Posts Tagged: relationships

Dear Barb—Ghost with the Most

Dear Barb: Hi, I recently began dating a really terrific guy.  We dated for about three months then he just disappeared.  I thought we got along great and had lots of similar interests.  We communicated well (or I thought so) and I believed we had a future together.  We were planning our first weekend away… Read more »

Is Equality Possible in Relationships?

“The present relationship existing between husband and wife, where one claims a command over the actions of the other, is nothing more than a remnant of the old leaven of slavery. It is necessarily destructive of refined love; for how can a man continue to regard as his type of the ideal a being whom… Read more »

Dear Barb—Home for the Holidays

Dear Barb: My mom is having Christmas dinner this year and all my siblings are coming home with their partners—a good thing, for the most part.  My oldest brother and his wife are even coming home from Europe; no one in the family has seen them for two years.  The problem is, just before they… Read more »

Dear Barb—Hot Tub Games and Christmas Anxiety!

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been friends with another couple for the past five years.  We have traveled together and often hang out on the weekends.  A few weeks ago we were all in our hot tub when Maureen took off her bathing suit top.  I was totally shocked, but my husband seemed somewhat… Read more »

Dear Barb—Moving On Too Soon?

Dear Barb: My mother passed away suddenly a couple of years ago and I miss her tremendously.  My kids miss her and my dad was devastated when she passed.  Recently, though, my dad has started seeing another woman and I am having a hard time accepting it.  She seems like a nice enough woman, but… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Next Level

Dear Barb: I am a guy in my thirties and I can’t seem to maintain a relationship with a woman.  On an intellectual level I do want to get married and have a family, but I can’t seem to commit.  Most of my relationships last about six months, and then I start to pull away. … Read more »

Love Beyond Tragedy

On September 15, 2018 we attended the wedding of Jenn, my brother’s granddaughter.  A few years earlier my sisters and I had been reunited with my brother Lyle and his family, following a long estrangement. When Lyle became ill, we were grateful to Jenn for contacting us and giving us the opportunity to spend some… Read more »

Dear Barb—Setting Up

Dear Barb: Most of my friends have partners, are living together, or married.  I have two friends who are single and in their mid thirties.  They don’t know each other but I think they would be perfect together.  I really want to set them up.  I talked to a few friends who know them both… Read more »

Dear Barb—Caught in a Compromising Situation!

This is the first time I have written into a column like this, but I really need some advice.  I met this wonderful woman and we have been dating for a month.  She has a five-year-old son, whom I have never officially met, but we have seen each other under somewhat awkward circumstances.  I usually… Read more »