Dues Paid

Dear Short Answers: Hillary Clinton is the most popular politician in America. Why is that? Wondering Why Dear WW: It’s a country western song!  She suffered many indignities (most hated first lady, cheating husband, working for her former adversary) and held  it together  with  some grace. Not to mention raising a lovely daughter in the [...]

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 [...]

The Carpenter and the Lady

Dear Short Answers: I have been out of work for almost 2 years. I am a 58 year old carpenter and I will probably never find that kind of job again. Luckily, I have a military pension so we won’t starve. My kids are grown and out of the house but my wife is driving [...]

No Girls Allowed!

Dear Short Answers: I retired about a year ago and  now spend a lot more time with my wife. I love her dearly but frankly I’m used to a little more privacy. She constantly asks me what I’m doing, what I’m reading, who called. It’s endless. I really don’t have any secrets — but it [...]

When It’s Sex…

Dear Short Answers: My husband wants oral sex and I don’t feel comfortable giving it to him. I am a sex abuse survivor. He is rude and crude about it. What should I do? Not into it Dear Not: NOBODY should engage in sexual behavior they are not comfortable with. Given your background, you need [...]

A Case for the Closet

Dear Short Answers: I just got married to a man who was married before. His wife left him for another man. If it were me, I would have thrown out every memory of the bitch but my husband still has mementos and photos and all sorts of crap that reminds him of her. Can i [...]

It’s hard to make the call from the sidelines…

Dear Short Answers: How do you really manage work and personal life? My husband makes good money but always puts work before me & the kids. Nights, weekends, vacations — work comes first. Whenever I push, it’s always the same answer “you couldn’t afford this lifestyle if I didn’t work so hard, blah, blah, blah.” [...]

Just Say No

Dear Short Answers: For the past couple of years, I have been commuting over 2 hours each way to work. I have searched and searched for a closer job but there is nothing as good as the job I have. The problem is that my wife says we can’t move closer to work until our [...]

The Way It Is…

Dear Short Answers: I want to know what can I do if my husband wants to control the money. $ and sense Dear $ and s: 1. How much money do you contribute to the partnership? 2. How well do you understand the family expenses? 3. How much do y0u understand about the overall financial [...]

New Husband/Old Girlfriend

Dear Short Answers: Is it alright for your new husband to talk on the phone with his old girlfriend? Newlywed Dear Newlywed: If you are uncomfortable with your husband’s relationship with his ex, you should discuss it with him.  There is no right or wrong in these situations — except what interferes with building a [...]

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