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”.
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.
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.
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.
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, [...]