Friday, May 29, 2015

Sex, Love, and Dating

Q: My father-in-law, who lives with us, asked me if my husband and I were having sex because he said he hadn't heard any noises coming from our bedroom.
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I got married this year to a wonderful man. During the day, things are great. But at night, he snores loudly and keeps me awake. I've done everything I can to deal with it: I wear industrial earplugs, use a white-noise machine, and take sleep aids.
Question: I've been dating a woman steadily for four months. Late last year, she dated another man for about six weeks, and they were quickly intimate. Then he broke it off with her because he supposedly was still hung up over his ex. Then he contacted her with a phony apology, and they again were intimate until he broke it off with her again.
Question: My wife and I live by different schools of thought. I believe if something is worth doing, it's worth doing right, and I put lots of time, energy, and resources into things I plan.
DEAR ABBY: I am a young woman who proposed to my high-school sweetheart after graduating from college. It may seem odd for a woman to do, but I initiated our relationship in high school and then attended an all-women's college.
Question: Two close friends of mine have decided they want to explore a relationship together. Great! The problem? One was in a relationship and had to exit it to pursue these newfound feelings.
After a couple breaks up, there’s a tendency to view the relationship as having “failed.”
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Brandon" for three years. I'm 19, going to a four-year college and I'm planning to move in with him.
Q: We're newly married. My husband and I have a great sex life, but the last couple of times he complained afterward of having awful headaches. What's that about?
Question: How can I approach lunch with my self-absorbed sister who is visiting from out of town when I am in the midst of separating from my self-absorbed husband? I probably won't mention my separation because she will have a random friend with her. What can I say to myself to keep from screaming?
Question: For almost a decade now, I have been close friends with an incredibly kind, compassionate, sweet, and altogether special man. We have been spending a great deal of time together, and I am beginning to envision a romantic future with him. He has alluded to wanting to take our relationship to the next level.
 
Couple's push-pull over social drinking