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Romantic Partner Turns Out to Be a Jerk
December 31, 2018
Time to Rekindle Old Romance?
December 28, 2018
Friends fighting and you are caught in the middle? Brother and his new girlfriend’s public displays of affection making your family uncomfortable?
December 26, 2018
Leave That Crown at Home
December 24, 2018
Please Don’t Kill the Messenger
December 21, 2018
New Year’s resolutions never stick? Brother-in-law fired for harassment and now your expected to give him support?
December 19, 2018
Time to Mend Fences (or Build a Taller One)?
December 17, 2018
Bad Friend Behavior
December 14, 2018
Family feuding and now you aren’t invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve together? Frustrated by colleague who takes things without asking?
December 12, 2018
Navigating the Financial Demands of Grown Stepchildren
December 10, 2018
It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World
December 07, 2018
How to Deal With Difficult Kids
December 03, 2018
She Sees Relative On a Dangerous Path
November 30, 2018
Friend having an affair and you don’t approve? Father-in-law behaved badly at Thanksgiving and now you are afraid of spending Christmas Eve together?
November 28, 2018
Communicate Your Feelings to Friend
November 26, 2018
Smoker Co-Worker Causes Asthma Problems
November 23, 2018
Girlfriend has bad breath? Fighting over what kind of house you will live in once you are married?
November 21, 2018
Correct Vs. Normal When Items Are Left Behind
November 19, 2018
Interpreting Co-Worker Signals
November 16, 2018
Fighting over where to spend the holidays? First date went awry when you discovered he was a very bad tipper?
November 14, 2018
Father Wants Tasteful Excuse to Avoid Vegetarian Meal
November 12, 2018
Mean Messages to Ex Lead to Trouble
November 09, 2018
Mother hurt by daughter’s wedding invitation list? Friend obsessing over politics and it’s ruining the relationship?
November 07, 2018
Office Tension After Legal Issues
November 05, 2018
Why Do Guys Peacock?
November 02, 2018
Broke up with boyfriend and now regretting it? Found out your engagement ring is a fake?
October 31, 2018
Should Wedding Guests Bring Gifts?
October 29, 2018
Bachelor Party Is Giving Him the Blues
October 26, 2018
Husband misses romantic life with his wife? Afraid that your much younger wife wants a baby?
October 24, 2018
October 22, 2018
Deadbeat Husband Doesn’t Make Ill Wife’s Life Any Easier
October 19, 2018
Annoying co-worker driving you to the edge of sanity? Child-free and loving it, even if the people around you don’t?
October 17, 2018
Slighted Wife Looks for Closure
October 15, 2018
Dealing With Annoying Sounds At Work
October 12, 2018
Afraid new boyfriend may be abusive? Friend wants to have a baby on her own but you aren’t being supportive?
October 10, 2018
Wallflower Wanting to Date
October 08, 2018
Who Should Move Out After Breakup?
October 05, 2018
Sick of the L-Word
October 01, 2018
Can’t Get Family to Accept Single Happiness
September 28, 2018
Upset you can’t bring a “plus-one” to a wedding?
September 27, 2018
Frustrated by Selfish Friend
September 24, 2018
Reach Out to Mom for Healing
September 21, 2018
Friend behaved unethically at work and now you want to cut ties? Boyfriend sending girlfriend’s mom dirty text messages and not sure what she should do?
September 17, 2018
Road to Forgiveness Won’t Be Easy One
September 14, 2018
Does your “whisper therapy” weird out your boyfriend? Friend copies everything you do and you’re sick of it?
September 12, 2018
September 10, 2018
Her Ex Makes Family Time Weird
September 07, 2018
Found out your son has a friend with two dads and you have a problem with it? Sister sick with cancer and wants to make amends?
September 05, 2018
Suggestions for Thoughtful Gift-Giving
September 03, 2018
Meddling Mama Ruining Son’s Dating?
August 31, 2018
New husband cheated on you during his bachelor’s party? Want to lose weight but wife making it difficult?
August 29, 2018
Is Barbie Only for Girls?
August 27, 2018
Competitive Sibling Drama
August 24, 2018
Just bought a new house and mom is mad because she doesn’t have a key? Want to marry girlfriend but she isn’t ready?
August 22, 2018
Friend Is AWOL Since the Wedding
August 20, 2018
About to Marry but Hung Up on Ex?
August 17, 2018
Best friend “morphs” into whoever she is dating? Getting married but want to keep separate bank accounts?
August 15, 2018
She’s Sharing Apartment With an Ex
August 13, 2018
Is My Friend Going to Get Burned By His Ex?
August 10, 2018
Close friend set you up on a bad blind date...on purpose? Girlfriend keeps cheating and you keep taking her back. Why?
August 08, 2018
She’s Sharing Apartment With an Ex
August 06, 2018
Is Your Single Friend Wedding Obsessed?
August 03, 2018
Girlfriend has terrible fashion sense and you aren’t sure how to tell her? Best friend going through a bad divorce and hooking up drunk? What should you do?
August 01, 2018
Friend Is a Constant Debbie Downer
July 30, 2018
How Do You Get Out of a Bad First Date?
July 27, 2018
Soon-to-be abusive mother-in-law “hates” you? Friend won’t take your advice and it’s frustrating you?
July 25, 2018
A Friend Who Turns Friends Against You
July 23, 2018
Instagram Got You Insta-Depressed
July 20, 2018
How young is too young to give your child a cell phone? Want to do something nice for someone’s birthday but not sure if it’s “too soon?”
July 18, 2018
Friend Becomes Mean When Drunk
July 16, 2018
Broke Up With Boyfriend, Now Regretting It
July 13, 2018
Politics tearing your family apart? Gained weight and boyfriend doesn’t find you attractive anymore?
