Posts Tagged: relationships

Dear Barb—Baby Steps

Dear Barb: I have gotten myself into a bad situation and I’m not really sure what to do about it.  My ex and I had been dating for two years when we broke up.  Then I started dating Jay, we get along great and have a lot of fun.  Last month I was at a… Read more »

Dear Barb—Slim Shading

Dear Barb: Hi, I read your column every week and love it! Myself and three other girls grew up together and remain good friends.  We are now in our thirties and we have all had weight issues.  We’ve tried various diets and procedures to lose weight and initially the weight comes off, but eventually it… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Ex Factor

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year.  Prior to dating Jay I was involved in a serious relationship for five years and we had planned to eventually marry.  My ex was everything I wanted; I loved him tremendously.  But he cheated on me and I was devastated.  Even though… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Ties that Don’t Bind

Dear Barb: My adult son has cut off all ties with me and I am devastated! Since his dad and I divorced my son and I have always had issues.  There seems to be a tension between us, almost like he is blaming me for the divorce.  I did make the choice to leave the… Read more »

Dear Barb—Take a Second

Dear Barb: I have been dating this great guy for six months.  He has two young children and is a widower who lost this wife two years ago.  I have met his children and we have gone on a few outings.  They are not very receptive to me and tend to cling to their dad. … Read more »

Dear Barb—Bank On It

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married for three years and I just found out he has a bank account that I did not know anything about.  I discovered it when I went on the computer to check our mutual bank account.  I noticed in the bookmarks there was a link to a… Read more »

Dear Barb—Boudoir Bargaining

Dear Barb: After reading The Voice a few weeks ago, I left my computer open to the article by Barbara Lehtiniemi, “More than a Mouthful.” My husband read the article and saw this as an opportunity for us to talk about a subject I’m fairly closed about.  Although I have done it simply to make… Read more »

50 Ways to Leave your Lover

Concluding you need to end a romantic relationship is never an easy decision.  No matter how long you’ve invested in the partnership, it’s hard to let someone down easy.  However, there may come a day when it becomes glaringly obvious it must be done.  For example, when your boyfriend knows a little too much about… Read more »

Dear Barb—Picking the Right Guy

Dear Barb: I am dating this awesome guy.  He’s great looking, has money, and a charismatic personality.  All my friends think I am so lucky to be dating Derrick.  The problem is I’m attracted to someone else, but I don’t want to end my relationship with Derrick and then regret it after.  The guy I’m… Read more »