I’m broke–should I move in with my lover?
Dear Sheila, I am a newly divorced female, age forty-three. I live in a small two-bedroom apartment by myself, and sometimes my daughter shares the space with me in between college semesters. I have a newer car and heavy car payments and live where the cost of living takes up the majority of my income. [...]
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Is it time to leave? What to do if you’re cheating on your husband
Dear Sheila, I am thirty-eight, and after being married for a few years, we finally had twins. After the babies were born, my husband and I became distant. Our love life started to fizzle. For our anniversary, my husband and I agreed to do a threesome with another man to bring some excitement back into [...]
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Your Spouse is having an affair: can your marriage be saved?
Dear Betrayed & Confused, It is beautiful that you upheld your agreements and wish to come to amends with your spouse; that shows your integrity and love for your husband. It may be worth the expense to attend a couple’s therapy program or to do a relationship reboot challenge. If your man agrees to talk [...]
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Grandma Discovers That Her Deceased Son Has A Secret Mistress and Baby
Dear Sheila, My adult son David died recently in a motorcycle accident. His death was unexpected and shocking, and we are all heartbroken, especially his wife. My son and I had a long discussion a week before we lost him. David informed me that he was planning to divorce his wife and wanted to build [...]
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Advice On Starting Your Own Business: Don’t quit your day job!
Dear Sheila, I want to start my own business, but I can't financially afford it. I'm scared to get a big loan because if this business doesn't become a success, then I'll be screwed. I can't risk becoming homeless. I have a wife and two kids, but I don't like my job anymore. It has [...]
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Trying to Heal After A Miscarriage
Dear Sheila, My worst fear has happened. I recently had a miscarriage, and I have been having a hard time with it. I can barely get out of bed everyday, and I can't bring myself to get motivated to get back to work. I can't talk to my mom or friends about it because [...]
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Meditation: Is It The Cure to Panic Attacks?
Dear Sheila, I struggle with really bad panic attacks. Sometimes it gets so bad that it gets triggered at work, and I will have to leave because I can't stop crying. I can't live like this anymore. I'm thinking about trying meditation because I want to get in control of my thoughts and my breathing. [...]
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The Struggle of Living With Your Parents As An Adult
Dear Sheila, I feel like I always have to hide who I am around my family. I grew up with conservative Christian parents, and I'm afraid they would hate me if they knew some of the sins I have committed. I had to move back home with them after college because I'm struggling to find [...]
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You’re Young: Go After Your Dreams!
Dear Sheila, I have no idea what to do with my life. I'm in my early 20s, I am a high school dropout. I recently got my GED, but I can't afford to pay for college. I struggle with my mental health, and that has made it difficult for me to keep a job for [...]
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Don’t Overparent: Set Boundaries Instead
Dear Sheila, I'm afraid that my son is a hopeless case. He is impossible to get along with. Every time I see him, we get into an argument. I think I might hate him. He has four kids and can't keep a job, so I'm always lending him money and paying for his rent. He [...]
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