Show some enthusiasm

Dear Short Answers: I am seeking promotion within my department, but money is tight and it won’t happen for possibly a year. Meanwhile, my boss thought I would be a fantastic fit to be promoted to a different position that is brand new. Management really likes me and I’m scheduled for a second interview. I […]


Dear Short Answers: Why do friends lose touch with us? Does it have to do with not spending enough time with them or is it common for everyone to have friends come and go in their life? Lonely Dear Lonely: Some people are better at friendship than others.   But in general, if you want a […]

It’s About (Old) Fashion

Dear Short Answers: My niece graduated from high school last June and her mother recently sent me a link to the high school photographer’s website so that I can order photos. When I went to the site, I was absolutely appalled. It’s practically pornographic.  Some girls are in swim suits.  Some are in suggestive poses.  […]

Money, Mom and Management

Dear Short Answers: I have owned a business with my life partner for the last 8 years. During that time we have had numerous employees. One of those employees happens to be my elderly mother (70’s) who did our bookkeeping.  She moved (400 miles) away from her home town to help us out.  My partner […]

Is He or Isn’t He?

Dear Short Answers: I am currently dating a great guy but the problem is that he has a twin brother who is gay. In theory, that’s fine. But I am afraid that my boyfriend might be gay and just not admitting it. How do I figure this out before we get too serious? Worried about […]

Take a Good Look at Yourself

Dear Short Answers: How do I get over the fact that my husband is just not, shall we say as “well-endowed” as I would like.  I have not seen a lot of naked men, but I’ve seen a few photos and my husband just does not measure up.  It bothers me every time we have […]

Bad Night or Bad Juju?

Dear Short Answers: I had dinner with a good friend last night and all he did was talk about himself.  Really … all evening.  Me, me, me.  I wanted to scream.  How do you get a person to stop doing that?  Snide remarks and sarcasm did no good at all. So Bored Dear Bored: If […]

Drop the Gun, Take the Cannoli’s

Dear Short Answers: I’ve been dating a girl for about 6 months and we both really like each other (I think). The problem is that my friends think she is much too pretty for me and that she is just pretending to like me as a joke and that one day she will dump me […]

Take Two

Dear Short Answers: I asked you a question last week:  “I have a girlfriend, from about 2 months ago, and now we love each other a lot. But I know that we won’t get married in the future, and the thought of our separation bothers me, and I’m concerned that it maybe bother both of […]

Family Feeling

Dear Short Answers: What do you do if you really can’t stand your spouse’s family. I mean really totally absolutely hate them and can’t stand to be in the same room with them. And, believe me, I have very good reasons for this. If I tell them what I feel, they will never ask me […]

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