Parenting & Relationships

  1. Tell Me About It: Wife should ask husband, 'what's the next step'


    sk unaffectionate husband this: 'What's the next step?'

  2. Tell Me About It: Find a purpose in yourself after children leave nest


    Q: I am a single mother of two fantastic kids; my son is a college senior and my daughter is a junior in high school. This week, while registering for a college tour for my daughter, it suddenly hit me, that "someday" — that day in the distant future when the kids are grown and out of the house …

  3. Tell Me About It: Hold onto photos until you're ready to see them


    photos until you are ready to see them

    Q: My first marriage ended 15 years ago. It lasted eight years and did not end well. I was devastated when my ex-wife left me.

  4. Tell Me About It: Tired of long-distance relationship


    Q: I am a 33-year-old single mom with an 8-year-old son. I have sole custody of my son, but by state law I cannot move more than 60 miles away from his father.

  5. Tell Me About It:


    Q: Our daughter is in her junior year of college. Like lots of kids, she gained the so-called Freshman 15, but she was a pretty skinny teenager and could afford the extra pounds. A couple years later, her weight gain has ballooned out of control. She doesn't seem depressed, and she has an active social …

  6. Tell Me About It: Don't try to be stepmom to a 30-year-old


    30-year-old — just a friend

    Q: I am the stepmother to two adults, a 26-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman. They are both married without children and their mother is deceased. I have five of my own, all older than 35.

  7. Tell Me About It: She wants him to check in


    concern may be a sign of something bigger

  8. Tell Me About It: Consider jilted Mom's feelings


    Invitation to stepmother should consider jilted mother's feelings