Q: Lately I've noticed I've become an angry, suspicious, negative person. I want to tell everyone off. I'd like to blame it on the social media-Twitter-outrage culture and the general coarsening of public discourse. But maybe I'm just becoming a cranky old man.
Q: I found out my husband was having an affair, though he refuses to admit they slept together.
Q: My mom recently had a high-up-there milestone birthday. I organized a dinner at her house with my siblings who live nearby, since one has a newborn and isn't taking her out in public yet.
Q: How do you deal with your partner's emotional affair? Wait until this phase is over, or tell him I have noticed things? I am afraid talking about this will make me look jealous and possessive. I am not. I feel hurt and lonely because he is distancing from me. If he truly wanted to be with her, I would quietly …
Q: I wonder how to help my children embrace their own likes and dislikes without succumbing to pressures from peers.
Q: I am casually sleeping with a guy; neither of us is serious about each other, and we have openly discussed our "relationship."
Q: I am retired and live alone. Although my daughter lives nearby, I rarely see or hear from her. If I text her a question, she will usually answer in as few words as possible. A phone call is very rare.
Q: I wrote in a few weeks ago about my stepmother-in-law, who claps at me when she wants the baby. I'm working on using your advice but wanted to ask a follow-up about some strategies for spending a weekend in a small home with someone you want to (sorry) chuck out a window.