Context Is Everything

Dear Short Answers: How do you tell the difference between love and sex? Need to Know Dear Need to Know: If you really need to know — you already know. Otherwise don’t ask the question. Like Unlike

A Million Naked Stories

Dear Short Answers: Do you think having an affair is a deal breaker in a long marriage? Asking for a Friend Dear Friend: We don’t think it needs to be, but it actually isn’t our opinion that matters on this one. Tell your friend there is a lot of work to be done to restore [...]

Change the Subject

Dear Short Answers: My wife looks just terrible in a bathing suit. Should I tell her the truth? Honest Hubby Dear HH: Are you serious? Like Unlike

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

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