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He's perfect! Except for his wife

Q: I met a guy on Tinder and I think he could be the one. My problem is that he's separated, but he still lives in the house with his wife. He said he sleeps in the basement and she sleeps upstairs. He told me they're only together because of the kids. She called me on my cell yesterday and asked me who I was. She told me she was married to "Barry," and that he was cheating on her with me. I confronted him and he said they are not together, that she's crazy and is trying to run me off. He said he's falling in love with me and he begged me to give him time to get his life together. Should I wait?

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Ex-etiquette: A picture is worth a thousand words

Q: My ex-husband's new girlfriend has told our daughters that she is going to have a portrait taken of her with the girls as a Christmas present for their dad. They have only been seeing each other for three months! I felt myself fuming as my daughter announced that she was going shopping this week for matching outfits for the picture. I did not say anything to my daughter (who seemed rather excited) but I feel it's way too soon for things like this. We've co-parented well over the years. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Living with Children: Are you suffering from Egalitarian Parenting Syndrome?

Some of the sources that inform today's parenting do not come immediately to mind when one thinks of raising children. Take Karl Marx (1818 � 1883), for example. Along with his buddy Friedrich Engels, Marx articulated the fundamental principles of communism. He proposed that capitalism was an economic and social system that exploited and oppressed labor and kept the "masses" in a perpetual state of subjugation and misery.

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Lori Borgman: When the ants go marching in

I was suspicious the first time I saw them. But I slapped on a happy face and agreed to give them a chance. Still, I wondered if they wouldn't overextend their stay - or worse - go where they weren't wanted. You never know about ants.

Family

Ask Mr. Dad: The fertility game

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I are having trouble conceiving. After putting us through months of testing, the fertility doctor we're seeing says that the problem is on my end. I'm devastated. I just assumed that women were the ones who had fertility problems, and I feel like a complete failure, as if I'm not a man anymore. What can I do? Are there vitamins or supplements I can take or behaviors I can do (or stop doing)?

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Missing Yuba City mother arrives at command post to waiting family

Susan Holloter reunites with her sister, Sondra Winberry, and her son, Dustin Cudd, after being trapped in the snow for almost three days with her husband, Rory, when their Dodge Ramcharger, a large sport-utility vehicle, suddenly became stuck in the snow.
Ellen Garrison The Sacramento Bee
Missing Yuba City mother arrives at command post to waiting family 1:21

Missing Yuba City mother arrives at command post to waiting family

Happy Thanksgiving, from the always-happy Run to Feed the Hungry crowd 3:03

Happy Thanksgiving, from the always-happy Run to Feed the Hungry crowd

'Spread the love,' not politics at the Thanksgiving table 1:49

'Spread the love,' not politics at the Thanksgiving table

Portraits: Japanese internment camp survivors and relatives 3:37

Portraits: Japanese internment camp survivors and relatives