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  1. Tell Me About It: Parent seeks smooth transition for toddler


    Q: In two weeks, I'll be moving with my 4-year-old daughter. It's just across town, but my kiddo is soooo attached to our current home and I'm worried about how to help her adjust to the new place. I'm planning on painting and decorating her room the same way it is now so it'll feel familiar when she gets there …

  2. Tell Me About It: Mom's miffed about lack of meat on menu


    Q: I'm getting married soon and am a vegetarian. Our menu has one meat option and one vegetarian option, as well as appetizers (a mixture of meat and veggie), sides and dessert. My fiance and I feel this is sufficient.

  3. Tell Me About It: Backing off might benefit clingy parent


    Q: I believe that one way that family becomes close to one another is sharing space and making the best out of any situation.

  4. Tell Me About It: Innocuous text is interpreted as aggressive


    Q: My boyfriend's work schedule shifts around from week to week, with a mixture of mornings and nights. Mine is a standard weekday, 9 to 5, but I work a second job until 10 p.m. a couple of days a week as well. We're both happy with our setups,.

  5. Tell Me About It: Friend's upset when confidence is broken


    is upset when confidence is broken

    Q: I recently confided in a good friend some personal news, and told her not to tell anyone. I didn't think trusting her was a problem, as she has confided in me numerous times in the past and I have kept her personal stories to myself.

  6. Tell Me About It: Couple deals with family's desire to pray


    Q: My husband and I have just purchased our first home. We are very excited to finally host all the friends and family who kindly fed us over the years.

  7. Tell Me About It: Fiance's sensitivity puts love in the balance


    Q: During my 10-month engagement we've had a couple of bumps in the road and seen a couple's counselor. Recently we have come to a crossroads. He can be overly sensitive. This can result in arguments where he is wounded by something that should not be an issue and he cannot see he is overreacting.

  8. Tell Me About It: Siblings should unite to protect father


    Q: My mom died two years ago. My 86-year-old father can't step up to keep the family together.