DEAR CAROLYN: It really bothers me that whenever I talk to my sisters who live in other cities, they never ask about my fiancé. Obviously, they do not approve of our relationship.
DEAR CAROLYN: My husband and I are returning to my hometown for a celebration.
DEAR CAROLYN: I have an older sister, "Mary," and younger, "Tracy." They don't get along. Mary hasn't done any- thing specific like bullying, but I've never seen her accept Tracy. Tracy has tried to win Mary's acceptance; no success.
DEAR CAROLYN: My husband and I get in a fight almost every time we try to do something fun together, either alone or with our kids, who are both under 3.
DEAR CAROLYN: I've been thinking of asking my girlfriend to marry me, after several years of happy and fulfilled dating.
DEAR CAROLYN: I'm having trouble dealing with my violent niece and nephew, 5 and 7. I have two children of my own a little older.
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.