Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Parenting & Relationships

Tell Me About It: In search of ways to stop the family over-talker

Q: During extended family get-togethers with my side of the family, there is one person who does 95 percent of the talking. When I ask someone else in the room a question about their lives, this person always jumps in and takes over the conversation ...
Published: 09/13/18

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Mom-to-be decides who will join her in deliveryQ: I am six months pregnant with my first child. Iíve been fixated a bit on who to have in the delivery room with me, I think because itís one of the few elements I can control in this pregnancy. Should ...
Published: 09/12/18

Tell Me About It: Momís support shouldnít sacrifice her principles

Q: My 27-year-old daughter recently broke up with her live-in boyfriend. Now she wants me to tell her Iím on her side of every dispute.Itís her life, sheís an adult: Got it. But should I really be expected to tell her she acted well when she didnít? ...
Published: 09/11/18

Tell Me About It: Sister learns the hard way to be present in marriage

Q: I just got off the phone with my sister, who is married and has a 9-year-old daughter. Her husband has been having an emotional affair with his high school sweetheart. My sister knows because she has been going through his phone; apparently, he se...
Published: 09/10/18

Tell Me About It: An excellent memory seems to freak people out

Q: I have an excellent memory for details and while itís a great asset in my work (I do statistical analysis for a pharmaceutical company), it seems to be a detriment in my personal life for reasons I do not understand.I can remember innocuous things...
Published: 09/09/18

Tell Me About It: Approach troubled niece with open ears

Q: I set up time to hang out with my 14-year-old niece, who is very sweet and also has been getting in trouble ó skipping school, lying to family, etc. She reminds me so much of myself at her age. I figure I can relate to her in that regard and try t...
Updated one month ago

Tell Me About It: Should they ghost materialistic parents?

Q: My parents (mom and stepdad) are in their 70s, retired, healthy, and doing well financially. They spend their money on traveling the globe and constantly remodeling their new Florida McMansion. Thatís fine. My sister had joint-replacement surgery ...
Updated one month ago
From churches to breweries, 10 behind-the-scenes tours you can take in Tampa Bay

From churches to breweries, 10 behind-the-scenes tours you can take in Tampa Bay

A good number of these tours are free.
Updated one month ago

Tell Me About It: Dreading the pity to come after break up

Q: Over the past week, Iíve discovered I have a pretty bad problem to have, followed by a very good problem to have. My fiance and partner of seven years told me on Monday that he didnít think marriage (or me!) was for him, and moved out ó two months...
Updated one month ago

Tell Me About It: Girlfriend refuses to celebrate sobriety

Q: Iíve been in a serious relationship with someone pretty wonderful for the most part of a year. It could be the real thing. But now something has come up that has made me question it.Iím a recovering alcoholic, and got sober with the help of my fam...
Updated one month ago