Reader struggles with maintaining a relationship after mother-in-law’s scathing remarks about an ex-daughter-in-law.
Sometimes people don’t know what to say. It’s best to tell them exactly what you need.
Should she keep pushing for some adult-centric fun, e.g. wine tasting? Let them go on vacation without her?
Does this former patient have an obligation to file a complaint? No, says Carolyn Hax, but doing so could be therapeutic.
The need to control is really just a failure to trust. A failure to trust is really just a triumph of fear. So ask yourself...
Carolyn Hax advises: Don’t cheat on the “most amazing person” you’ve ever met.
How can they get her to stop poking her nose into their relationship?
Carolyn Hax thinks this reader should wait until she feels confident of her own worth before she walks down the aisle.
Instead, he asked his girlfriend to blast his résumé to her friends. Now she feels exploited.
She cheated. He snooped. This relationship is past its expiration date, writes Carolyn Hax. Move on.