Relationship advice: I wish my wife would support me in this. She used to work, and is qualified to return to the job market, but has not. I feel like my exhausting job is subsidizing her freedom.
Relationship advice: We hardly ever have experiences just the two of us. Whenever we plan anything — and I do mean anything — he is texting and calling buddies to join us. And people always, always join us.
Relationship advice: How can this happy couple get their parents to lay off the marriage talk without sparking a major confrontation?
Meanwhile, during COVID, my best girlfriend and her significant other got engaged. Every time she starts in on it again, it’s like my heart breaks all over again.
Relationship advice: Every year she says she’s coming to town to help with the grandkids, then spends her weekslong visit partying and leaves a mess behind.
Relationship advice: The main argument is her getting on me for my social media stuff, even posts from way before I even knew her, much less dated her.
Advice: My girlfriend still refuses to entertain, much less plan a trip Outside. I’m afraid we’re losing a special part of our connection and missing this window in life where we can easily take trips.
Relationship advice: I’m not threatened by this ex in terms of my relationship with my fiancé. What I can’t deal with is his family not making an effort to accept me, to bond with me, and to embrace our relationship.
Relationship advice: My brother says he was unaware of her existence and has no interest in meeting her, as he was afraid to upset his wife. Should I let sleeping dogs lie, or try to facilitate expanding the family?
Advice: Is there a way to compromise on our weekend activities or is it time to throw him back and find a new catch?
Advice: I want to motivate her to get healthy again and offer her support, but I don’t want to come across like pushy or judgmental.
Relationship advice: Reconnecting with my ex has been exciting. I feel more desirable than I have in years. But I also feel terrible for betraying my boyfriend and I don’t know that I want to leave him.
Relationship advice: I’ve heard that serious COVID cases with kids is rare, and I also have friends whose kids were seriously sick. I love my family and I want to see them. What should I do?
Relationship advice: After it happened, he bolted so fast we hardly said goodbye, and since then, I can barely get him to respond to texts.
Relationship advice: When he hangs out with them, he just guzzles beer and he even smokes cigarettes. I’m envisioning my house feeling like a fraternity for days on end.
Relationship advice: Right before COVID, she broke up with her longtime boyfriend and it hit her hard. Now the rest of us have started getting together again, but she basically never leaves her house.
Relationship advice: How can I tell the bride I can’t go without upsetting her and damaging our friendship?
Relationship advice: Before the pandemic it was rarely just the two of us. Living together during COVID, we got so much quality time together just the two of us. I loved it! Now things are shifting again.
Nearly all my friends have gotten their vaccines. But no one wants to do anything! It’s like everyone is stuck in a rut and also still totally freaked about COVID.
Relationship advice: He says he’s known these people way longer than me, they’re just loyal to him, and I shouldn’t hold that against them for not saying anything.