Give partner’s sober, unexpected reunion a shot4 minute read Preview 2:02 AM CDT
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: We arrived up at our cabin and were greeted by a man, who was already moving stuff into the rental cabin next door. The man said hello to me like he knew me, but I drew a blank. He was a totally bald man, athletic build and very tall. Then he spoke my first name and said, “Don’t you recognize me?”
I still didn’t. So, he said, like some kind of joke, “Then I’m not going to tell you.” I shrugged my shoulders and said, “So be it!” Then I went into our cabin. Two hours later my husband drove up and he said, “You’ll never guess who’s renting next door!” And I said, “Go ahead, tell me!”
He replied, “My old drinking buddy from way back in college. When he found out about this one beside us, he thought it’d be fun to come up with his wife and stay next door.” I must have looked sick.
He quickly added, “By the way, he quit drinking long ago, so no worries.” I’ve done nothing but worry since. My husband is finally sober now, and I want to keep him that way. Please help!
Marriage not the best place for your restless libido4 minute read Preview Yesterday at 2:00 AM CDT
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: Our king-sized bed is a wasteland. I look across those expensive silk sheets and see my wife’s back and her beautiful long black hair. She sleeps naked — but no big deal, as she wants nothing to do with me anymore!
Why? Well apparently, I committed an unforgivable sin. I brought home another woman when my wife was out of town seeing her sick mother. When the old bat suddenly took a turn for the better, my wife unexpectedly flew home early to surprise me!
Unfortunately there was another woman in our big bed. Then, all hell broke out. My wife says she wants me out, and she’s going to take me for every cent I’ve got. And the other woman isn’t even taking my calls.
How can I get out of this problem? Deep down, I want my wife back. I love her, and she knows that! I just need a little harmless variety once in a while. Is there a way for me to get her back?
Don’t leave your love life languishing in limbo4 minute read Preview Thursday, Jun. 1, 2023
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My new girlfriend used to be an enthusiastic participant in our love life — jumping in her shower when she got home from university, and then racing over to my place on her bicycle. She’d already be excited, and bringing new ideas to the bedroom.
Now she acts like she has to put on a show, but her heart isn’t in it.
From the outset she made me agree our relationship would be primarily sexual, and I stupidly agreed. I’m afraid to ask her what’s going on, because I fear the worst.
She has a new female friend (we’re both bisexual women) at her summer job. This other woman’s stupid nickname comes up way too often for my comfort.
Call leering brother-in-law out with hubby in earshot4 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 31, 2023
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: My husband is a good guy, but his single brother is a creep! He’s always staring at my long legs and at the bodies of other women in the family. I have asked my husband to take him to task for his behaviour but he doesn’t want to rock the boat, as he only has one brother.
What should I say to this guy? I don’t want it to become a personal vendetta. It’d be so much better if my husband would do something! What is wrong with my man?
— Creep Problem, St. Vital
Dear Problem: Your husband may be afraid of losing a brother forever, but is so sure of your love that he’s not afraid of losing you, even if he doesn’t act.
Don’t make big hairy deal of son’s bonehead move5 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 30, 2023
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: My son and his two buddies shaved their hair right off! My son had thick, black, beautiful, curly hair. Now he has none. It looks terrible. My eyes filled with tears when I first saw it. I couldn’t help it!
This morning he saw me staring at him, and quickly averted his eyes, saying, “I know, Mom. I hate it too! I’m growing it back.” Then he took out a dirty old baseball cap — and it fell down to his ears without any hair! Then I really cried. How do I handle this?
— Shocked Mama, St. Vital
Dear Shocked: Your son’s hair won’t grow back any faster if you berate him. Try to imagine the future and your son telling the story of shaving his head and what you kindly said to help him get past it — even though you were shocked. Then, play that role by saying in a quiet voice, “Luckily, it will grow back. It’s going to be OK, dear — it’s just hair.”
Sharing sexual fantasies is no laughing matter5 minute read Preview Monday, May. 29, 2023
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: I told my new boyfriend about one of my kinky fantasies and now he makes jokes about it all the time. It wasn’t easy for me to talk about it, but I really love him, and I thought I could trust him. When I told him the details about it, he said it wasn’t his particular fantasy, but that everything was still all good between us. Right.
He hasn’t said anything to anyone else as far as I know, but he brings it up to tease me, and I blush. What should I say to him? We’ve only been together four months. If I can’t reveal all of my sexuality, are we doomed in the end?
— Regret Trusting Him, St. James
Dear Regret: Four months is a bit too short a time to develop the kind of trust you need. Plus, you know this particular guy will tease you about any sexual fantasy that makes him feel nervous. He’s a bad bet for you. The good news is that summer is coming, which is the best season of the year for finding new romance, if not love. Don’t waste more of your warm-weather time on him.
Real-world connection could offer more fulfilment4 minute read Preview Sunday, May. 28, 2023
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I’m a bigger girl who likes to have sex, and I usually don’t have any problems with attracting guys online. But now, there’s a bad problem and I’m spiralling downward. I usually ask guys I’m attracted to if they want to hook up, because I’m direct like that, but last week I asked a man who was a big, tall guy, basically in my league, and he told me in a cool voice, “I don’t sleep with big girls.”
He didn’t say fat, and he didn’t call me ugly, but his nonchalant way of rejecting me just made me feel like I didn’t exist — or that I did for a moment, only to be verbally slapped away. Help! I’m losing my confidence.
— Losing My Mojo, Winnipeg
Dear Losing: Unfortunately, it only takes one bad sexual hookup to mess up a person for a long time. It’s time to examine your approach and make some changes. You’ve been offering yourself for instant sex to guys you like the look of online, with no need for a relationship. This guy turned around and acted like you were a robot with no feelings — just a service offered to him, but not in the right size.