A Short Question

Dear Short Answers: My daughter recently started dating someone who is abnormally short.  I mean really, really short.  I don’t mean to seem shallow but I know that short people have a harder time in this world than tall people do.  How do I convince her that somebody of average height or taller would make [...]

Cultural Misfortune

Dear Short Answers: Why is money so important? $$ Dear $$: Because people make it so. Like Unlike

Seasonal Woe

Dear Short Answers: Recently I was at a party where the host greeted everybody with a hug and a kiss.  I thought this was sweet until I later overheard her say how sick she was and that she probably had the flu!!!  I didn’t say anything to her at the time, but now I’m thinking [...]

Stick to Your Guns

Dear Short Answers: Over the last few years, I’ve probably started to drink a bit more than I should so I decided to designate Monday and Wednesday as my “non-drinking” days.  It doesn’t seem necessary to tell this to people in advance so if I’m out somewhere and other people are drinking, I just get [...]

Dangerous Liaisons

Dear Short Answers: I made the mistake of having sex with someone who works for me.  It was only once and we’ve never discussed it again.  But now, I am being forced to cut back on the size of my department and the person in question should be one of the people let go.  But [...]

And Why Is This Your Business?

Dear Short Answers: I have a friend who is 28 years old and she recently told me she been dating a man who is 52 years old, has 2 daughters older than her and has been married 3 times. She also found out that he cheated on all 3 of his wives and may have [...]

Supporting Friends

Dear Short Answers: Should I attend an out of town wedding for a couple that I really don’t believe should be getting married? Dubious Dear Dubs: If you know these folks well enough to be so sure they are making a mistake, then you should certainly go and hope that you are the one that [...]

What’s the Number?

Dear Short Answers: What percentage of their income do you think people should contribute to charity? Thinking it Over Dear Thinking: In this culture, money is more personal that sex.   Tithing (10% of gross income) to the church is suggested in the new testament but only you can determine if that is the right [...]

Growing Up Circa 2015

Dear Short Answers: My son recently turned 26 and must now get his own health insurance.  From what I understand, this is not difficult and not expensive under Obamacare.  But his philosophy is since he doesn’t own anything, they can’t force him to pay and he’ll get free care if anything happens.  He’s probably right [...]

Your Money, Your Call

Dear Short Answers: If you are asked by a friend to contribute to a charity that is important to them but not at all important to you, what should you do?  Explain that you don’t care about his charity?  Give a small amount to get him off your back? Just Don’t Care Dear Don’t Care: [...]

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