Not All Questions Require an Answer

Dear Short Answers: I recently had some minor cosmetic surgery and all my friends have told me how great I look and ask me “what’s your secret? Should I tell them the truth or make something up? I hate to lie but I don’t think it’s any of their business. I Feel Pretty Dear Pretty: […]

It’s Called “English”

Dear Short Answers: Do you think it’s possible for a man to dress in women’s clothing but still be heterosexual? Tempted Dear Tempted: In a word, yes. Like Unlike

Mirror, Mirror

Dear Short Answers: I have been married for over 25 years and always just assumed that my husband and I would be together forever. As we’ve gotten a bit older and the aches and pains have started to be more frequent, my husband has joked that “he needs to trade the old model (meaning ME!!!!) […]

What is the REAL Question?

Dear Short Answers: How many times does a woman’s heart beat? All a Flutter Dear Flutter: Why do you want to know? 1 person likes this post. Unlike

Hung Jury

Dear Short Answers: Do you think that men are better business people than women? I Wonder Dear Wonder: REALLY don’t know.  We have had (collectively) a great deal of experience and, so far, must conclude that gender is the wrong cut on this data. 2 people like this post. Unlike

Public Statements, Private Lives

Dear Short Answers: My boyfriend (of 28 years) and I are planning to get married in NYC this summer. We were just planning to go to City Hall, get a license and get married. No big affair and no big party. Since I had to tell people at work that I was taking the week […]

The Road Less Traveled

Dear Short Answers: Why are colleges so competitive? Under-dog Dear Dog: Some are, some aren’t. The most competitive colleges may not be right for you. Define your own game. 2 people like this post. Unlike

The Price of Things

Dear Short Answers: I’m at an age (let’s just say over 60) where I just don’t feel like being nice to people I don’t like. Or going to a party with a bunch of boring geezers. My husband says that I’m turning into a cranky old lady. I think I’m just being honest and true […]

Much Maligned

Dear Short Answers: Do you think there should be a weight limit on airplanes? Or at least a rule that says if you’re over a certain weight, you need to buy TWO seats. I’d fed up with being scrunched in a middle seat between grotesquely overweight Americans. What can I do? Squeezed Dear Squeezed: Although […]


Dear Short Answers: A couple of weeks ago, one of the guys I work with was fired. We’re not really friends but we hang out in the same places so we know a lot of the same people. He begged me not to tell anyone that he got fired because he didn’t want any of […]

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