The Ring Thing

Dear Short Answers: The engagement is over. Am I obligated to return the ring? DK Dear DK: We think if it is a family ring, then it definitely must be returned. If it was a ring purchased for you, then perhaps you could keep it.  But why would you want to? 1 person likes this […]

Recipe for Heartache

Dear Short Answers: Is it possible to be friends with your ex? Missing Her Dear Missing: No.  Although there are some exceptions,  friendship with an ex is a very risky proposition.  There is something inherently unbalanced in the relationship. One party is likely to be needier,  or more vulnerable and the designation “ex” is the […]

Take(s) Two

Dear Short Answers: What is the most effective way to forget someone??  Is it to delete everything and runaway?? Or to confront it , face her and try to solve it?? Suffering Dear Suffering: It sounds like you are conflicted about this relationship.  You seem uncertain about wanting to forget her or looking for another […]

It Ain’t Easy

Hi Short Answers: My friend has broken up with her boyfriend and I feel like she’s depressed, because they were in a relationship for more than 2 years and she liked him and they were planning to marry. Now she should forget all that! How can she do it?? What should she do??  How can […]

Let it Slide

Dear Short Answers: I was in a relationship with a girl that I liked a lot, but she broke up, and I didn’t know why??!!  She gave me some reasons but I wasn’t satisfied enough.  Anyway, now she’s gone and I’ve accepted that. But the problem is that I’m still thinking of her and our […]

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

There Is a Lesson in This

Dear Short Answers: Can my ex refuse to give me my furniture after he’s kicked me out? Bereft Dear B: If you had no legal agreement, he can do whatever… 1 person likes this post. Unlike

The Way It Is

Dear Short Answers: I was seeing someone for 6 months who just walked away without a word, overnight. How do I get closure or try to make someone understand how hurtful it is to end things that way? So Hurt Dear S.O.: So sorry. It’s not important that THEY understand — it is important that […]

Winners and Losers

Dear Short Answers: Why is it so hard to be friends with an ex-girlfriend? Ex-BF Dear X: Breakups are about broken hearts and someone walks away with the  deeper wounds.  This is not a strong foundation for friendship. Like Unlike

Happily Ever After … NOT

Dear Short Answers: I have been friends with a married couple for many, many years. After 30 years of being together, they are thinking about splitting up. And they are BOTH asking me for advice. Frankly, I can’t imagine separating from my wife after that long — but I think these two should actually split […]

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