Dear Carolyn: I've always considered myself an independent person. I am a married, full-time working mother of two young children, so I've got my hands full, but I've always prided myself on striking a balance between work and family.
Updated: January 24, 2010, - 02:23 PM
What to do when she wants to get married and he doesn't see the need?
Updated: January 03, 2010, - 05:16 PM
Dear Carolyn: My co-worker is in her mid-30s, has some health issues, isn't married, doesn't make much (we have the same kind of position, so I know), and is pregnant. She doesn't even care for her pets properly. But she wanted this baby so much -- her emphasis -- and wants everybody's good opinion on this. Not bad or different, just good.
Updated: December 06, 2009, - 05:13 PM
Dear Carolyn: I share custody of my 3 1/2-year-old daughter with my ex-wife, who got remarried last year. Her new husband describes himself as a "nice guy," and is overtly hoping that somehow I fail as a father so he can be "daddy." The divorce was anything but amicable. While things have been relatively smooth for the past nine months, I still hear my daughter from time to time refer to him as "daddy." I reinforce she has only one daddy but this is really getting old.
Updated: November 15, 2009, - 07:54 PM
While I'm away, readers give the advice.
Updated: September 06, 2009, - 01:57 PM
Dear Carolyn: Some friends of mine had been talking up this guy they thought would be perfect for me, so I finally went on a blind date with him. It turns out he's black, and while I am not racist and have no problem with interracial dating in general, it's not for me. I just prefer to date white guys.
Updated: August 30, 2009, - 02:48 PM
A home improvement project turns into a stress pit.
Updated: August 09, 2009, - 04:28 PM
Dear Carolyn: I am 38 and about to finally tie the knot with someone. I am deeply in love with this guy, whom I have known for some time. However, he is currently involved in old relationships -- mostly old girlfriends from college. This part of him is very private and he does not allow me to enter. He says, "Everyone is entitled to a private life."
Updated: July 19, 2009, - 05:36 PM
Dear Carolyn: I am in a great relationship, with a very supportive wife whom I love, married for 2 1/2 years, and we just had a baby. However, I am still in contact with my high school sweetheart. We e-mail on birthdays, special occasions and holidays, but that's it; we haven't even seen each other in four years, and my wife knows about the e-mails.
Updated: July 12, 2009, - 01:30 PM