Play with Fire

Dear Short Answers: Is it possible for a “heavy” social drinker and a recovering alcoholic to live together? Pat Dear Pat: Possible? Yes. But we think it’s a bad idea — at best irritating, at worst, dangerous. Like Unlike

Too Much of a Good Thing

Dear Short Answers: How much time should a husband and wife have to spend together? Other than sleeping and going to work, my wife expects me to spend every minute of every day with her. I love her, but it’s driving me crazy. Too Much Dear Too: You need to talk to her about this. […]

If It Feels Freaky, It Is Freaky

Dear Short Answers: Last year my daughter was a foreign exchange student in Norway so this year, as part of the program, we have taken in a student from Venezuela. She’s a lovely girl and my daughter and her have become great friends. The problem is my husband who I fear has become infatuated with […]

Age Old Stories

Dear Short Answers: My husband wants to move into a one-story house so that when we get older, we won’t have to walk up and down stairs. I understand his concern but we have lived in this house for over 30 years and I love it. It is filled with incredible memories and is the […]

Suddenly Speechless

Dear Short Answers: Lately I’ve been getting really nervous about public speaking which is something I used to do on a daily basis. My mind blanks and I just get scared. It just started a few months ago and I can’t kick it. What gives? Nervous Dear Nervous: Maybe you feel you have more at […]