The Situation Has Many Possibilities

Dear Short Answers: My husband and I are well into our 60s and have a wonderful relationship.  The problem is that we have very different sleep habits. I am a very light sleeper whereas he snores and tosses and turns all night.  Now that the kids are out of the house, there is plenty of [...]

Freedom to Speak

Dear Short Answers: Last year my neighbor’s 15 year old daughter had a baby.  There doesn’t seem be a father around and since both grandparents work full-time and the daughter is still in high school, I offered to help baby sit since I am retired and my kids are long since grown up. Believe me, [...]

Don’t Look Back

Dear Short Answers: I have a wonderful family with 3 kids, 5 grandkids and a terrific husband. I’m not sorry about any of the decisions that I made but I am feeling more and more like I didn’t fully explore the alternatives that seem to be available to people nowadays. I certainly never plan to [...]

Weighty Choices

Dear Short Answers: When I was younger, I was very much into the environment and careful about the products I used. My goal was to reduce my carbon footprint to practically zero. But now that I have two small children I find that I am using plastic and other disposable products more and more. I even [...]


Dear Short Answers: I’ve been married for over 20 years and my husband and I argue about money almost every single day.  Is there a secret to financial compromise in a marriage because if there is, I can’t figure it out. Please HELP! Sick of It Dear Sick: Insanity is doing the same thing over [...]