Life Advice



Daughter Loses Motivation At End Of Senior Year

Life Advice / Sense & Sensitivity /

DEAR HARRIETTE: My child has duped me, and it doesn't feel good. She has always been an excellent student -- up until this semester. One class in particular has been tough for her, and her grades reflect her struggle. I have asked her about it repeatedly, including trying to find out if we should get a tutor to help her do better. She has ...Read more

Mother Always Late Relieving Babysitter

Life Advice / Sense & Sensitivity /

DEAR HARRIETTE: The mother of the kids I babysit is consistently coming home late. She is a single mother with two children. It's been really hard to want to continue working for her when I feel like she isn't respectful of my time. I didn't think much of it when she came home late the first few times, but she's been doing it every night for a ...Read more

Executorship Leads To Hassles

Life Advice / Sense & Sensitivity /

DEAR HARRIETTE: A friend of mine passed away recently, but not before asking me to handle all of her affairs. I quickly stepped in to help, got a lawyer and all of the other things needed to make sure she was set. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, her former partner came to me asking for money. He said he had bought a house with her years before, ...Read more

Apathy Toward Anniversary Shows Need To Talk

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DEAR HARRIETTE: My anniversary is coming up, and I don't care. My husband and I have been bickering so much that I honestly don't even know if I want to stay married anymore. The last thing I want to do is pretend that everything is peachy when half the time I am burning up inside.

Part of me feels bad, though. We have been married for a long ...Read more

Ex's New Girlfriend Looks Familiar

Life Advice / Sense & Sensitivity /

DEAR HARRIETTE: My ex is dating someone who looks exactly like me. I know that it is common to have preferences when it comes to appearance, but I think that it is strange for him to date a woman who looks so similar to me. Several people have pointed out our similarities. I know that it doesn't have much to do with me, but it is so obvious that...Read more



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