The right to bear arms is a different topic from a woman's right to her own body.
Can you ever encourage your messy and disorganised other half to become a tidy person? So long as you know the difference between “encouraging” and “nagging.” Let’s define “messy” and “disorganized.” Some people’s places look very neat on the outside, but the minute you open a closet door things fall out. There is no order… Continue reading Encouraging vs Nagging
What are some practical tips for dealing with aggressive people if you are a shy or nonaggressive person who can become easily frightened? Without knowing more about you and the reason for your fears, it is hard to list the things that will definitely work for you. Some general things: learn the cause of your… Continue reading Boundaries for Self-Preservation
Should I be concerned if a 13-year-old keeps tagging along with my 18-year-old and her friends? She isn’t a younger sibling or relative. The girl’s parents seem absent. I have seen some sexualized or unruly behaviors from her. I would feel concern for the girl, definitely. However, if she is tagging along with older girls… Continue reading 13-Year-Old Tag-Along
How do you deal with a person making false accusations behind your back? In my experience, there’s not much I can do. I can try to chase down the false accusations but this calls for all kinds of devious behaviour on my part, such as snooping and gossiping. It will also make people defensive and/or… Continue reading False Accusations Behind Your Back
One of my male classmates walked up to me and said that his friend likes me. (I don’t know them, I’m not even sure which one.) How can I tell if he does like me or if this is just a joke? What should I do? (Age range: 13/14) Ignore it. If the guy is… Continue reading Ignore Contact by Proxy
Does a girl that's really interested in a guy genuinely forget to reply to his messages and repeatedly cancel dates? I'm just confused because when we do hang out, it's always such a great time. Maybe she’s feeling guilty and making up for it. She’s definitely sending mixed messages. I’m tempted to think she’s got… Continue reading Confusing Messages from Girlfriend
How can you tell the difference between a healthy relationship and a toxic one at the beginning? You probably can’t unless you know the person well ahead of time. Relationships are complex issues. You don’t have a relationship on Day 1 when you first meet.Both of you bring a developed character full of personality traits… Continue reading Healthy vs Toxic Relationships
What are some tips to help a person move on from a toxic relationship? Realize that the relationship is toxic.Identify the toxic elements.Set up personal boundaries to protect yourself from those toxic elements.When/if you leave, set more boundaries in place to protect yourself from wanting to go back and to protect yourself from your ex’s… Continue reading Moving on from Toxic Relationship
The seventeenth 9/11 anniversary draws nigh. The world changed that day, never to be the same.