Strings Attached

Dear Short Answers: My niece recently became pregnant and decided to name her baby after me. I was thrilled at first  since we were never really that close but now I realize that along with the “honor,” came a financial expectation.  My niece has asked me if I would buy a carseat, a stroller and [...]

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

Matter of Life or Death

Dear Short Answers: My husband is an absolutely horrible driver and it scares me to death to be in the car with him. Unfortunately, he insists on driving and gets furious when I criticize something he does. He yells at me and can stay mad for days. Should I just put my foot down and [...]

Teach Your Children Well

Dear Short Answers: In this day and age when you can lie every day and still be President of the United States or a Supreme Court Justice, how do you teach your children that lying is wrong when lying actually seems the best (and maybe only) way to get ahead? Desperately Seeking Truth Dear Truth: [...]

20 Stone = 280 Pounds

Dear Short Answers: Is 20 stone too heavy to ride a horse? Big Man Dear Big Man: We suggest you ask the horse. Very nicely. Like Unlike

Definitive Forecast

Dear Short Answers: Will Spring ever come to the North East? When? Worried Dear Worried: Most assuredly Spring will arrive — very slowly, then like a wildfire. Like Unlike

Where Angels Fear

Dear Short Answers: I just found out that someone I thought I knew very well is a TRUMP SUPPORTER!!! How do I go on? Errrgh Dear Errrgh: One step at a time … and carefully. Like Unlike

Just Say Nothing

Dear Short Answers: How do I keep from spilling the “whole truth” about my ex? I hate it when other women do it, but it’s soooo tempting. Wronged Dear Wronged: We so get the temptation, and so admire restraint. You will feel a slight tingle when doing the right thing. 1 person likes this post. [...]

Wrong Question

Dear Short Answers: Of course I think sexual assault is wrong, but do you think the current environment of high profile firings is a little “hysterical “? X Dear X: Nope. Like Unlike

#newrules

Dear Short Answers: he cheerleaders at our local high school are selling raffle tickets door-to-door and they stopped by my house the other night.  When they rang the doorbell, I called out to my wife that there was “a group of girls at the door.”  She yelled back, they are not GIRLS, they are WOMEN!! [...]

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