Posts By: Barb Godin

Barb Godin

Barbara Godin is a graduate of Athabasca University. She writes the “”Dear Barb” and the “Women of Interest” columns. As well, Barb has written many personal interest stories and enjoys connecting with others through her writing. She has been writing for The Voice since 2003.

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: Tina and I have been best friends for fifteen years. We get along really well for the most part. Tina’s boyfriend and I were friends on facebook, therefore I was taken back when, one day out of the blue, Tina told me that her boyfriend was getting tired of seeing posts from me… Read more »

Dear Barb:

Dear Barb: I lost my job recently, so decided I’d go back to school. I picked AU because I didn’t have to wait until September to begin my semester. Since I started, my sex life with my wife has dropped to like once every couple months or so. You’d think that with me being home… Read more »

Planning for Poland

I never really thought much about Poland until I met my husband, Stan. At that time I was just finishing my degree at AU. Stan was born in Poland, but his family came to Canada when he was three years old. He always hoped to return for a visit some day, and it was while… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been dating my boyfriend for six months. We get along great and I am in love with him. The problem is that he is still in touch with his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, plus he has her number in his cell, and I know he has called her a few times…. Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been dating my girlfriend for three months and we really get along great. Recently Dawn invited me to her apartment and I was shocked as her place was a complete mess! I could hardly find a place to sit down. I wasn’t prepared for this because she has always been… Read more »

Dear Barb:

Dear Barb: I am the youngest in a family of three girls. My father has recently been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Our growing up has been dysfunctional for the most part, as my father was physically and verbally abusive to me and my sisters. Fortunately, I have been able to make amends with my… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I am a twenty-five year old guy who is sharing an apartment with two other guys. We are all in different stages of our university education. I am in my last year of my undergraduate degree. My roommates are both first year students and this is the first time either of them has… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I am a 35 year old man with a wife and two young kids. I’ve been out of school since high school, working at dead end jobs. My wife works part time and is quite busy with the kids. I have mentioned to my wife that I would like to return to school… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: Hi, my husband and I have been married almost two years and I am already having trouble with my sister-in-law. My husband and I have been previously married and, unfortunately, our spouses passed away within six months of each other. We met while living in the same condo development while married to our… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I have been dating my boyfriend for two years. I am finding this relationship increasingly difficult. Part of me wants to end it, the other part of me wants it to work out. When we began dating Jay was sweet, charming, and attentive. After a few months he seemed to become controlling and… Read more »