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“My New Wife Has Driven My Daughter Away”

After several years of being a single (shared-custody) dad, I have remarried to a wonderful woman. Due to distances in the relationship, my 10-year-old daughter did not have time to get to know her well before the new wife moved in. After a couple of months, the two of them got into a spat about [...]

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My husband of nearly 19 years and I were separated but close to reconciling when, after an argument, he met a girl on Tinder, 15 years younger than I am but quite unattractive. Within two weeks, she sent ovulation charts, declared undying love, talked of lying in graves in a hundred years, booked a trip [...]

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A few years ago, following a split with my long-term partner, I met a man half my age and we began a relationship that was more friendship and support although we did have sex initially. We have remained very good friends since. On meeting my current partner, we discussed many things about our pasts, this [...]

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I'm only seventeen years old, so you're probably wondering why I'm worried about relationships instead of school. Well, this boy has been my best friend for almost five years and my boyfriend for almost three. His mother and I fell into not getting along when she decided to gang up on him for spending too [...]

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“How Fast is Too Fast to Move for Love?”

Several years ago I met a guy in college. We were good friends for a while but eventually ended up falling out of touch. About a year ago he sent me a message asking how I'd been, and we began to catch up. He's in the military, so our contact stayed limited to FaceTiming, texting, [...]

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I have been friends with this man, "Daryl," for 10 years. He and I have always been drawn towards each other, but never acted on it, as I was in a long term relationship for 8 years until recently. He and this girl, "Karen," had a baby, and were together for the first couple of [...]

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DW Holiday Book Drive Success!

I got an email this morning from Ogo, a DW reader and the teacher of the middle school students we sent books to this year for our 3rd annual DW Holiday Book Drive. All the books arrived and she passed them out to her four middle school classes today. She wrote: "My students and I [...]

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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. I am a gay [...]

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I've been dating this guy for about a year and a half. About six months ago I moved four hours away for the job of a lifetime (!) - seriously, it was an offer I just couldn't refuse and he was and still is supportive of the decision. Before then we lived about an hour [...]

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“Should I Cut Ties With the Man of My Dreams?”

Nearly three years ago, I divorced the man I'd been with for over ten years. The very next night at a party I met what was supposed to simply be a rebound. On our third date, as I was trying to figure how to tell him I was going through a divorce, he dropped a [...]

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I hope you can help me out by sending me a sample letter to send my estranged son of two years. Why he is estranged doesn’t matter any longer, but I would like to mail him a letter to invite him and his family to our home for Christmas. I just can’t seem to put [...]

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My boyfriend and I have be seeing each other for seven months. When we met, he was still living in his family home but assured me that his marriage was over and had been for 18 months. His wife asked him to move out after a few weeks of us seeing each other although she [...]

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I am 28 and I'm in a serious relationship with another woman who is 30. She has an 11-year-old son from a past marriage and has been divorced for 10 years. She mostly had long-term relationships with men and a couple of flings with women. I am her most serious lesbian relationship. We are deeply [...]

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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.   Is there a [...]

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My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over a year and it has been great; I believe he is the love of my life! But there's one little problem. My boyfriend was with his ex-girlfriend for a little under a year and he got really close with her daughter. Even though their [...]

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