Q: I would like your perspective on a ghosting situation. I met "Rose" four years ago in college. We kept in touch even after she transferred to a different college and after I graduated and moved to D.C. Despite a six-year age difference, we've always gotten along and talked almost every day.
Q: My boyfriend and I have been together two years. Some longtime friends of his are planning a group trip to Paris, a city I've always wanted to visit. I flat-out can't afford it this year.
Q: My family is extremely lucky — enough to eat, a safe place to live, health, loving extended family.
Q: I live with my husband in a 750-square-foot apartment in an expensive city. I'm an introvert and I hate having houseguests for more than one or two nights, but my husband has made it clear that his family's visits are priorities. When his sister and her kids come to visit, we give up our bedroom and sleep on …
Q: My partner said something hurtful, which was not meant to hurt me but did. After I explained why it hurt and how I felt, he refused to apologize for hurting my feelings.
Q: Is there a way to help someone else build his social circle? My partner and I are both in our 30s with a fair amount of free time. We do spend quite a bit of time together and go on regular dates.
Q: Can therapy for anger ever really work? My husband is a screamer and a bully when he feels he isn't getting the attention (sex) he "deserves." He agreed to go to individual counseling a few months ago after I issued an ultimatum; we have small children and I wanted to give it one last shot.
Q: My mother frequently asks men to defer to her in situations where I feel that her requests are ridiculous. For instance, at the grocery store, if the person in front of her in line is a man, she will always say, "Excuse me, will you please be a gentleman and let me go ahead of you? Ladies first."