Archive: October, 2013

My daughter and I can’t stop snapping at each other. Help!

The question:   My daughter and I are close, but we can’t seem to communicate well. She’s in her 30s, but as long as I can remember we lose our temper or snap at each other over the smallest or biggest things. This starts to get embarrassing when we’re among family or friends and can’t […]


How do I choose between the two men I’m dating?

The question:   I am newly single and the mother of a young child after having been married for seven years. Currently, I’m dating two very different men. One is passionate, mysterious, commanding and charismatic while the other is tender, compassionate, communicative and emotionally connected. However, I don’t always feel supported by the first man […]


Should I let the woman I love back in my life? (She’s left twice)

The question:   I’ve known a woman for seven years now. For the first three years we were romantically involved in an on-again/off-again relationship. She was the one who determined the on/off. I was deeply in love with her, but she was not with me. She married another man, but after six months contacted me, […]


I’m not sure my boyfriend and I are the right fit. Am I being a snob?

The question:   I love my boyfriend very much, he is warm, loving and giving. However, when I imagine my life five years from now I have a hard time seeing him in it. We come from different academic backgrounds – I have a B.A. and a college certificate, he never finished college. I want […]


Our difficult neighbours could force us out of the neighbourhood. What should we do?

The question:   My family is dealing with very difficult neighbours. It’s causing us so much stress that we are considering moving from our great neighbourhood to a nearby community. At the same time, my wife and I have anxiety over uprooting our young children. I’m tormented over what will be best for our family […]


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