He Says: Elizabeth has turned into Bridezilla. One bridesmaid has quit the wedding, and I am pretty close myself. How do I get my sweet love back before we end up canceling the wedding?
Dan Says: My dear wife, Susan, is beginning to show signs of dementia. I am at my wits' end - she won't get help and I don't know what to do.
She Says: "I just forget things now and then"
Susan Says: I forget a few things but I am not crazy! Why is Dan doing this to me?
What do they do?
As we age, there are bound to be some forgetful moments because our brain chemistry changes over time. We like to think of it as nature’s way of slowing us down in our multi-tasking lifestyle.
Justin’s parents really seem to hate me at times. They ignore me at dinners and talk over my head as if I am not there because I disagree with them politically. Do we really have to spend Thanksgiving with them?
He Says: They just don’t like her politics
Sarah is exaggerating. My parents don’t approve of her politics, true, but they don’t actually hate her. I think they ignore her because they don’t know what to say. These are my parents and I want to see them on the holidays. I think Sarah can buck up for a few days a year.
I found out that Brooke told her best friend about a fight we had. I feel betrayed – isn’t this gossip?
She Says: I need to talk out my feelings.
I needed to talk out my feelings and my best friend has always been there for me. I think Mark needs to recognize the difference between gossip and confiding.
Sally says: Jack is absolutely obsessed with his iPhone. It doesn’t matter where we are, he is always pulling it out to check texts, the weather, his email, you name it. He even had it out during Mass the other day! I am tired of taking a backseat to a tiny computer.
Jim says: I was really enjoying our empty nest after the last chick had flown the coop. But now one of our kids has come home to roost. And it is causing us no end of conflict, because I want him to figure out what he’s doing and move out again. Sheila is loving having someone to coddle.
Callie says: How can Joe think that hiking and camping constitute a vacation? That sounds like torture, especially when we can afford to do something nice. I don’t want separate vacations; I just want him to come along with me to the beach.
Karen says: I am really happy that Josh got some counseling and is turning his life around. But his behavior made me feel belittled. I am ready for divorce.
He Says: "I want to save our marriage, but she wants a divorce."
Josh says: I have had some anger issues and have taken them out on my wife. She got tired of me yelling and asked for a separation. I have been in counseling and am a changed man. I want to save our marriage, but Karen wants a divorce.
Kathy says: Our daughter just informed us she is planning to marry a young man out on the beach – with some Internet-ordained “minister” conducting the ceremony. We raised her as a Catholic, and I know this is not a valid marriage. I’m not sure we should even attend, but Terry disagrees.