Hold Your Fire

Dear Short Answers: How do you tell a friend to quit a relationship with this her boyfriend? BFF Dear BFF: You don’t tell her .  You wait until  asked — to say what she  probably already knows — or will soon. Like Unlike

Traveling Light

Dear Short Answers: I’m falling deeply for a guy who I am sure is right for me.  He brings out the best in me in a way I never thought possible (ok, enough gush) and I’m meeting his family (gulp) in a few weeks.  But as we get more serious it brings up insecurities from […]

A Million Stories in the Naked City

Dear Short Answers: Do all boys just want one thing? Looking for Help Dear LFH: Wish it were that easy.  Some want sex, some want love, some want mommy, some want daddy, some want friendship, some want danger.   Many don’t know what they want — which is why it is important that you know […]

Easy One

Dear Short Answers: My ex-boyfriend continually asks me to hang out with him alone despite the fact that he has a girlfriend. He tells me that he wants to hang out with me and then lies to his girlfriend about it. Please help!! Confused Dear Confused: What’s confusing? Ever hear the expression “have your cake, […]

Fortune Telling

Dear Short Answers: My boyfriend is going off to college in six months and I’ll only be a senior then. We’ve been together for 4 1/2 months and I really love him but I don’t know what will be best for him — breaking up or staying together? I want your opinion before I talk […]

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Dear Short Answers: I am really struggling over what to do or not do here.  Our daughter is in college and has a boyfriend who seems somewhat effeminate.  My husband and I have wondered if he might be gay. We respect our daughter’s privacy, but wonder if we have a responsibility to ask her about […]

The Secret

Dear Short Answers: My boyfriend is quitting smoking and he’s unbearable to be around. He tries to quit every year at least and lasts about a month–a month I dread. He’s only on his 3rd day and already talking about how he isn’t motivated enough and I feel pretty certain he’ll start smoking again in […]

A Cover for Every Pot?

Dear Short Answers: How do I know I’m going to find the “right guy” for me and get married in time to have kids? I just want to hear something reassuring. Thanks! Wishing and Hoping Dear W&H: Mr. Right and two swell kids are unlikely to appear by magic — go fish where the fish […]

All Talk, No Action

Dear Short Answers: What do you do if you are intellectually but not physically attracted to a great, funny & successful guy you just started dating? Cut the cord —  or keep on trying? Great Expectations Dear Great: Don’t try — you can’t force these things.  Postpone sex like they did in the olden days.  […]


Dear Short Answers: I am 13 years old and my sister is two years older than me, and we always talk about everything. We are like best friends. The problem is, I have a boyfriend, but she doesn’t. So whenever I want to talk with her about how a date went or something that happened, […]

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