Too Much of a Good Thing

Dear Short Answers: How much time should a husband and wife have to spend together? Other than sleeping and going to work, my wife expects me to spend every minute of every day with her. I love her, but it’s driving me crazy. Too Much Dear Too: You need to talk to her about this. [...]

If It Feels Freaky, It Is Freaky

Dear Short Answers: Last year my daughter was a foreign exchange student in Norway so this year, as part of the program, we have taken in a student from Venezuela. She’s a lovely girl and my daughter and her have become great friends. The problem is my husband who I fear has become infatuated with [...]

Wait This Out

Dear Short Answers: My son was caught smoking at school and was suspended for a week. First of all, getting suspended is one of the stupidest punishments ever but that’s not my question. He was smoking with a friend of his who didn’t happen to get caught. Would it be helpful if I told his [...]

When Silence Is Poison

Dear Short Answers: My wife and I have been together for over 3 years. We have one child and have been married for a little over a year. Our relationship has been great but recently, she decided to become Facebook friends with her ex. I haven’t said anything to her about this but it really [...]

We Are Not the Waltons

Dear Short Answers: It’s getting close to Christmas and I’m already dreading the obligatory family get-togethers.  Do you have any secrets to getting through the holidays without killing yourself or your family? Apprehensive Dear Apprehensive: We have found that giving up celluloid fantasies about what family life is supposed to be, appreciating others for what [...]

Not a Hard One

Dear Short Answers: There is a regular group in the neighborhood that walks their dogs together every night around the same time.  We don’t really know each other well but we enjoy the time together and it’s a relaxing way to spend a half an hour or so.  A few months ago, one of the [...]

Tidings of Comfort and Joy — No Restrictions Apply

Dear Short Answers: Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in god? Charles Dear Charles: We never think its a bad idea to celebrate ANYTHING! 1 person likes this post. Unlike