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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

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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