Parenting & Relationships

  1. Why my fiancee tagged along on my bachelor party

    Relationships

    VAIL, Colo. — Strippers and all-night binge drinking weren't going to cut it for my bachelor party.

     The entrance to the Back Bowls expert ski area of Vail Mountain Resort in Colorado is shown. Places like Vail are on a small, but growing list of alternative destinations for the soon-to-be wed.
  2. Tell Me About It:

    Relationships

    Q: My sister told me that she thought my co-workers were Taiwanese and Korean based on X and Y behaviors. They were actually from Vietnam and Hong Kong, respectively. She told me my friend who did an Ironman race must have obsessive compulsive disorder because all people who participate in Ironmans do. I …

  3. Tell Me About It:

    Relationships

    Q: I met a man who was a year out of a decades-long marriage, and we became seriously, passionately involved, and discussed marriage. I was the first person he dated after he and his wife split.

  4. Tell Me About It:

    Relationships

    Q: Our 22-year-old daughter lives with her boyfriend, whom we don't really like, but we are cordial when we get together. A friend of our daughter's recently contacted me to say she had received a "very frightening" note from our "very depressed" daughter, then later backtracked and said there was nothing …

  5. Exetiquette: Your boyfriend must set the boundaries with his ex-wife

    Relationships

    Q: My boyfriend of two years and I broke up for a short while, but we have reconciled and I moved back in about two months ago. His ex-wife, who is constantly causing trouble with the kids, continues to ask him out for coffee, for dinner, to join her skiing. It's really maddening and she won't stop! What's good …

  6. Tell Me About It:

    Relationships

    Q: My husband and I are at an impasse in our relationship. We cannot see each other's points of view and are just existing in a miserable state. I've begged for marriage counseling for a year, which yesterday he reluctantly agreed to. However, he has stated that when marriage counseling fails (not if), "I …

  7. Tell Me About It: There is no way to graciously ask: Where's my wedding gift?

    Relationships

    Q: My daughter got married in July. She and her husband did not receive a gift from some of the people who attended their wedding. She is concerned that maybe a gift was given but they never received it. Is there any way to graciously ask about this?

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  8. Ask Mr. Dad: When a youngster doesn't outgrow the Terrible Twos

    Relationships

    Q: My son is 6, and he's still having tantrums. I thought they would have ended long ago. Most of the other parents we know say their kids stopped having tantrums when they were 2 or 3. But my son is giving no indication that he's going to relent any time soon. What should we do?