Parenting & Relationships

  1. Tell Me About It: Grieving for a friend

    Relationships

    ashamed to shed, or share, tears

    Q: A childhood friend of mine passed away suddenly this past fall. She was in her 30s, married, with a small child. I had not been close to her in many years but enjoyed crossing paths with her on occasion, when we always promised to get together soon. I went to the funeral …

  2. Tell Me About It: Husband-to-be concerned about fiancee's rapport with roommate

    Relationships

    Q: My fiancee and I are currently living with two roommates we've both known for a few years. This is for financial reasons and will end in six months.

  3. Tell Me About It: 'Is this all there is?'

    Relationships

    While I'm away, readers give the advice.

  4. From This Day: American Sign Language a big part of the big day

    Relationships

    Throughout the wedding, people signed "I love you," even friends and family members who were unable to attend the May 31 ceremony at St. Petersburg's Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club.

    Jessica Hunt and Shawn Fitchko on the dance floor at their wedding reception, May 31, 2014, at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, St. Petersburg.
  5. Tell Me About It: Readers have two ideas for shy, young mom

    Relationships

    While I'm away, readers give the advice.

  6. Online breakups: Don't fall into the creepiness trap

    Relationships

    It's an easy trap to fall into. You're harmlessly perusing Facebook, bouncing from profile to profile, when suddenly, curiosity strikes. You scroll over to the site's search bar and warily, after glancing over both of your shoulders, type in your ex's name.

    It’s natural to be curious about what your ex is up to, but ...
  7. Tell Me About It: Assistant principal stood up for victim of bullying

    Relationships

    While I'm away, readers give the advice.

    On witnessing an act of cruelty:

    I was bullied viciously through most of my childhood. My parents assumed it was my fault and punished me rather than helping. The neighbors and most teachers saw it as just the way kids are.

  8. Tell Me About It: Readers offer advice on criticism, love and messy kids

    Relationships

    While I'm away, readers give the advice.