Two Problems, One Solution

Dear Short Answers: My husband and I recently retired.  I’ve taken this as an opportunity to volunteer for several organizations and sit on a couple of non-profit boards.  My husband has taken this as an opportunity to watch TV and wait for me to cook him dinner.  I know that I am not responsible for [...]

Brave New World

Dear Short Answers: My daughter just got engaged.  What is the mother of the bride-to-be supposed to do? Mom, Uncertain Dear Mom: Of course you are uncertain — it’s not the Emily Post world you may have grown up with. Ask your daughter what she would like — a party, a family gathering for his [...]

Her Loss, Your Gain

Dear Short Answers: I live in a small town. Someone I know quite well broke up with her guy a few months ago. I ran into her in a bar and she shared how happy she was that it was over. She has a history of having a short temper and although she started calmly [...]