Life Advice



Barton Goldsmith: The emotional and financial stresses of the 2020 pandemic

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If you are not financially and emotionally stressed in the current environment, then you are either very blessed or in very deep denial. None of us has seen anything like this. We can look to history, but so much has changed that very little of how they got through the last world pandemic will work for us now.

We got out of the Great Depression...Read more

Barton Goldsmith: Neighborly helping hands

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My neighbor Stu is a car guy. He toys with, details, and drives his new Range Rover with such pride, it's like a member of the family. On most days, rain or shine, you can find him working on his car, making it even nicer. It's his thing, and I appreciate it, but it kind of makes me look bad, because our SUV has seen much better days in its 12 ...Read more

Erika Ettin: A few more coronavirus dating questions

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People have been asking me about trends I'm seeing in dating while coronavirus is going on, and I thought my readers might be interested in the responses:

Question: Do you see any trends in who's been amenable to switching to FaceTime/video dates versus who's decided to postpone things? Does it seem generational, or gendered?

Answer: It's ...Read more