Parenting & Relationships

  1. Tell Me About It: Step back and figure out what moves you


    from career goals to figure out what moves you

  2. Tell Me About It: Let friend know you'll be there for her


    One of my best friends since childhood announced her engagement to her on-again-off-again, abusive, freeloading, alcoholic boyfriend. She left him last year after he nearly killed her and she made some headway in life, but ultimately returned to him.

  3. Tell Me About It: Husband shouldn't judge other parents' setups


    Q: My husband and I both work, and are excited to start a family soon. My husband loves his career and it is probably the biggest element of his identity. I like my job, but would really like to be able to stay home for a few years with our children.

  4. Tell Me About It: Run 'what-if' scenarios by brother-in-law


    Q: My brother-in-law has two teenage children and he has decided his next hobby is going to be racing cars.

  5. Tell Me About It: Husband needs to accept wife's refusal to 'branch out'


    Q: My husband and I have an ongoing fight. I'm not good at a lot of things. I know this from my humiliating attempts at extracurricular activities as a child. If I am not good at something, I'm not enjoying myself, and I withdraw quickly. I'm okay with that.

  6. Tell Me About It: Asking questions can help ease social awkwardness


    Q: Are there lessons offered anywhere about becoming a less awkward, more naturally polite person? Saying the wrong thing or failing to say the obvious right thing happens to me almost nonstop. How do I become a functioning member of the human race?

    Learning to Be Normal

  7. Tell Me About It: Get married for the right reasons


    Q: I've been bugging my boyfriend about getting engaged. We've lived together for eight months now, and he says he wants to marry me, he just wants to make sure we're not rushing. We're both 24. After making enough lighthearted jokes about getting engaged he finally just straight up asked me, "Why do you …

  8. From This Day: The aisle, not the plank, for Gasparilla krewe couple


    ST. PETE BEACH — Misty Myers turned to face the crowd of nearly 200 at the Alden Beach Resorts on the arm of her new husband, Franklin "F.M." Hendry, and found an archway of raised sabers lining the aisle.

    Misty Myers and F.M. Hendry of Tampa walk under an arch of sabers hoisted by members of the Rough Riders Krewe after being married July 12 in St. Pete Beach.