Mirror, Mirror

Dear Short Answers: My friend is in her sixties and dresses like she is 25. I think she looks ridiculous. How do I tell her without damaging our friendship. Concerned about Appropriate Dear Concerned: Leave her alone! She’s not applying for a job or  learning “fashion basics.” Are you sure you’re not jealous? Like Unlike

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 [...]

Just Sayin’

Dear Short Answers: I don’t like being with people my own age — especially women. I hate to say it but they make me feel old. How low can I go without appearing ridiculous? Dick Dear Dick: These women your age that make you feel old … if they were dating someone younger, at what [...]

Slap Happy

Dear Short Answers: I have an old friend who has become very successful over the years.  She is successful in her business life and in her family life but it has become excruciating to hear her stories! Can it be that she never screws up? Can it be that her husband or her children never [...]

A Cautionary Tale

Dear Short Answers: My childhood friend has decided to marry a guy I don’t like. I think he holds her back and discourages all attempts at independence she makes. I’ve told her many times what I think but now that they’re engaged, I’ve stopped complaining and try to be supportive. I was polite and very [...]

The Truth Will Set You Free

Dear Short Answers: Every year for the past several years, a good friend of mine has invited me and my partner to his house for Thanksgiving. And every year, he has cancelled at the last minute. That leaves me in the embarrassing position of finding a place to go for Thanksgiving after everyone else has [...]

Switch Hitting?

Dear Short Answers: I have always thought that I was gay and have been happily having sex with men for 20 years. Until recently. There is a new woman at work who I absolutely adore. I even have dreams about having sex with her. I’d love to ask her out and see what happens. Should [...]

It’s About (Old) Fashion

Dear Short Answers: My niece graduated from high school last June and her mother recently sent me a link to the high school photographer’s website so that I can order photos. When I went to the site, I was absolutely appalled. It’s practically pornographic.  Some girls are in swim suits.  Some are in suggestive poses.  [...]

Take a Good Look at Yourself

Dear Short Answers: How do I get over the fact that my husband is just not, shall we say as “well-endowed” as I would like.  I have not seen a lot of naked men, but I’ve seen a few photos and my husband just does not measure up.  It bothers me every time we have [...]

Family Feeling

Dear Short Answers: What do you do if you really can’t stand your spouse’s family. I mean really totally absolutely hate them and can’t stand to be in the same room with them. And, believe me, I have very good reasons for this. If I tell them what I feel, they will never ask me [...]

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