What’s It to Ya?

Dear Short Answers: A friend of mine’s mother recently passed away after a very long illness. My friend is understandably saddened by this even though he did not have a very close relationship with his mom over the past 10 years. He’s now decided, however, to sell his house and quit his job and move [...]

Singing to the Choir

Dear Short Answers: I have been singing with my church choir for over 10 years and I think I have a pretty decent voice. We recently got a new choir director who has decided that he wants everyone in the choir to “audition.” I’m not good under that kind of pressure and I don’t feel [...]

Gender Rules

Dear Short Answers: I recently read an article that said that knitting is very good for your brain and your hands, especially if you have arthritis. I decided to try it and I love it!!! The problem is that I’m a man and people give me quizzical looks when I take my knitting out at [...]

Gossip, Plain and Simple

Dear Short Answers: I have two reasonably good friends who have been dating for the past 6 months. When they broke up a few weeks ago, Tracy told me that she didn’t want to give me details but that Brandon had done things to her that were so horrible that no one should go near [...]

The Answer is “No”

Dear Short Answers: When I was growing up, just about everybody was heterosexual with a few oddballs here and there.  Today, it seems like there are a million different categories from gay to straight to bisexual to transgender.  How do kids today figure out what they are?  Can’t we just go back to the way [...]

Dice Are Loaded

Dear Short Answers: I am a straight woman in Key West who considers herself to be pretty smart and savvy however this one stumps me.  I have a gay male friend who has expressed to me many years ago how grossed out he is thinking about sex with a woman. Now, all of a sudden [...]

Out with It

Dear Short Answers: I recently discovered that my girlfriend has started to see a psychologist.  I’m not exactly sure why or why she hasn’t told me about it.  We’ve been living together for over 5 years and are thinking about getting married so I would think that we should be able to be completely honest [...]

Equality Is a Fine Concept

Dear Short Answers: I have three sons of adult age.  Two of them have successful business careers but my youngest son is trying to be a professional musician and has had a difficult time making a living.  Consequently, I have given my youngest child a lot more financial help than the other two.  Apparently, my [...]

So It Seems

Dear Short Answers: Do you think that most people have at least one gay sexual experience in their lives?  Just to experiment and see what it’s like? Honest Question Dear Honest: Yes … if only in their dreams! Like Unlike

Breathe Through This One

Dear Short Answers: If people say they are coming to your home for a party but they don’t actually show up, what is the proper response?  Should I mention it to them the next time I see them or wait for them to bring it up?  I am a little concerned that they may have [...]

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