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  1. Tell Me About It: Dating after divorce is tricky on an island


    Q: I am divorced and newly dating, as is my ex. We both live on an island. When married, we went to our favorite restaurants, bars, hotels and other places. What I like in terms of going out hasn't changed since the divorce, but it feels weird going on a date to a restaurant that I celebrated my anniversary at or …

  2. Tell Me About It: Couple needs help sharing the chores


    Couple needs help sharing the chores

    Q: I've been married a year, and my husband and I are very happy together overall, but I struggle with the balance between discussing an issue and criticizing. For instance, I feel like the majority of the household duties are left to me even though we both work full time. I'll …

  3. Tell Me About It: Use discretion with long distance romance


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    Q: Do you think it's possible to fall into a relationship without actually seeing the person? I'm in a phone relationship — long distance — but I have never had a conversational connection like I have with him. I am afraid, however, that the physical attraction won't be there if and …

  4. Tell Me About It: Wife uses spouse's honesty against him


    Q: My wife has been telling me as long as we've known each other (around 10 years now) that she wants nothing but openness and honesty from me. So when she asks me personal questions, especially questions that bring up things from my past or that I have deep personal connections to such as sexual attractiveness …

  5. Tell Me About It: Financial questions cause family rift


    Q: My wife and I were asked by family members if, should they die, we would take their kids. We said we wanted to think about it, and after a few days came back to them and said we would, but we first wanted to know a few things, like the details of their life insurance policies, whether they have savings set …

  6. OkCupid or OkStupid? 5 rules for online dating photos

    For better or for worse, we all know that people often judge a book by its cover. Just as there might be an inspiring novel hiding behind a lackluster cover, there might also be a great person hiding behind some less-than-wonderful photos. For that reason alone, it's important to know the 5 rules of thumb for your …

  7. Tell Me About It: Boyfriend's concern may really be control


    Q: I've had difficult relationships with both of my parents (Dad an absentee alcoholic, Mom generally decent but prone to very cruel outbursts during my childhood/teen years). After struggling with this, I've come to accept that I simply don't love them as parents — I wish them the best and bear them no ill …

  8. Tell Me About It: Mom's protection involves censorship


    Q: How do I talk to my neighbor about the inappropriate movies her son is watching and their effect on my son?