Once Upon a Time

Dear Short Answers: I own a small business, and I’m head over heels in love with the man that I run it with. (It turns out that the feeling is mutual.) I know that I can’t have a personal relationship with him and risk messing up our professional relationship — I can’t run the business [...]

Where Were You, Back in the Day?

Dear Short Answers: Now that it seems like you can have sex with just about anybody you want, I’m beginning to question whether I made the right decision about marrying my husband. I had never experimented sexually and was a virgin when we got married. After 17 years of marriage, do you think it’s too [...]

Hard Wired

Dear Short Answers: Why do girls like flowers so much? A Guy Dear Guy: They just do. Which is why it is never a mistake to surprise your girlfriend, sister, mother, wife, daughter or auntie with an unexpected bouquet. Like Unlike

Time will Tell

Dear Short Answers: How do I know when a relationship is really over?  I keep hoping that my boyfriend will realize what he lost and come back to me.  I’m just not sure how long I should keep the door open before I hook up with somebody else. Still Love Him Dear Still: Well, we [...]

Clearing the Air

Dear Short Answers: My sister-in-law made up and gifted a small photo album to each family member. She included photos of all nephews/nieces except for my child. I can’t imagine why this oversight occurred because she had plenty of photos to work with of everyone. This feels quite odd and a bit hurtful. I heard [...]

Age of Enlightenment

Dear Short Answers: Will I ever get to the age when I don’t truly care what my parents think about me? Sonny Dear Sonny: This is not a function of age, it is becoming your own true self. You will always care, but maybe not so much. Good luck. 1 person likes this post. Unlike

The Timeline of Love Has Roundabouts

Dear Shortie: I just got a call today from a woman I don’t know very well to tell me that she and my ex of 6 years were getting intimate — and was it all right with me? I was impressed with her candor and heard her concern — she clearly wanted confirmation firsthand that [...]

Life Is Worthwhile if You Give It a Go

Dear Short Answers: I am going on my first date tomorrow since I split with an ex of many years.  I am filled with hope — and  tidings of comfort and joy. Am I crazy? A Believer Dear believer: Yep. You are crazy and wonderful, and you are, in our opinion, likely to be very [...]

Cut the Crap

Dear Short Answers: I was invited to a dinner party at the home of someone I really can’t stand. I know that dinner parties are a lot of work and I feel guilty about accepting. Should I make up an excuse not to go so that somebody else (someone who really LIKES the host) can [...]

Secrets Can Be Costly

Dear Short Answers: My husband and I have a wonderful relationship except for one thing — money.  I  work and earn good money,  but he wants to know where every penny goes and how much everything costs. I got so tired of it that I opened up a bank account of my own … so [...]

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