Direct Answers – Slip Slidin’ Away

A decade ago, I met my future wife, Nora. She was introverted and I am extroverted, so we were intrigued in learning each other’s ways. Things became physical pretty fast. We spent most of...

Direct Answers – The Me-Time

I’m 20, my ex is 21. We’ve known each other since the fourth grade. We were always somewhat close, but we grew much closer in high school. Finally, our senior year, we realized we...

Direct Answers – Delayed Development

What do you do when you have been with a man 21 years, and he still finds excuses for not getting married? We have two children together, and I have two by my ex-husband....

Direct Answers – Her Final Answer

My girlfriend of two months recently broke up with me saying she didn’t have time to develop the relationship the way I deserved. She cried and said she was sad because I’ve been so...

Direct Answers – Learned Hopelessness

Remi, last week you told us your husband left you, after only a year of marriage, because you sacrificed your marriage to an alcoholic father and brothers. It was Sunday night, and you wondered...

Direct Answers – Nightmare on Elm Street

I just separated from my husband this weekend, and my heart literally feels torn from my inside. But I asked for it. We’ve only been married a year. We dated two years prior to...

Direct Answers – Perfect Recipe

Sandi, last week you told us you are 31, in a male-dominated industry, and can’t find a man. You attribute this, in part, to having a pixieish build. Your girlfriends have babies and homes,...

Direct Answers – Empty Plate

I’m a 31-year-old female, in my last year of college, and working part-time in my field. I think for the most part I’m fairly attractive, funny, and nice, but I seem to have trouble...

Direct Answers – Fumbling in The Dark

Two years ago, I began an affair with a married man. We fell deeply in love and I truly believed I was the love of his life. His dilemma was that he had a...

Direct Answers – Empty Nest

For the past seven years, my son, his wife and three children, have been living in a country town, with only my son working and supporting the family. The children now range in age...

Direct Answers – Charity Case

Where do I even start? I’m 22, the oldest child, with a brother, 19, and a sister, 9. My parents have been together on and off for years. My father spent time in prison, had...
Direct Answers - Punch Drunk Love

Direct Answers – Punch Drunk Love

I just got out of a three-year relationship with a man I thought was the love of my life. We had plans to start a family and grow old together. I'm struggling to accept...

Direct Answers – A Matter of Convenience

I am an avid reader of your column and I need advice. I met a man from the UK a couple of years ago. He was married at the time and just had a child....

Direct Answers – Not The Marriott

I want to start off by saying I have been married to my husband for a year, and we are expecting our first child in three short months. I am extremely excited but dreading...

Direct Answers – Contortionist

A man and I have been living together since last September. I had just left my husband and filed for divorce, and he separated from his wife two months earlier. We knew each other...