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  1. Tell Me About It: Fiance's emotional affair needs addressing

    Relationships

    Q: How do you deal with your partner's emotional affair? Wait until this phase is over, or tell him I have noticed things? I am afraid talking about this will make me look jealous and possessive. I am not. I feel hurt and lonely because he is distancing from me. If he truly wanted to be with her, I would quietly …

  2. Tell Me About It: Make kids aware of risk of self-expression

    Relationships

    Q: I wonder how to help my children embrace their own likes and dislikes without succumbing to pressures from peers.

  3. Tell Me About It: Trust is at the root of nude photo issue

    Relationships

    Q: I am casually sleeping with a guy; neither of us is serious about each other, and we have openly discussed our "relationship."

  4. Tell Me About It: Grandma's help could make family closer

    Relationships

    Q: I am retired and live alone. Although my daughter lives nearby, I rarely see or hear from her. If I text her a question, she will usually answer in as few words as possible. A phone call is very rare.

  5. Tell Me About It: More adventures in putting up with in-laws

    Relationships

    Q: I wrote in a few weeks ago about my stepmother-in-law, who claps at me when she wants the baby. I'm working on using your advice but wanted to ask a follow-up about some strategies for spending a weekend in a small home with someone you want to (sorry) chuck out a window.

  6. Tell Me About It: Wedding invite to estranged mom is risky

    Relationships

    Q: My mom is a bipolar narcissist. She is estranged from me, my sister and my dad, her ex-husband.

  7. Tell Me About It: Wife tries to cope with spouse's revelation

    Relationships

    Q: Less than two weeks ago, my husband dropped a bomb — he says he is no longer attracted to me and doesn't feel that we have much in common anymore. This was a huge surprise to me because he has not expressed any real dissatisfaction previously.

  8. Tell Me About It: Mother-in-law's 'baby clap' annoys mom

    Relationships

    Q: My stepmother-in-law is coming to visit soon. We have a new arrival in the house and I'm dreading a repeat of her baby-rabies that we experienced with the first two.