July 11, 2018
Breakup Guy Needs Advice
July 09, 2018
Teen Dance Drama
July 06, 2018
Stuck in a sexless marriage? Told your friend that his boyfriend was cheating on him?
July 04, 2018
Moms Have Questions About Kids
July 02, 2018
Awkward Mix of Business and Personal
June 29, 2018
Husband had an affair with your sister? Just met a girl you like and not sure when it’s “too soon” to call her?
June 27, 2018
Don’t Let Vulnerability Deter You
June 25, 2018
Boyfriend Doesn’t Understand Busy Schedule
June 22, 2018
Family making fun of your “perfectly normal” weight? Did you just get professionally “ghosted” at work?
June 20, 2018
To Tech Or Not to Tech
June 18, 2018
Dealing With Challenging People
June 15, 2018
When is it “too soon” to meet the kids of someone that you are dating? And what does it mean when someone says they want to “take things slow?”
June 13, 2018
Forget Hooking Up to This Deal
June 11, 2018
Wedding Etiquette Continues to Change
June 08, 2018
Father who never was around suddenly wants to connect? Embarrassed by your dad’s much younger girlfriend?
June 06, 2018
Don’t Let Bitterness Stand in Your Way
June 04, 2018
Left Alone on a Birthday
June 01, 2018
Moody boyfriend making you feel badly about yourself?
May 30, 2018
Ignore Your Boyfriend’s Negativity
May 28, 2018
When a Carpooler Makes Everyone Late
May 25, 2018
New wife spending too much money?
May 23, 2018
Father Can’t Control Daughter’s Life
May 21, 2018
What to Do With a Moody Boyfriend
May 18, 2018
Natalie weighs in on a question on royal wedding watchers’ minds: Should Meghan Markle’s tabloid-happy half-siblings be invited to her wedding after making nasty remarks about her publicly?
May 16, 2018
Focus On Your Guy and Skip His Pals
May 14, 2018
It’s All About Your Dog’s Personal Space
May 11, 2018
New hire at work flirting with all the senior men? Friend blowing off old friends for new?
May 09, 2018
It’s All About Your Personal Space
May 07, 2018
Writing About Sensitive, Difficult Subject
May 04, 2018
Fighting with boyfriend and thinking that moving out might make the heart grow fonder?
May 02, 2018
He Should Ask If He’s the Dad
April 30, 2018
How to Gently Tell a Co-Worker They Smell
April 27, 2018
Friendship over but afraid to pull the plug?
April 25, 2018
Remember Your Manners, Share the Road
April 23, 2018
Take A Break From Stalker Friend
April 20, 2018
Got engaged and now regretting it?
April 18, 2018
Worried About Fellow Wedding Guest
April 16, 2018
Weighty Remark Stuns Mom To Be
April 13, 2018
Don’t want to eat shark fin soup?
April 11, 2018
Friend Dating a Rich Jerk
April 09, 2018
Wanting More Friendliness From Cashiers
April 06, 2018
Neighbors leave Christmas lights on all year round? Drama queen relative causing havoc at wedding?
April 04, 2018
Mother Is Frightened About Daughter’s Relationship
April 02, 2018
Tense Visitation After Difficult Divorce
March 30, 2018
Boyfriend offering to pay for implants?
March 28, 2018
Divorced Dad Struggles in Relationship With Teen Daughter
March 26, 2018
Dating ‘Good on Paper’ Guy?
March 23, 2018
Sister only talks to you when she needs something?
March 21, 2018
Thinking of Trying Tinder?
March 19, 2018
Newly Single and Wondering What Boys Want
March 16, 2018
Daughter Fears New Job Will Upset Her Family
March 12, 2018
Thinking About Going Vegan
March 09, 2018
Wedding invitation faux pas has friend upset? Critical husband ruining marriage?
March 07, 2018
‘Friends With Benefits’ Not Working
March 05, 2018
Engagement Rings at the Office
March 02, 2018
Should she run off with younger man? Bridal shower snafu?
February 27, 2018
Cheating Ex Interested in Dating Again
February 26, 2018
Can You Really Have It All?
February 23, 2018
Homeless brother snubbing you because he doesn’t like your fiance?
February 20, 2018
Concerning Parents’ Health, Lead By Example
February 19, 2018
Deflect Queries Concerning Plans for Having Children
February 16, 2018
Is romance dead (after marriage)? First kiss at 25 didn’t go so well?
February 14, 2018
A Best Friend Drifts Away ... And a Debt Is Left Unpaid
February 12, 2018
Try to Compromise Over Dad’s Dog
February 09, 2018
Found out your hook-up had a fiance? Boyfriend calling you a “trophy” has you upset?
February 06, 2018
It’s About Time She Visits His Place
February 05, 2018
She Needs a Break From Lying Hubby
February 02, 2018
Step-children causing rift in marriage? Wife jealous over an old friend?
January 30, 2018
Offer Older Player a Graceful Exit
January 29, 2018
Make It Clear Party Is for Adults Only
January 26, 2018
A Special Ask Natalie edition: The Aziz Ansari Fall Out
January 24, 2018
6 Etiquette Tips for Behaving in Public
January 22, 2018
Don’t Let the Past Keep You From Love
January 19, 2018
Daughter Dating Older Man? Mom Worried Daughter Is Gaining Weight?
January 17, 2018
Strike Out Bad Behavior at Ballgames
January 15, 2018
Wedding Gave Her Clue About Beau
January 12, 2018
Engagement Bling Not Big Enough? Competitive Vibes From Frenemy?
January 10, 2018
Sister, Fiance Need Truce for Big Day
January 08, 2018
Life’s Little Distractions Getting You Down?
January 05, 2018
The New Year Brings in New Questions
January 03, 2018
Let Boss See How Little Co-worker Does
January 01, 2018
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