How To Extricate Oneself From A Brief But Sticky “Friendship”

November 30, 2016

I’m in a quandary. I’m in my mid 20’s an a college student. The night before last I attended an event for a favorite author. There were lots of young teens there but I managed to find a few people around my age. Two of these people I met very late at night. The event […]

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The Inconvenienced Doctor (Who Would Want To Be Friends With A Guy Like Him?)

November 29, 2016

This happened a few weeks ago, but I still get upset thinking about it. My sister suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, coupled with severe rheumatism, and has been retired for many years now due to her poor health. It is important to my story to emphasize that my sister is a real trooper, probably the toughest […]

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Update To A Previous Post (He Never Had Her Back)

November 28, 2016

Quite some time ago  I submitted a story to you (titled “I‘ve got your back against the ‘A’s’ in your life” on your blog) about some trouble I had with a friend of my, at the time, boyfriend.  The story received, to my surprise, quite some feedback, and it felt great to know I had […]

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A Disastrous But Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2016

I saw your plea for some happy holiday stories and this one came to mind: Two years ago, my husband and I bought our first house. Prior to that, we had a small apartment that wasn’t really conducive to entertaining. We moved into our new home at the end of October 2013 and immediately started […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

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Wedding Wednesday – Wedding Invitations Can Be Sticky Among Blended Families

November 23, 2016

To Invite or Not to Invite?  This shouldn’t even be a question! Two days after Christmas, my boyfriend proposed, and now we are in the process of planning our August wedding.  Overall, our wedding planning has been drama free.  Both of us come from pretty down-to-earth families, and we both consider ourselves blessed to be […]

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Best Thanksgiving Ever

November 22, 2016

For my freshman year of college, I decided to go to school 2,000 miles from home. My family’s finances allowed for travel home only at Christmas and Spring Break, and I would be on my own for other breaks. I was fine with that arrangement, because, college! independence! new friends! Until the week of Thanksgiving. […]

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Thanksgiving At The Parents’ Home

November 21, 2016

I’m a fifty something year old mother of two adult daughters. I’ll just call my oldest daughter ‘Kate’ and my youngest daughter ‘Beth’ in this story. Ever since both daughters have moved out on their own my husband and I have kept up our usual holiday traditions, having both daughters and their spouse/boyfriend come ‘home’ […]

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