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  1. Tell Me About It: Family thinks her boyfriend is a no-good

    Relationships

    Q: My daughter is 31, a college grad with a career she loves. And she lives with her boyfriend she met in college. Problem: She works, he does not! The majority of the time they have been together, he has not had a job. All of the financial responsibility is on her.

  2. Tell Me About It: Parent tries to cope with child's anxiety

    Relationships

    Q: My second-grader has terrible anxiety. We had her screened by a doctor and she has started working with a therapist, but it is new and just not working yet. I don't know how to help her when she is upset. Rational explanations of why something is low-risk don't seem to help, and neither does just trying to …

  3. Tell Me About It: Full house changes Grandma's tune

    Relationships

    Q: My family of three recently moved from the West Coast to the East Coast, where my family lives. At the urging of my mother, I took a demanding job and we are staying with her so she can help with my children until our house closes. Again, at her urging.

  4. Tell Me About It: Wife's support is key is spouse's life crisis

    Relationships

    spouse's life crisis

    Q: When we read my father-in-law's will a few weeks ago, we learned he left a sum of money to a much younger daughter he had out of wedlock about 45 years ago. The attorney said he advised him to leave her money or else she could contest the will and get a share anyway, which means she …

  5. Tell Me About It: Family's prying questions can be thwarted

    Relationships

    I am living in another country trying to sort out what I want in my life, not depending on anyone but myself financially. When I call home, instead of, "How are you?," I get a tirade of questions about what am I doing with my life, etc.

  6. Tell Me About It: Couple should be honest about differences

    Relationships

    Q: My girlfriend and I still each live separately and have our own houses. We have two different opinions on various household and yard tasks that take more than a couple hours. She is very handy and prefers to accomplish many tasks on her own without paying for outside professional help. I, on the other …

  7. Tell Me About It:

    Relationships

    New mom is puzzled by mother-in-law's lie

  8. Tell Me About It: Friend won't make her wedding a priority

    Relationships

    Q: My best friend informed me she won't be attending my wedding due to financial constraints. My wedding is across the country in my fiance's hometown, so I completely understood.