Parenting & Relationships

  1. Tell Me About It: Decision on who to allow in home is up to both spouses

    Relationships

    Q: My husband and I are expecting a visit from my brother "Allen" soon. He is on again with his on-again/off-again (mostly off) girlfriend "Mable." I consider Mable one of my close friends, but I openly admit she is a total slob. My husband has said that if Allen brings Mable when he visits, she is not …

  2. Tell Me About It: Find someone who embraces all of you

    Relationships

    Your self-confidence trumps losing weight for a boyfriend

  3. Tell Me About It: Whether to snub stepmom is up to son

    Relationships

    Q: My ex-husband is divorcing his second wife and moving on to his new girlfriend. This year, our son graduates from high school and a graduation party will be held at my house. I planned to invite my son's stepmom, who is really the one who took care of my son during the court-ordered time he was away …

  4. Tell Me About It: Learn to appreciate 'all there is' in your life

    Relationships

    Q: I'm in my mid-40s and I guess finally having my midlife crisis. After watching my friend's husband die of brain cancer at 52, and a co-worker drop dead of a heart attack at 53, I'm acutely aware that life can change in an instant. I am happily married and have a young daughter, but seem to be wondering, …

  5. Tell Me About It: Wallowing for a while over ex's impending wedding is okay

    Relationships

    Q: Feeling super lousy because my ex, the one I adored so much that I waited around for two years AFTER he said he wasn't sure if he ever wanted to get married, is marrying someone else this weekend (thanks, Facebook!). I know the best plan is to distract myself, but any distraction would feel like a poor …

  6. From This Day: Couple rooted in Florida connect across the pond

    Relationships

    With nearly 50,000 students, the University of Florida has enrollment equivalent to the population of a decent-sized city. And as undergraduates in Gainesville, Lauren Davis and John Dicks had never met.

    John Larry Dicks II and Lauren Brittany Davis, who were wed April 26 in Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, pose with their dog, Mel, a golden retriever-German shepherd mix.
  7. Tell Me About It: Child's name change sparks many emotions

    Relationships

    What's in a name change? Variety of motivations, emotions

  8. Tell Me About It: Don't cross boundaries when in a committed relationship

    Relationships

    Q: I'm a 27-year-old male in my first serious relationship since college. As a rule of thumb, how much do I need to scale back my friendships with women out of respect for my new girlfriend? She has never openly expressed jealousy, but I can tell she does not always feel comfortable with the way I …