Tag: Tell Me About It

Dear Carolyn: What is the best way for my family to try to spend zero discretionary money, due to a most likely job layoff, without having to tell everyone in our circle? The last few…

Dear Carolyn: How can I socialize when I can’t talk about my life without people freaking out? I admit my life is stressful, but other people have lives that are just as, if not more…

Dear Carolyn: What do I do when my friends are hurting and I can’t do anything to help them? I don’t have a lot of friends, but right now all of them are in various…

Dear Carolyn: My sister and I are both divorced. For several years we’ve been getting together about once a week to drink wine and kvetch about work, kids, current events. Now she has a boyfriend.…

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I disagree about covid precautions and have reached the point where we’re constantly fighting about it. I am more conservative and trying to have contact with only a few families…

Dear Carolyn: During the 1980s, my husband had several affairs. I stuck it out and successfully raised our children despite all the problems. I know of an affair with someone who still lives in the…

(Adapted from a recent online discussion.) Dear Carolyn: I work as a guidance counselor. Because of extenuating circumstances, I took in a 17-year-old boy to live with our family. He is a good kid who…

Dear Carolyn: My partner made an offhand comment this week that if life had to remain this way indefinitely — sheltering in place — he would probably decide it was “not worth living.” I understood…

Hi, Carolyn: I’m a millennial feeling overwhelmingly hopeless lately. Between the children suffering in concentration camps, impending climate disaster and a government that is utterly ineffective and controlled by a handful of people who make…

Dear Carolyn: I have a parent in an assisted-living facility with an illness that will cause death soon, regardless of covid-19. This is and has been incredibly difficult on my other parent. My job involves…