Advice from the Trenches: Will a relapsed partner change?
Dear C and Dr. B; Bob and I have been married for 20 years. We went through a rocky patch about 10 years ago and were separated for a year. During that time, Bob made some bad decisions, one of which was to start doing drugs with the guys he was hanging out with; they […]
Advice from the Trenches: Did she create a sexual monster?
Dear C and Dr. B; I’d been going out with Greg for over a year when he proposed. Ten months later, we got married. It was a relationship that felt very solid – we both had the same ideas about children (wait two years, then start a family), about careers (we were both starting to […]
Election Meddling?: One writer worries about the K-Pop TikTok campaign
Dear C and Dr. B; I can’t say I was upset when the POTUS got poor attendance at his Big Rally, but when I found out that one reason for it was a prank played by Korean K-Pop teens using the TikTok app, I was a bit disturbed. It turns out that not only did […]
Labels? Instincts? Stereotypes?: One reader questions their knee-jerk reactions
Dear C and Dr. B; The issue of stereotypes and profiling has taken over the news – Black people and people of color are perceived as greater threats, wherever they are or whatever they are doing – and cops are feared by Black people and people of color as a matter of course. Then there are […]
Rage Mode: One writer asks how to deal with rage
Dear C and Dr. B; This morning I woke up to news stories of violence and looting in downtown Providence. It shocked me to the core to see this happening in my own city – people breaking into the newly reopened Providence Place Mall, breaking store windows along Westminster and trashing businesses that people worked […]
Outdoor Etiquette: With so many people taking to the great outdoors, manners are even more important
Dear C and Dr. B, With the restriction of the coronavirus lockdown, the only fun thing left for people to do is get out and explore all the parks and conservation lands that have remained open. What I cannot understand is why people leave their garbage all over. The worst part is those dog poop bags. […]
Advice from the Trenches: Dealing with the psychological effects of quarantine
Dear C and Dr. B Since the lockdown, my husband is working from home and my kids are back from college and learning online. We go on family walks daily and have dinner together every night. Morning sex is great as no one is in a rush to get anywhere. I hate to say it, […]
Friends with Benefits: He’s gay and his lesbian bestie wants more
Dear C and Dr. B; I know a lot of women who have gay male besties. Well, I’m a guy and my best friend Sarah is a gay woman. We do everything together. She is the only one I feel safe enough with to be entirely honest. She accepts me unconditionally and I always have […]
Pucker Up, Buttercup!: Should an essential worker kiss his wife?
Dear C and Dr. B; My wife is a very affectionate person. She loves to touch and loves to kiss. Not usually a problem, but I am an essential worker in a very high risk profession for COVID-19. I know I can’t keep a 6-foot distance from her, but I try as best I can […]
Stuck with an Ex: They broke up, but he looks so hot — should she give in?
Dear C and Dr. B; Lock down is bad enough, but my situation has become ridiculous. Gary and I have been living together for about four years, but about six months ago, things petered out. I’d finally made up my mind that he just wasn’t what I wanted in a partner, we’d had The Talk, […]