I have a friend I’ll call Rose who likes to brag about how cheap she is.
I’m a 15-year-old girl. I’m a fun person to be with, and I love spending time with my friends and family.
My husband and I have been married more than 20 years.
My wife and I raised two children – a son who is a successful doctor and a daughter who is a multipost-grad botanist. We are 72 now, in moderately failing health and very successful ourselves.
I started working in engineering in the late 1980s and thought it was “cute” that we all wore Hawaiian shirts when the guys went out for Friday lunches.
I am having issues with a friend who gets handed most everything he wants.
My husband and I have been married 31 years. We have four lovely children and seven grandchildren.
I am a 19-year-old college student (female) who needs advice regarding something I’m trying to figure out.
I’m struggling with a situation with my friends and colleagues. I have a routine I stick to which keeps my priorities in check. I get done with work, go home, have dinner, work out and spend quality time with my puppy. Lately, people keep inviting me to weeknight happy hours and get-togethers, but more often than not, I don’t want to go.
My mother recently confessed to me that in my senior year of high school, she sabotaged my chance to go to my dream school (with a nearly full scholarship) because she didn’t approve of my wanting to go to art school.
I’m currently in a mental hospital.
My son-in-law gave me a tablet that he was not using.
My husband and I have been together for 34 good years.
Today we have an opportunity to discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones
A year ago, after five years of marriage, I divorced my ex-husband, “Taylor.” We agreed to separate because I believed I had fallen out of love with him. We have remained friendly and communicate often.
My daughter is a professional woman in her mid-20s. She lives an hour away from us and is financially independent, but depends on us often for favors.
I am 25 and have been with my boyfriend on and off for five years.
My brother is my best friend. He is also an alcoholic.
I am a man in my 40s.
I recently received an online invitation to a New Year’s Eve party at the home of a dear cousin. Having not heard from her in a while, I decided to call her to express our delight at having been invited and let her know we might be able to come.
My daughter is 40 years old and a lousy conversationalist. She never asks me (or others) about ourselves, and when she starts talking about herself, there’s no stopping her.
I’m a transgender male who has grown up in an area where many people discourage such things.
I am a 61-year-old widower.
I have a close friend who is in her mid-30s.
I’m a woman in my 50s and will be going to my high school reunion in a few months.
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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.