Stuck

Posted on | September 9, 2018 | Comments Off

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 and over — and expecting a different outcome. Stop it.

So Much for Friendship

Posted on | August 21, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
A woman at work is getting married next year and has been asking me for a lot of advice about her wedding plans since I recently got married myself.  I planned my wedding for almost two years and it was amazing.  So I don’t feel like I should give away all of my hard work for free. Would it be rude of me to ask for a wedding consultant fee?  I know she can afford it.
Recently Wed

Dear RW:
Yes, it would be incredibly rude to ask for a fee. If you don’t want to share your experience, then suggest she hire a professional planner.

At Your Own Risk

Posted on | May 27, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
Do I really have to acknowledge any mother beside my own on Mother’s day (daughters, sisters, in laws)?
Manipulated by Media

Dear Manipulated:
Surely you have some sense of how the players in your life feel about these kind of occasions. There are no general rules, but every family has their own.

20 Stone = 280 Pounds

Posted on | April 30, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
Is 20 stone too heavy to ride a horse?
Big Man

Dear Big Man:
We suggest you ask the horse. Very nicely.

Definitive Forecast

Posted on | April 30, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
Will Spring ever come to the North East? When?
Worried

Dear Worried:
Most assuredly Spring will arrive — very slowly, then like a wildfire.

Where Angels Fear

Posted on | April 22, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I just found out that someone I thought I knew very well is a TRUMP SUPPORTER!!! How do I go on?
Errrgh

Dear Errrgh:
One step at a time … and carefully.


Monkey See, Monkey Do

Posted on | April 22, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
How do you make kids understand “obligation” and “responsibility”?
Mom

Dear Mom:
Daily example. There is no other way.

Tough Spot

Posted on | April 22, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I know my husband is cheating on me even though he denies it. How do I figure out if it’s serious? I don’t want to break up.
Annie

Dear Annie:
If there is someone waiting in the wings, truth and reconciliation are hard to get to — and we believe truth is an essential step in this process.  Tell him the relationship isn’t working for you and you need to talk. If he won’t hear you, the outlook isn’t good. Sorry.

Politics, Not Fashion

Posted on | April 22, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
Who gets to have a say on “Mother-of-the-Bride” dress?
MOB

Dear MOB:
Everyone gets to weigh in, you get to decide. Good Luck.

Just Say Nothing

Posted on | March 11, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
How do I keep from spilling the “whole truth” about my ex? I hate it when other women do it, but it’s soooo tempting.
Wronged

Dear Wronged:
We so get the temptation, and so admire restraint. You will feel a slight tingle when doing the right thing.

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