Sick

Dear Short Answers: It seems like I have a lot of friends who are getting serious illnesses these days.  (Maybe it’s because we’re all getting older!)  They post regular updates on Facebook but I never know what to say other than “get well soon” or “sending love in your direction!”  That seems too weak a [...]

Friends Don’t Let Friends

Dear Short Answers: My friend and I were shopping last week at the mall and went we got home I found out that she had stolen a bra from one of the stores we were at.  I was shocked but she explained to me that she bought a lot of clothes there and that they [...]

And Don’t Tell Me to Take a Chill Pill

Dear Short Answers: Why is everyone so angry? We the People Dear People: Seriously, we think some people are angry because they feel very vulnerable right here in the USA. Others are angry because they have great empathy for those who are vulnerable. And some are angry because the current environment supports anger and does [...]

Defer, Delay, Deflect

Dear Short Answers: Last summer, two other married couples joined my husband and I on a two week trip to France. It started out well but by the end of the trip none of us were speaking to each other. One of the couples is now suggesting that we do it again next summer in [...]

Sorry Darling, It Doesn’t Sound Promising

Dear Short Answers: I recently met a girl that I really like a lot. But every time I send her an email it takes her several days to respond. And her excuse is always the same — “your email got sent to my junk folder!!!”  Do you think she is just playing hard to get [...]

Final Gotcha

Dear Short Answers: My sister and I have always had a friendly rivalry about which one of us our mother liked the best. When mom passed away a few months ago she gave all her money to the local library. Do you think she did this because she didn’t like either of us? #1 Sister [...]