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Friday, October 20, 2017

Parenting & Relationships

Tell Me About It: Attention-needy friend crosses the line

Attention-needy friend crosses the lineQ: I’ve had a crush on my brother’s friend for years. I invited him to the birthday party I threw for my brother, and I also invited my best friend. Bestie had never met Crush before, but she knew of my crush. T...
Published: 10/20/17
Dia de los Muertos celebration in Dunedin canceled this year by hurricane

Dia de los Muertos celebration in Dunedin canceled this year by hurricane

Chalk up one more closure to Hurricane Irma: The huge Dia de los Muertos Fiesta originally planned for Saturday in Dunedin has been scrapped for what would have been its 25th year. Tina Avila, the co-owner of the funky Dunedin restaurant Casa Tina th...
Published: 10/19/17

Tell Me About It: Zero tolerance for hostile sister-in-law

Zero tolerance for hostile sister-in-lawQ: My husband’s sister hasn’t liked me since the day we met. I’m not sure entirely why — if there’s a reason, neither my mother-in-law nor husband will admit to knowing it. Over the last four years I dismissed ...
Published: 10/19/17

Tell Me About It: Husband reckless with pregnancy news

Husband reckless with pregnancy newsQ: Sadly, I lost a wanted pregnancy at about 8 weeks. Against my wishes, my husband had already told many of his friends and relatives about the pregnancy. He did not know "waiting till the second trimester" was a ...
Published: 10/18/17
Find A Friend: Parker, the puppy

Find A Friend: Parker, the puppy

Parker the puppy’s never had a bad hair day. She and her flawless 5-week old littermates can soon leave the nest to seek new families, but the happiest ending of all is that mama gets a new home, too. Because great rescue groups don’t leave moms behi...
Published: 10/17/17
Updated: 10/19/17
We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate ‘space things’ like ‘Star Wars’ vs. ‘Star Trek’

We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate ‘space things’ like ‘Star Wars’ vs. ‘Star Trek’

Neil deGrasse Tyson is making a habit out of visiting Tampa.Last fall he was here talking film in An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies. On Thursday, he’ll be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to perform An Astrophysicist Reads the Newspaper...
Published: 10/17/17

Tell Me About It: Son-in-law feels parents are too involved

Son-in-law feels parents are too involvedQ: Our son-in-law recently lodged a complaint that our daughter shared: that we are "far too involved" in their personal business. It makes him uncomfortable to know his wife talks to her parents about much of...
Published: 10/17/17

Tell Me About It: Adjusting to boyfriend’s busy schedule

Adjusting to boyfriend’s busy schedule Q: My boyfriend and I moved in together two months ago. I feel comfortable discussing issues and feelings with him.Although, I have always struggled with bringing up things that make me upset (I’m working with a...
Published: 10/16/17
Updated: 10/17/17

Tell Me About It: Son wants to help womanizing father

Son wants to help womanizing fatherQ: I’m wondering the best way to confront my father about his behavior in respect to women. I’m the 25-year-old eldest of my father’s five children. My sister and I were conceived with my mother, who left him some 2...
Published: 10/16/17

Tell Me About It: Asking permission to marry is antiquated

Asking permission to marry is antiquatedQ: I plan to ask my girlfriend’s father for permission to marry his daughter. How early is this commonly done before proposing and, if possible, should it be in person? I’m not planning on proposing for another...
Published: 10/15/17