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Son Doesn't Like Mom Dating

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Q: I'm a divorced single mom trying to find another relationship and develop a social life. But my young son doesn't like to "share" me with anyone else. He disliked my last boyfriend so much that I was forced to end the relationship. What can I do?

Jim: Re-entering the dating arena can be a real challenge for single parents. We usually ...Read more

Sharing Financial Assets Is Important

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Q: My fiancé and I are looking forward to getting married. But we've run into a conflict concerning finances. Should we have joint or separate checking accounts after we're married?

Jim: You'll hear various opinions on this question. In my mind, a "yours and mine" mentality isn't conducive to a healthy, happy marriage. A husband and wife...Read more

Helping At Home After Returning To Work

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Q: Working from home during the pandemic was a revelation for me about what my wife does as a stay-at-home mom caring for two little kids. Now that I'm back at the office, how can I continue to help shoulder the load?

Jim: A lot of guys got that wake-up call over the last year-and-a-half, while moms are saying, "It's about time!" Here are a few...Read more

Family Faces Pressure To Succeed

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Q: My husband was an excellent athlete growing up, and now so is our son. But the boy doesn't enjoy playing because of the pressure he gets from Dad to perform. This is becoming a real source of tension in our home. What can I do?

Jim: I grew up enjoying and benefitting from sports, so in many ways I can understand your husband's eagerness to ...Read more



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