Heavy-Handed: Should this reader’s daughter apologize?
Dear C and Dr. B; My daughter Hannah got on her high horse at her high school about another student wearing a Hamsa religious symbol. She said that it was a cultural appropriation and that it was inappropriate for the other student to wear it because she was of a white non-Jewish race. Actually, Hannah […]
Poison Pen: What should this reviewer do with an artist who did her wrong?
Dear C and Dr. B; Ten years ago, I was part of the music and performance culture; that’s where I met Penny. She was from a wealthy family, spoiled, and saw the world as her personal stage, but she was actually very talented, which was why I started to collaborate with her – I felt […]
Love Triangle: Her boyfriend’s married sister is into her roommate. Now what?
Dear C and Dr. B; I’m caught in the middle of someone else’s love triangle and don’t know what to do. Kendra and I have shared an apartment 5 years. Neither of us have a steady relationship, but we both date. She’s a real hottie, but she is respectfully hands off when it comes to […]
Road Rage: One reader notices some bad driving going on
Dear C and Dr. B; On my way to the grocery store I had three close calls. First, a car nearly drove into me coming out of a side street – the guy didn’t even pause at the stop sign! Then, I’m pulling into the parking lot and some bozo starts backing into me. If […]
Advice from the Trenches: Dealing with the new wife
Dear C and Dr. B; I’ve been divorced for about 20 years now. It was totally demoralizing – he left me for another woman. I don’t ever want to see him again, especially not with his new wife. My daughter has come to her own understanding with Dad and includes him in most milestone events […]
Trying on Something New: Her friend’s gender identity is changing — how can she be supportive?
Dear C and Dr. B; My friend Donny has me confused. We’ve known each other since high school and she has always dated guys, just like I have. When we were growing up, there just weren’t as many “gender identities” out there. Being gay was gradually becoming more acceptable, but the idea of transsexuals gaining […]
A Generational Divide: Do 20-somethings have different life expectations than previous generations did?
Dear C and Dr. B; I work at a museum and there is a collection of new college freshmen who are there doing internships. I am having a hard time dealing with them – I’m in my 40s and they are all 20-something, and we have very different expectations and ideas about life. Growing up, […]
Decision Paralysis: What’s one reader to do with all her options?
Dear C and Dr. B; I wanted to change my internet/TV/phone service plan, because I was paying a lot for a bundle considering I usually watch mostly Netflix or Hulu. My current plan includes at least 40 of the network and cable channels, and all I ever watch is the news. But when I decided […]
Everyone Has Baggage!: How should this reader navigate the dating mine field?
Dear C and Dr. B; I am single and I’m okay with it, but I’d be happier if I had someone to share things with — things like the rent and everyday problems, as well as emotional and physical intimacy. The problem is that now that I am almost 40, just about everyone I meet […]
Unmasked Too Soon: What’s one reader to do with her overly optimistic friends?
Dear C and Dr. B; Yay, the pandemic is over! Except it isn’t. But some of my stupider friends are acting like it is. Three of them have already made plans to go south and head to the beaches for Spring Break. When I expressed my concern, I got: “Oooo…the bio chem major thinks she’s […]