Thursday, December 14, 2017

Parenting & Relationships

Tell Me About It: Think carefully before moving for romance

Think carefully before moving for romanceI’m contemplating a long-distance relationship with a guy I met at an event through an organization we’re both part of. We’ve been texting nonstop for a few months and have had a couple of in-person dates. I’m...
Updated one month ago
Game Grumps bring video game fans to Ruth Eckerd Hall

Game Grumps bring video game fans to Ruth Eckerd Hall

Let’s get a grip on the new reality: maybe you thought video gamers were wasting their time, but now they’re getting college scholarships and professional players are packing stadiums and making more money than you’ll ever see. Gamers also give us hi...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/05/17
Top things to do this week: Val Kilmer as Mark Twain, Ukulele Festival, Florida ‘snow’ and boat parades

Top things to do this week: Val Kilmer as Mark Twain, Ukulele Festival, Florida ‘snow’ and boat parades

WARMEST WISHES: Snow, boat paradesChristmas is an odd time in a place that doesn’t get cold, so this weekend brings the oh-so-Florida traditions of letting kids play in fake snow and decorating boats with over-the-top lights for a floating parade. Th...
Published: 11/29/17
5 things to do under $5: Cat film fest, free Glazer Museum admission, Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival

5 things to do under $5: Cat film fest, free Glazer Museum admission, Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival

1 Cats Film Festival: The elaborate holiday decorations are enough to draw us to the Florida Botanical Gardens this time of year, but Saturday brings a family-friendly, 70-minute reel full of wild and hilarious cat antics curated from the Internet’s ...
Published: 11/29/17

Tell Me About It: Spouse’s lack of holiday cheer is a bummer

Spouse’s lack of holiday cheer is a bummerMy husband doesn’t enjoy holidays. Everything about holidays is reluctant and grudging. He will dutifully eat any holiday meal that I plan, shop for, prepare, and clean up after, but his interest goes no fart...
Updated one month ago

Tell Me About It: Still smothered by overprotective mom

Still smothered by overprotective momMy mom was always strict and overprotective. I wasn’t allowed to do a lot of things that other kids my age were doing growing up.Now I’m 37 and know this stems from anxiety. I’m planning my first solo trip and I’m...
Updated one month ago

Tell Me About It: Wife’s snooping causes more heartache

Wife’s snooping causes more heartacheQ: I made the mistake of reading my husband’s texts and read many between his family where his sisters made fun of and made disparaging remarks about me and my mother. My husband did not defend me, or tell them to...
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Tell Me About It: Wife won’t let stepmother be a Grandma

Wife won’t let stepmother be a GrandmaQ: Both of my parents are deceased, and my father remarried after my mother passed. I have not always had a great relationship with my stepmother but it has grown to one of mutual respect and understanding. My is...
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Tell Me About It: The recipe for dads staying in kids’ lives

The recipe for dads staying in kids’ livesQ: What do you think the "recipe" is for men to continue to stay close to their children after a divorce? I have witnessed over and over again men moving on to their next relationship and the relationship wit...
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Tell Me About It: Shut down sister-in-law’s weight shaming

Shut down sister-in-law’s weight shamingQ: My sister and her wife, "Sue," will be visiting soon. I’m feeling anxiety about Sue’s visit.Sue has a habit of making comments about my weight and what I’m eating — commenting on my portion size, how many he...
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