Category Archives: Direct Answers

Direct Answers – Weekly Relationship Advice Column

Direct Answers – Quicksand


What I am about to tell you is, of course, only one side of this marital mess I am in, but here goes. I married my wife out of obligation. She talked me into buying a house before we were married. We had a son before we were married, and I was a new father-figure in...
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Direct Answers – Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

I'm a woman, 36, and I think I'm having an early midlife romantic crisis. It started last August when I broke up with my boyfriend. It suddenly became clear he had no intention of getting married. So I cut my losses. Read more

Direct Answers – All In Good Time

All In Good Time

I'm having a terrible time with stress. I work full-time, take graduate classes and have a busy family life. My young daughter has severe ADHD and was having problems at school that took me away from work. (more…)...
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Direct Answers – Counting Chickens, Light My Fire

Counting Chickens My husband and I recently married. We share the same ideals, political views and interests, and we have an incredible relationship and wonderful marriage. We've talked about what a shame we did not meet previously since we had both been single many years. Read more

Direct Answers – Growing Pains

Growing Pains

I'm an 18-year-old girl who just finished her first semester at her new college. Things have been going okay, I guess, but there is something that keeps bugging me: I can't seem to get over my crush from 8th grade. (more…)...
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Direct Answers – Wrong From The Start

Wrong From The Start

Three months ago my partner came home at the end of the day with a look of despair on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he announced he no longer wanted to be in our relationship. He felt "stuck." I was shocked. I immediately packed my bags and ejected from...
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Direct Answers – Sidelined, Halfway House



I am in a tough place, unsure whether to have a discussion with my BFF. A couple of years ago, my BFF's husband opened his own law firm. She mentioned her husband's new secretary and said she was a little insecure because the secretary was younger, beautiful and a former pro football cheerleader. The conversation did...
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