently had a serious leak come through my bathroom ceiling.
My patients, like most Americans, believe memory loss is a normal part of aging.
My daughter is separated from her husband, who rents a room from me.
I have been married for 40 years.
I'm a girl of 23 who has never had a boyfriend.
I am a 40-something single mother of two teens.
I am getting married, and my fiance's daughters, 19 and 21, are in the wedding party.
I am an active 90-year-old grandmother who every year treats my family to a week’s vacation at a beach house.
I have been in a relationship with a married man for 2 1/2 years.
I am a 30-year-old married woman.
Twenty years ago, I reconnected with a childhood friend.
I have a grandson (25) and granddaughter (22) who are both extremely overweight (300 pounds each).
My college senior daughter, “Lisa,” insists on inviting her “significant other” to every holiday and to our home when she’s on break.
I am having trouble dealing with my wife's extended family, who are mostly evangelicals.
I have been in a relationship for two years with a man I love very much.
I've been dating the same woman for more than two years.
My wife and I separated three months ago.
My husband and I have been together 23 years.
I was sexually assaulted by my cousin’s boyfriend a short while ago, and it was hard for me to process.
I went to lunch with "Anita," who proceeded to question me about how I know my friend "Gail."
My husband has a close friend I’ll call “Al.”
Seventeen years ago, when my sister "Elise" and I were 19 and 25, our mother kicked us both out.
Several years ago, while living with my sister, I bought a $900 rowing machine I could barely afford.
While I am excited for new opportunities in my life, I cannot shake the feeling I am losing something.
I am in a rock band with some friends.
When I was 16, my cousin “Mary” came from Georgia to New York to stay with us for the summer.
My daughter and son-in-law have been married for seven years and have two young daughters.
I had a horrible childhood with a mean mother who berated and took her issues out on me.
My grandma, who is in her 80s, had a stroke recently.
My physician husband recently had a total hip replacement.
My family has an aversion to throwing things out that might still be useful.
I am a lover of and rescuer of cats (and dogs).
I have been blessed with a gorgeous 4-year-old daughter who is (even more importantly) smart, funny and kind, but I have an issue.
I'm a lesbian. There's a girl I have liked for a little over a month.
My husband works out of town with his brother, who is married.
I have been married more than 25 years and have kids.
I have come to realize that the best thing a person can do for anyone is to cook something for them.
I am a widower. I lost my wonderful wife of 35 years to heart disease eight years ago.
After a bad breakup, a good friend and her husband offered me a room in their home.
While shopping with a friend recently, I was put in an awkward situation in regard to a store discount.
Six months ago, my husband, “Lee,” met his long-lost sister, his father’s daughter from a previous marriage. Lee’s father passed away when he was 6; he is now 30.
I just found out my husband has been looking at escorts in the local area.
We get our children and grandchildren together twice a year.
My wife and I have been married five years and are raising four children.
I am a 48-year-old woman, divorced for 10 years.
I work as a receptionist in a small medical office.
I’ve been dating a married man for the last three years, and everything was great.
After I ended a 20-year marriage, I took some time off from relationships and am now back in the dating world.
I am a 34-year-old woman.
I am a mom of two boys, 8 and 12.
My sister and I are best friends.
My husband and I have had a total of six miscarriages – one before our miracle son and five since we began trying for a second child more than two years ago.
I am a 16-year-old girl, and I'm having a conflict with my mom over my car.
There is a woman where I work who is emotionally needy.
I've been in a long-distance relationship for 2 1/2 years. We are now engaged, but haven't set a date for our wedding.
A friend of 35 years recently accused me of exposing her and her mother to COVID.
My husband's dad, "Adam," is very mellow and can talk to anyone.
My best friend (since we were babies) and I are having a disagreement.
My tattoos are destroying my marriage, and I just don't understand why.
My wife and I are both recently retired.
I've been separated from my wife for about four years, at her request.
I'm in my late 20s, married and happily child-free.
I recently met a man, and I have fallen in love with him.
I am a senior male.
I have grown really close to “Pete,” my trainer at the gym I joined two years ago.
I have been married to my husband for seven years.
At the age of 30, I recently had to move back with my parents.
I'm a young wife.
My husband and I have been married for six mostly blissful years, but recently, some of his fantasies have started to worry me.
I am a woman in my late 30s.
I have meddling in-laws.
I’m a 65-year-old woman with a younger brother who is 63 and physically, mentally and emotionally disabled.
I have this dilemma.
I have been married to my husband for 13 years.
My twin sister moved to another state years ago.