The son almost never rises & foreplaying hard to get
Dec. 4 2012
Q: Two years ago, after dating a wonderful lady for a year, I married her and moved in with her. The problem is her 23-year-old son. He lives with us, has never held a job, doesn't go to school, and does...
The happiest place on girth
Nov. 27 2012
Q: I started taking medication that makes me fat — about 80 pounds overweight, which is a lot on a 5'7" female frame. Cutting calories and exercising will not change this, and I cannot stop taking...
Jenny from the blocked & Don Spawn
Nov. 20 2012
Q: I appreciate that you tell it like it is instead of telling people what they want to hear. I heard you on the radio saying that an online dating site isn't a very good venue for women over 40 who aren't...
The sorrow and the pretty & breaking the unsound barrier
Nov. 13 2012
Q: Do men in troubled relationships often seek someone to give them a nudge to get out? I often attract these men, some of whom I suspect just want a backup relationship before splitting with the wife....
The way of the nailgun & mao tse-tongue
Nov. 6 2012
Q: My boyfriend of four years is a wonderful man who makes me incredibly happy. He was there for me throughout my breast cancer, making me feel sexy, beautiful, and loved. I'm 43, divorced five years....
The call of doodie & silent knight
Oct. 30 2012
Q: Loved your response to the bored-out-of-their-gourds parents of the 1-year-old. I'm three months pregnant and a little worried in the wake of a recent dinner party. There were four sets of new parents...
Four wettings & a funeral
Oct. 23 2012
Q: My hubby and I had our first child last year, and we're so happy and proud to be the creators of the most adorable creature either of us has ever seen, but our marriage is tanking. We aren't naive;...
I got spew, babe & schlong story short
Oct. 17 2012
Q: You wrote in your column, "Men, especially, are compelled to ditch what's chasing them and chase what's trying to ditch them." It seems you're advising that the simple desire to love a man must be approached...
Splendor in the grass cuttings & steaks on a plate
Oct. 9 2012
Q: I married a domineering man 20 years my senior. We have two college-age kids. I've spent the past 22 years (half my life) navigating his ill-temperedness and high expectations, and my life is often...
Hell in a hen basket and mean & hungry
Oct. 3 2012
Q: Seven months ago, when I met my boyfriend, I had no idea he had so many female friends. I’m 26; he's 30. I understand having opposite-sex friends to get perspective on dating, but he's like one...
Scold mountain and brawl in the family
Sept. 25 2012
Q: The guy I've sorta been seeing travels around making videos for an extreme sports company but lives two hours away in the mountains. We met through a mutual friend, went to dinner and then had sex....
The tweakest link & all tied up in hots
Sept. 18 2012
Q: I met this man, and it was instant attraction. I'm a 40-year-old woman with my own place, a car and a good job, and he's an ex-convict who served four years in prison for selling meth. He's very loving,...
Apocalypse meow & homo on the range
Sept. 11 2012
Q: For years, a group of us girls has gone camping, to dinner, to concerts, etc. Our husbands do their own thing together while we hang out. When they bring a new guy into their circle, they seem to think...
Alive & welded and he leicas the last lady
Sept. 4 2012
Q: What is an appropriate amount of togetherness time for a couple? My 9-year-old son spends half the week with me, plus every other weekend. My girlfriend of a year wasn’t happy with only the other...
Bride and zoom & gone with the schwinn
Aug. 28 2012
Q: I'm in love, and I just said yes to marrying the man of my dreams. We've only known each other for two months, but we're in the Peace Corps. You really see the core of a person when conditions are not...
Catfight club and two shrieks to the wind
Aug. 28 2012
Q: My boyfriend of two years is best friends with his ex. During their 14-year relationship, he says they had a codependency, becoming each other's social world. They were still roommates when we started...
The Dark Mite & just tasing
Aug. 17 2012
Q: I've been separated from my wife for three years, but I find myself craving her. I say "crave" because I don't think I ever really loved her. We only got together 15 years ago because she asked me out
Attention defici—oooh, shiny!
Aug. 8 2012
Q: My girlfriend of eight months has ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). She was diagnosed about 10 years ago, in her early 20s
Love me tinder & mommy disappearest
Aug. 1 2012
Q: I met a woman, and we hit it off like wildfire. It seemed everything she said and did was perfect. In six months, we were engaged. She and her four kids moved in with me and my two kids. Shortly afterward,...
Better luck nest time & you deplete me
July 25 2012
Q: For nine months, I've been having fun seeing a nice woman a few times a week. We're both 50ish. I told her I didn't want a serious relationship. She went along with this but now clearly wants more....