Geography Lesson

Dear Short Answers: I am starting to apply for college for next year and my parents want me to go to a school nearby. But I desperately want to go as far away as possible. Would it be wrong if I just didn’t apply to any local schools? Then they couldn’t make me go. I [...]

Working for the Man

Dear Short Answers: What is labor day? 925 Dear 925: Labor Day is a National Holiday which was originally offered by President Grover Cleveland  as part of a compromise with labor unions to end the Pullman Strike of 1894 which had halted train traffic west of Chicago.  It was intended to honor the economic and [...]

Spare the Rod; Spoil the Child

Dear Short Answers: My husband has been out of work for almost 2 years and I only work part-time at an insurance office. Unfortunately, this means that our two kids have had to go without a lot of things that other kids seems to have. I could live with that but lately they seem to [...]

Fork in the Road

Dear Short Answers: I have been in a relationship for three years with a guy I have known since Kindergarten. We were in love through the first year or so of our relationship but now, it seems the fire has died (so to speak). I have tried to tell him several times that I just [...]

Truth in Advertising

Dear Short Answers: Is it wrong to look for girls on j-date if I’m not jewish? Gentle Gentile Dear GG: Not at all — just don’t misrepresent your self as Jewish. Like Unlike

Maybe, Maybe Not

Dear Short Answers: My husband and I are both professionals. He is a lawyer, I am a financial consultant. But both of our children (who are in their 20s) are happy in their blue collar jobs. I know that you will tell me that it’s THEIR life — not ours. But how do I convince [...]

Three’s a Charm

Dear Short Answers: How do I tell my mother that I’m gay?  She’s a guidance counselor at a high school here in town and you’d think she would understand.  But my older brother and sister are both gay and she flipped out. I’m afraid of what she’s going to do if I tell her.  Should [...]

Live Free

Dear Short Answers: I’m 16 years and my dad owns a dry cleaners.  All he talks about is how he’s going to retire one day and I will own the place. Problem is that I hate it, hate it, hate it. I work there and its hot and it smells. But if I don’t act [...]

The Sound of a Tree Falling

Dear Short Answers: Is it really wrong to have an affair if your husband never finds out about it? It’s just sex after all. Thinking About It Dear Thinking: Chances are, he will find out.  Is it still just sex? 1 person likes this post. Unlike

Fashion Forward

Dear Short Answers: I moved here about 5 years ago from Atlanta.  I was taught to dress nicely wherever I go.  But now that I live here, people tell me that I’m OVERDRESSED for everything. At first, I didn’t care what they said.  But a couple of my friends have told me that it embarrasses [...]

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