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.
Oh, please. It’s not like your married neighbor is the only guy who will sext you and have sex with you. It’s, like, the easiest thing in the world for a woman to find a casual sex (or sexting) partner. Go sit in a bar alone at happy hour and smile at anyone who looks attractive to you and you’ll probably have a handful of numbers by 7 PM with which you can exchange steamy sexts if that’s what turns you on. Hell, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home if you don’t want — go on any number of dating sites or even Craigslist and indicate that you’re looking for someone to sext with (but be smart about this and don’t share personal info, like your home address or place of employment, with anyone you haven’t met and vetted in person). If it’s intimacy you crave, you’d be better off getting to know someone as a friend first before immediately diving into tit pics.
Here’s what you say to your son: “We love you very much and are so proud of you and pleased that you’ve found love and happiness with your girlfriend. While we support you and your relationship with her, we cannot support any invasion of our privacy or abuse of our personal possessions. Thus, we respectfully ask that neither of you enter our home or use our belongings without permission from us. This means the key you have to our place is to be used only in emergency and that we must otherwise be here to welcome you inside, which, as always, we will do with open arms.”
If you have a relationship/dating question I can help answer, you can send me your letters at firstname.lastname@example.org.