Category Archives: Direct Answers

Direct Answers – Weekly Relationship Advice Column

Direct Answers – A Hard Truth

A Hard Truth

I find myself mid-40s and single. I've never been married or engaged. I tend to stop relationships pretty quickly when my gut tells me the person is not right for me. Twice in the last few years I've found your column of great help. On both occasions I felt great pressure from family,...
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Direct Answers – Wolves Among Lambs, Bad Advice

Wolves Among Lambs

I am 30 and engaged to the man of my dreams. I recently found out through my fiancé's sister that their father, a leader in the church, has been cheating with numerous women. He has used the church's mission in Honduras to find them and pay their tuition for college. Read more

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