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  1. Tell Me About It: Girlfriend's weight, lazy lifestyle are issues

    Relationships

    Q: My girlfriend of two years could stand to lose about 20 pounds, which would result in increased energy, more confidence, and more attraction between us (I'm reluctant to admit it, but her added weight is a bit of a turnoff).

  2. Tell Me About It: Teens' romance may change with distance

    Relationships

    Q: My 17-year-old daughter has been with her boyfriend for a year and a half, and he's going to leave for college. She's going to be a senior in high school.

  3. Tell Me About It: Mom who owns guns comes under fire

    Relationships

    Q: My husband and I have two children (5 and 7). We also own firearms. We are shining examples of how to do gun ownership right. We have attended safety courses, passed background checks, and are fully permitted. We also keep the guns safely locked away at all times. Without the code to the safe, they are …

  4. Tell Me About It: Greedy co-worker makes gifting difficult

    Relationships

    Q: A co-worker of mine is getting married and invited me to her wedding. I sent what I thought was a nice gift off her registry that cost about $60. We are in the same role at our office and make approximately the same amount of money (and are fairly well compensated). However, my husband is out of work, and we …

  5. Tips for getting the best wedding photographs

    Relationships

    When Hurricane Irene made landfall on the East Coast in 2011, the rising and roiling East River threatened to wash out the wedding of Sara and Josh Kalish at Guastavino's, an event space in New York City under the Queensboro Bridge. The rabbi had bailed, the maid of honor couldn't get in from Chicago and, all told, 60 …

  6. Tell Me About It: Mom's lackluster verbiage upsets daughter

    Relationships

    Q: I am an adult (35) with a great relationship with my mother. We have had one longstanding issue that was a lot worse when I was a teenager but now is almost just silly, but not silly enough for me not to want advice!

  7. Tell Me About It: Couple finds insult in condolences

    Relationships

    Q: Friends lost a young child to a terminal illness, and one half of the couple has recently divulged publicly a list of things people said to them that they "shouldn't" have. Among what not to say were things that seem to me to be authentic sentiments like, "I haven't said anything because I don't know what to …

  8. Tell Me About It: Mom is offended by son's love of rap music

    Relationships

    Q: My young teen son loves rap music. I feel deeply uncomfortable with the misogyny, aggression in the service of revenge, and basic crassness of it. My son is starry-eyed over it and frequently plays songs for me to hear.