DEAR CAROLYN: My mother is a crazy cat lady. She has done better in recent years, down to 15 cats instead of 40 or 50, motivated by the arrival of her first grandchild, my son.
DEAR CAROLYN: I live with my boyfriend in his mom's paid-for vacation home. She comes to visit a few times a year for a few days; we're expected to provide meals and entertain her.
DEAR CAROLYN: Sometimes I think I'd like someone to rescue me from my life someone to make it so I don't have to work anymore, and I just sit back and not think about anything serious or responsible.
DEAR CAROLYN: I recently married a man I have dated several years, and am very happy. One of my bridesmaids, "Courtney," said she was upset because she always assumed she would be married by 25.
DEAR CAROLYN: I've been with a wonderful man for two years. We've discussed at length spending the rest of our lives together, including our thoughts on money, raising kids, our careers, and working to fix problems that arise in our relationship instead of quitting.
DEAR CAROLYN: Our daughter, 27 and married two years, feels she "is living the wrong life." We are very fond of our son-in-law, but our primary concern is our daughter.
DEAR CAROLYN: I have been living with my boyfriend for 10 years. He moved from back east and has an adult son there. He has been divorced for 16 years.
DEAR CAROLYN: I have an aging father with a health condition that is likely terminal, with few treatment options.