Q: If at the end of an evening together I invite a man into my apartment, why does he always assume I want to sleep with him? Often I just want to continue the conversation, maybe over a glass of wine. For some reason, men think I'm inviting them in for sex. It ends up being awkward and embarrassing. How can I make it clear that's not the case without alienating him?
Q: I am an attractive, intelligent woman in her mid-60s who looks 50. I meet men all the time. We communicate on the phone and have a great conversation. Then I meet them for dinner, we have great communication and they don't want to leave. We discuss many subjects and find common interests and values.
Q: My teenage son and I have lived alone together ever since his bum of a dad walked out on us five years ago. A couple of months ago, I met someone, and my son is so rude to my boyfriend that I'm afraid it's going to mess things up between us. It got so bad the other day that I told my son that he has to behave or leave. He went in his room and shut the door. He's been avoiding me ever since. I don't like the tension that's in our home now, but I'm not sure what to do about it.
IN HONOR of Valentine's Day, we asked Steve and Mia to share excerpts from their favorite columns: Q: My husband lately has been spending all his free time preparing for his fantasy-baseball draft. I didn't expect the honeymoon to last forever, but I refuse to be a sports widow at age 28.
Q: MY SON and his bride are having a simple wedding - marrying with just two witnesses present, followed by a dinner for immediate family and one or two friends. That's their wish, and I respect it. The problem? They don't want to invite my late father's
Q: Every spring, my guy gets with some of his buddies for a trip to the Dominican Republic. He was doing it before he met me and has never offered to include me. I have a sneaking suspicion as to why. I think they're going to see prostitutes. When I ask h