Breathe Through This One

Dear Short Answers: If people say they are coming to your home for a party but they don’t actually show up, what is the proper response?  Should I mention it to them the next time I see them or wait for them to bring it up?  I am a little concerned that they may have [...]

In the Eye of the Beholder

Dear Short Answers: Do you think that a marriage between one really gorgeous person and one really ugly person can work? Just Asking Dear Just: Certainly not if the people involved see themselves as you see them. Like Unlike

Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen

Dear Short Answers: My son, who is 18 years old, very athletic and very handsome, has decided that he wants to move to NYC to become a model.  I have tried to reason with him and explain that college is more important but he believes that if he waits for four years, he may be [...]

Are You Kidding?

Dear Short Answers: A very good friend of mine passed away a few weeks ago after a very long illness.  Her children have requested that donations be made to a specific charity in town — a charity that they seem to be interested in but not a charity that my friend cared about at all. [...]

Catch Up on Netflix

Dear Short Answers: Now that another presidential election is underway, my husband has become obsessed with watching CNN, Fox News, MSNBC just about nonstop every day.  How do I convince him to calm down and watch “Scandal” instead?? News Weary Dear News: Sorry, we can’t help. We are obsessed too! The news is better than [...]

Harry Gets Harassed

Dear Short Answers: My wife keeps on talking about the same things.  She repeatedly asks the same  question, even after we make a decision she doesn’t believe me.  Help! Harry Dear Harry: If you feel that she nagging for no reason — then tell her so! Once.  However it sounds to us, that she thinks [...]

Two on Their Own Road

Dear Short Answers: My sister and her beloved are getting married and they are driving me crazy. The don’t begin to know any basic life skills. None! What should I do? Worried Sister Dear Sister: There is no “do” in this for you. Your sister and her beloved will develop the road map and the [...]

Zen Question

Dear Short Answers: Do you think that every person has ONE soulmate in the world and that you need to keeping looking until you find THE ONE???? Or is it possible that everybody has a lot of soulmates and we just need to make a decision and settle down? Seeker Dear Seeker: The answer is [...]