‘’Tis the Season

Dear Short Answers: When can I start listening to Holiday Music?? In the Spirit Dear Spirit: Now is fine with us. Like Unlike

The Acculturation of Mate Prospects

Dear Short Answers: My new boyfriend has a phobia about sharing his food with other people.  If I take a bite from his plate, he refuses to eat it anymore.  I grew up in a big family that loved to share.  Do you think that I will have to stop picking off his plate forever [...]

Meaning of Life

Dear Short Answers: Was charcoal ever alive? Bill S. Dear Bill: No, not to our way of thinking, but are always cautious in matters of life and death. Like Unlike

Desperate Times/Desperate Measures

Dear Short Answers: Is it okay to use body wash on my face when I’m in the shower if there isn’t any face wash handy? KTG Dear KTG: This has to be  a guy question — and the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. Just water is preferable. Like Unlike

Things that Nest in the Night

Dear Short Answers: Do you fear death? A Friend Dear Friend: Not today. Like Unlike

Fashion Victim

Dear Short Answers: Ever since my husband retired, he has started to get sloppier and sloppier in the way he dresses. His clothes have really, really bad stains and are threadbare in places.  I have bought him new clothes but he refuses to wear them and says he just doesn’t care.  He’s starting to look [...]

The Fourth Oldest Story in the World

Dear Short Answers: A casual friend of mine recently went through a very bad divorce with her husband who was cheating on her with one of his co-workers. I know her husband and he’s generally a decent guy so I’m not sure what happened to their relationship.  The problem is that my friend is now [...]

All in Good Time

Dear Short Answers: I suspect that my teenage son and his friends are trying on my clothes when I am not home. Things just seem to be in different places than where I left them.  Should I wait for him to tell me that he is interested in woman’s clothing or should I confront him [...]

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Dear Short Answers: When my wife and I got married 3 years ago, we decided to wait until we were settled before we had kids. We now both have jobs and own a home so I think we’re “ready.”  But my wife says she cannot have children as long as Trump is President because the [...]


Dear Short Answers: My girlfriend and I rented an apartment together and put both of our names on the lease. We’ve recently split up and she wants me to move out.  But the apartment is a terrific deal and it doesn’t bother me if we live in the same place since it’s got two bedrooms. [...]

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