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Two quickies in one today. Read on: My partner and I have been together two years; he is 29 and I am 37. In the first six months, we discussed marriage and kids, both of which we agreed to. I already have two boys, now 7 and 9, but I have always dreamed of more [...]

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Today is a very special day in the Condellberry household — Miles turns 10! It was just under four years ago, when Miles was six and I was eight months pregnant with Jackson, that Miles suddenly — like over the course of a few hours — got very sick (from complications of his just-diagnosed diabetes) [...]

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Around six months ago I graduated from college. Since then most of my friends have moved away, and I have yet to find a secure job. It's been tough and it has affected my relationship with my boyfriend. We started dating almost a year ago, and then, around a month ago, I broke down a [...]

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I've been in a relationship for a year with this great guy with whom I have great chemistry and feel so in love with. The only thing that bothers me is how we argue. I get annoyed at a lot of little things and I am aware of how taxing it can be to another [...]

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I'm engaged to be married in eight weeks but am beginning to have cold feet. My fiancé treats me like a true queen, but he can't provide for me the way a husband should because of his finances. I'm a school teacher making $34,000 a year and my fiancé currently works at a warehouse job [...]

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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 husband and I [...]

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I'm having an affair that my husband knows about; the problem is my boyfriend doesn't know about my husband because we live a few cities away, and it's getting complicated. It all started three years ago. My husband and I had money issues, kid issues, boredom issues. I felt crushed by the stress of a [...]

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Earlier this year my boyfriend's father committed suicide. At the time, "Jake" and I had been together about a year. Jake's parents divorced a few years ago and his father's family likes to blame Jake's mother - they claim he never got over her — for the suicide even though his father remarried in October [...]

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My husband and I had about nine friends (a mix of my pals and his) over to play board games/poker/card games on a recent Saturday night. I thought the food and drinks should be set out ahead of time and arranged for a party atmosphere, but my husband wanted to pile up a bunch of [...]

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My fiancé and I have been struggling recently with the whole sexual part of our relationship. I've had a really bad experience in the past that also happened to be my first time, and I am still getting flashbacks. Not to mention, I have zero desire. Also, I don't approve of his watching porn. I'm [...]

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My live-in girlfriend's 15-year old daughter, "Jill," has recently become sexually active with her boyfriend of six months. Luckily, my girlfriend is a realistic parent, and her daughter is on birth control and my girlfriend didn't overreact. She realizes that you can't stop raging teenage hormones, and that it is better to be aware than [...]

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I'm a mom of four who's been dating this guy for four months now and things seem to be going well. My only concern is that he hasn't met my kids yet. I don't know if this is really a concern, but it pops into my mind a lot. I've invited him out with us [...]

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In 2010, I had lunch with an ex-boyfriend from many, many years ago that developed into a relationship even though he was still married. His wife had asked him for a divorce years before; however, they had decided to stay together until the kids went to college, and I met him three years before they [...]

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Program Note

Just a quick note to say I was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning after experiencing symptoms over the previous night and afternoon that felt like the kidney infections I had when I was pregnant with Jackson. With him, I was hospitalized twice for several days each time and even went into preterm labor at [...]

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Tech Issue: Site Redirect

A bunch of you have called my attention to the redirects you're experiencing to other sites when you click on a headline link or link to comments, etc. I've been trying you troubleshoot to get to the bottom of the issue, but I still haven't had much luck. I thought it was an issue with [...]

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