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Dear Susan:   My husband corrects me all the time.  This is not about important stuff, but really trivial things.  For example, I’ll say I’m getting a pan off the shelf and he’ll say, “That’s not a pan, it’s a Dutch oven.”  I’ll say that a car nearly sideswiped me and he’ll say, “That wasn’t […]

Dear Susan: When I was dating my husband, I knew that his family was something else. But we lived a couple of states away. I was able to make it through holiday gatherings and they never came to visit us. Last year my husband hurt himself on the job. His Worker’s Comp is running out […]

Dear Susan:   I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  People have been calling me bipolar for a long time and I was aware that my moods could switch very abruptly.  I’m seeing a counselor and taking medication and I have to say that I’m feeling better.  The problem is my parents.   They tell […]

Dear Susan: I’m a 26-year-old guy. I’ve dated around since I was a teenager and have had some long-term relationships. I’ve been with my current girlfriend for about three years now and she is pushing for us to get married. She’s a great woman, smart, beautiful, accomplished. I know love her, but I just don’t […]

Dear Susan: What do you think of the trend of having coed baby showers? I’ve been to a couple and it just isn’t the same. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I think it’s a lot more fun when it’s just the girls. My niece is expecting and I wanted to throw her a shower. Should I […]

Dear Susan: I think my grandmother is abusing her prescription pain pills. She used to be very sharp, but now she slurs her words and forgets who I am. She has also been falling a lot. I love this woman dearly. What, if anything, can I do? Signed: Concerned Granddaughter Dear Granddaughter: Not knowing how […]

Dear Susan: My soon-to-be ex-wife made a real mess of our finances. I trusted her with the banking and bill paying because she has always worked as a bookkeeper. Everything was okay for the first couple of years, then things started happening that made me suspicious. Like my credit card would be declined or the […]

Dear Susan:   I grew up in a small town and went to church every week with my family.  But that didn’t stop me from getting into trouble.  My friends and I routinely drank, had sex and did drugs from the time we were 15 or so.  Most of us grew up and turned out […]

Dear Susan:   I have been dating my boyfriend for five years now.  When I got laid off my job, he suggested I move in with him to save expenses so I did.  I was unable to find suitable work and my unemployment ran out.  My boyfriend told me it was okay for me to […]

Dear Susan:   I have been friends with a lady since we were in middle school.  We both experimented with drugs and drank while underage, but after that, we took every different paths.  I sobered up, finished school, got some job training and have been supporting myself pretty well for the last five years.  My […]