Category Archives: Direct Answers

Direct Answers – Weekly Relationship Advice Column

Direct Answers – Where Do I Stand?

I've been living with my man eight years in a common law marriage. I love him. He has two girls, teenage twins, and he is a great dad. They live with their mother, who uses them as pawns to hurt their dad. She doesn't buy them anything, so he, in addition to paying child support,...
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Direct Answers – Alphabet Soup

I don't know how to deal with my mother. She is 70. Old age and smoking since she was a teenager have taken a toll. People get old and get sick. Their kids should take care of them. Understood and accepted. (more…)...
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Direct Answers – Two Wrongs

I am 20 and have been in a relationship for two years. It is my first serious relationship. We love each other very much but have been having problems because he lost his job and finds it hard to get back on his feet. (more…)...
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Direct Answers – Officially Not dating

A few months ago I started dating a great guy. We were polar opposites, but still found a way to click with no effort. I was the happiest I had been in a very long time. We had a great time together and seldom fought. Truthfully, I never experienced a connection like this...
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Direct Answers – Invisible Strings

Recently we helped each of our three 30-something children buy homes by acting as guarantor. My husband spent hours helping with repairs and maintenance. I help with the grandchildren several times a week, and we often have everyone over for meals. (more…)...
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