While Im away, readers give the advice
While Im away, readers give the advice.
Because of chronic abdominal pain, I often sat, read, watched TV or interacted with my children while using a heating pad. One day, the heating pad slipped off and my 3-year-old daughter immediately picked it up and placed it gingerly on the painful area. This has become a wonderful memory for both of us.
DEAR CAROLYN: My best friend recently started dating someone, and it’s her first serious relationship (we’re both in our late 20s). It sounds like they’re in it for the long haul, and I’m happy for her.
DEAR CAROLYN: We welcomed our first child in January. Before our daughter was born, my wife told our family members that we didn’t want overnight visitors while I took time off work, which was two weeks. Her mom lost it and told her she “felt no joy anymore” about the birth and “never had any rules put on me before.”
Is it controlling of me to want, but not insist, that my boyfriend of one year cease contact with his ex?
Trying not to become a jealous, possessive boyfriend after learning about girlfriend’s unfaithful past.
DEAR CAROLYN: After three years with my boyfriend, it has become clear we have very different ideas of intimacy.
I am desperate for help, and my mom isn’t cutting it. My mother-in-law (whom we see often) insists on weighing in on everything we do for our son … usually indicating that we are somehow doing it wrong because it’s not what she would do. Nothing objectively wrong, just not “her way.”
DEAR CAROLYN: I’m 25 and engaged to the guy I’ve dated since I was 20. I feel like I’ve always been the one pushing the relationship forward. I told him I was going to leave him if he didn’t propose by the time I turned 25 last summer (not my best decision, and I had been pressuring him for a proposal long before that as well).
DEAR CAROLYN: I am 23. About a year ago I was diagnosed with what turned out to be a non-life-threatening cancer. During surgery and radiation, I was lucky enough to have a wonderful significant other and the care of my family. I’m healthy now.