Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Dear Wendy

My sister, who is six years older, had a child immediately after high school and was left as a single mom (I was 13-ish). She had plenty of help from my parents, grandparents, middle sister, and the dad’s parents. She was helped financially with life and school. My father bought a duplex for her to… Read More

This week in the forums, we’re discussing: Dealing with extended family (photo edition) Will he contact the woman he cheated on me with? Terrible first date Work bullying and harassment Should I try to contact my ex-best friend? Boyfriend still hasn’t proposed Husband listens to in-laws He blocks me on social media Should I break… Read More


I’m taking a couple days off from posting to enjoy time with family in the Midwest. The forums are open for business though if you need your fix of daily drama, advice, and chit chat. And if you’re newish here or haven’t already read every single post ever published, here are a few good ones… Read More

Weekend Open Thread

Holy crap, this was a big week. Halloween was Tuesday — the kids went as Santa and an elf, and if you follow me on Instagram, you know Drew and I were reindeer — we closed on our new place on Wednesday (with last minute drama just to make it fun), started renovations Thursday morning… Read More

​​It’s time again for Shortcuts. For every question, I’ll give my advice in just a few sentences because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great that being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. My boyfriend and I… Read More