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Dad Considers Interviewing Daughter's Potential Dates

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Q: My 16-year-old daughter has blossomed into a beautiful young lady -- and it seems I'm not the only one who's noticed. She's getting more and more attention from boys her age, and I suspect it won't be long before she'll be dating. As her dad, what's my role in interacting with and vetting any potential suitors?

Jim: Well, I strongly advise ...Read more

Adult Child Of Alcoholic Addresses Concerns With Family

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Q: I grew up in a home with an alcoholic father. I've abstained from alcohol because of it, but are there other issues I should be concerned about? I don't want this part of my past affecting my own family.

Jim: As someone who's also been influenced by painful and dysfunctional family experiences, I admire your courage in wanting to confront ...Read more

Sexual Desire Does Not Necessarily Wane With Age

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Q: Does sexual fulfillment decrease as we get older? My spouse and I are in our 60s, and I'm concerned normal aging issues might have negative implications for our relationship in the bedroom.

Jim: Many people seem to believe that libido inevitably fades with age, and that elderly couples who are still interested in sex are abnormal. This idea ...Read more

Single Woman Wants Mother To Mind Her Own Business

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Q: Is it appropriate for my mom to demand that I -- a 30-something independent woman -- allow her to "vet" the men in my life? She insists it's her prerogative and responsibility as a parent. I have a potential suitor who's visiting from out of town, and my mother says she needs four hours alone with him so that she can "check him over" and "...Read more


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