Everyone’s a Critic

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Family, Popular, Relationships, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have a grown son who recently came out as gay. I love him dearly, but I’m from a conservative family and being gay just “isn’t done”.

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Weighting for Godot’s Goat

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , |

My fiancé criticizes me all the time about my weight. I have struggled with it for years, and am probably now at the heaviest I have ever been. I’ve had a lot of stress at work, and my only brother passed away a year ago. My fiancé is very conscious about looks, though he himself is quite overweight.

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All In The Family Politics

By | October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This is a really difficult election season for me and my family. Some of my family members support the GOP, but I am more liberal-leaning. I just had an argument with my father-in-law about politics and it was very uncomfortable.

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Good Time To Become An Ex-Pat?

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

I am retired and on a limited income. I am considering moving out of the country to a more affordable place, one of the options being an ex-pat town in Mexico, or a town in rural Italy.

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Independence Days Are Here To Stay

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

I have two teenage/young adult sons - 17 and 20 - and am realizing that relating to them at this age can sometimes be challenging.

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Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Emma, I was recently laid off from my corporate job of 10 years, and am being very frugal while I look for another position. In the meantime, my adult daughter says I should just live with her. She is married and has two young children. Should I give up my home? At 57, [...]

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