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
Dear Carolyn: I've never written in before because I've always thought myself very self-aware -- until now. I emerged from an abusive relationship about two years ago, and have dated some since, but nothing with any real potential.
Updated: May 31, 2009, - 01:53 PM
Dear Carolyn: I want to take a golf trip to Ireland with the boys -- my girlfriend is inexplicably fuming that I have not taken a trip with her in the year we've been together. Should I have gone overseas with her first?
Updated: November 02, 2007, - 01:53 PM
Dear Carolyn: My very good male friend was retelling some troubling stories to me about his fiancée's behavior toward his family. My friend says she's become increasingly paranoid and resentful toward them for no logical reason (swearing that they "hate" her and refusing contact), and the episodes he was recounting reflected that.
Updated: November 02, 2007, - 12:03 PM