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.

If you enjoy reading Dear Barb, you can also purchase her curated collection, Dear Barb: Answers to Everyday Questions at her website,

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 »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I have a dilemma! My best friend John and I have been best buddies since grade school. Recently John and his girlfriend, Melissa, moved in together. At that time, I was attending university close to where they lived and was anxious to get out of my parent’s home. Therefore John and Melissa suggested… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: The Grey Zone, by Sandra Livingston, v 13 i49 I loved this article. I am 52 years old and I keep telling myself this year I’ll go grey, but I still haven’t… Read more »