Husband wants phone-obsessed wife more engaged with family.
Sister may have to learn to handle loss rather than fix relationship.
Boyfriend is more invested in controlling girlfriend than appreciating her.
To solve your relationship problems, dig deeper into your own motives.
Give backstabber as little information as possible
Trust your feelings — not a plan or expectation — about what fits for you.
Respect your children's decisions, even when they're tough.
No need to compete with younger sister. Enjoy your moment
Don't assume you have marriage of honesty and fidelity unless and until you get evidence otherwise.
Keep things logical and low drama.
Properly placed concern here would be for fromer boyfriends conflict-avoidance.
You can stay true to your convictions without coming off as the bad guy.
How long should you stick around waiting for a different answer?
Be yourselves without explaining yourselves.
Remove your children from presence of alcoholic (even functional) mother.
Defensive roommate might be struggling with perfection.
There's more to relationship woes than some extra weight.
Bromance seems to trump romance.
Daughter is doing fine after divorce. Mom, not so much.
What is in a name? Maybe the future of your marriage.
Phrasing without snark can be harder than it looks.
Is there a difference between relaxing and giving up?
Risky hobby makes potential guardian anxious.
Advice for aunt whose nephew loves "My Little Pony."
Time to deal with depression no different than time to deal with other diseases.
People are who they are and he's no Norman Rockwell grandpa.
How do you draw the line between abuser and the victim?
When kids screw up, you need to call them on it.
Trips to visit family becoming a hassle, so adapt to changing conditions.
Grandma won't take no for an answer.
Make non-invitation an chance for kids to see how adults handle touchy situations.
Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.
Try some light, family-friendly defiance.
"Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.
Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children.
While I'm away, readers give the advice.
While I'm away, readers give the advice.
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