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  1. Tell Me About It: Make kids aware of risk of self-expression

    Relationships

    Q: I wonder how to help my children embrace their own likes and dislikes without succumbing to pressures from peers.

  2. Tell Me About It: Trust is at the root of nude photo issue

    Relationships

    Q: I am casually sleeping with a guy; neither of us is serious about each other, and we have openly discussed our "relationship."

  3. Tell Me About It: Grandma's help could make family closer

    Relationships

    Q: I am retired and live alone. Although my daughter lives nearby, I rarely see or hear from her. If I text her a question, she will usually answer in as few words as possible. A phone call is very rare.

  4. Tell Me About It: More adventures in putting up with in-laws

    Relationships

    Q: I wrote in a few weeks ago about my stepmother-in-law, who claps at me when she wants the baby. I'm working on using your advice but wanted to ask a follow-up about some strategies for spending a weekend in a small home with someone you want to (sorry) chuck out a window.

  5. Tell Me About It: Wedding invite to estranged mom is risky

    Relationships

    Q: My mom is a bipolar narcissist. She is estranged from me, my sister and my dad, her ex-husband.

  6. Tell Me About It: Wife tries to cope with spouse's revelation

    Relationships

    Q: Less than two weeks ago, my husband dropped a bomb — he says he is no longer attracted to me and doesn't feel that we have much in common anymore. This was a huge surprise to me because he has not expressed any real dissatisfaction previously.

  7. Tell Me About It: Mother-in-law's 'baby clap' annoys mom

    Relationships

    Q: My stepmother-in-law is coming to visit soon. We have a new arrival in the house and I'm dreading a repeat of her baby-rabies that we experienced with the first two.

  8. Tell Me About It:Daughter won't give up cruel 'best' friend

    Relationships

    Q: My daughter, 7, has a "best" friend who can frequently be mean to her, tell her she won't play with her, ask for money to be nice to her, pretend to kick her in the face, etc. But at other times, this friend is very nice to my daughter.