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My Husband Asked for Scandalous Photos from a Girl on Snapchat: Advice?

My Husband Asked for Scandalous Photos from a Girl on Snapchat: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her husband. She says she accidentally learned that her husband requested scandalous photos from a girl he apparently friends with on the popular social media app, Snapchat. She found a saved conversation in which her husband was replying to a photo of the girl, who was in a barely-there outfit, in which he asked why she had not sent the photos to him directly. How should she confront her husband?

I'm Worried About the Health and Safety of a Family Member's Baby: Should I Step In?

I’m Worried About the Health and Safety of a Family Member’s Baby: Should I Step In?

A woman writes in asking for advice about a family member’s baby. She says she is not a mom herself, but the health and safety of a family member’s 8-month-old baby have her concerned. Though she had a “falling out” with this family member, she keeps up with them via social media. She is concerned about what they feed their baby, how the baby sleeps, and some other situations they’ve put the baby in, at least according to photos they’ve shared. Is it her business to step in and say something?

Money Issues: Would It Be Wrong to Tell My Child's Father to Keep Him for the Summer Due to Financial Problems?

Would It Be Wrong to Tell My Child’s Father to Keep Him for the Summer Due to Financial Problems?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her son and her son’s father, whom she is no longer with. She says that she has not been together with her son’s father for a long time; they did not work out as a couple. According to this mom, she eventually lost primary custody of her son, who elected to live with his father after being “showered” with gifts. She was supposed to have her son this summer, but her ex refuses to provide any financial support, even for groceries for their son, when she has them, which puts this mom in a financially impossible situation.

My Fiancé's Teenage Son Is Cruel to Our Toddler Daughter: Advice?

My Fiancé’s Teenage Son Is Cruel to Our Toddler Daughter: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her stepson, a 15-year-old boy, who she says is mean to the daughter she shares with her fiancé. Her fiancé’s son, she says, is constantly hurting and scaring their daughter. He pushes her down. Or he does something else troublesome and tries to blame the toddler. He has repeatedly scared her at night after she’s been put to bed. Her fiancé has tried to speak with his son, and though it has helped, some of the behavior still continues.

8 Gender Reveals Gone Hilariously Wrong

8 Gender Reveals Gone Hilariously Wrong

Gender reveals are all the rage and an exciting way to find out whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Couples plan thoughtful – and sometimes elaborate – ways to find out the news, including popping balloons filled with pink or blue confetti, cutting into cakes filled with pink or blue buttercream, or staging gender reveal parties in their backyards. Most of the time, the plans work out great, but every once in awhile, things don’t go exactly according to plan, leading to hilarious, though very disappointing, gender reveals.

Should My Fiancé and I Stay Together for the Kids?

Should My Fiancé and I Stay Together for the Kids?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship with her fiancé. She says her fiancé, who is not her children’s biological father, is a great stepfather, but she feels their relationship has reached the end of the line. She is tempted to stay together for the kids‘ sake, since he has a good relationship with them, but is unsure if that is wise. If they break up, her fiancé will likely leave the area and not see the children anymore, which would likely cause them pain. Advice? YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: My Boyfriend Is Amazing But I’m Still Not Happy: Do I Owe It To Our Daughter to Stay With Him? A member of the community asks: “I am trying to make things work with my fiancé for my kids but I want to split up: Advice? I have been with my fiancé for a little over four years now. He is great with my kids, and my youngest child even calls him dad. for about the last year, things have been really off between us, and we’ve tried working it out, but I think this is the end of the line for us. I am honestly only with him …

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I No Longer Have Romantic Feelings for My Husband Even Though He's a Great Partner and Dad: Advice?

I No Longer Have Romantic Feelings for My Husband Even Though He’s a Great Partner and Dad: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship with her husband. She says that she no longer feels a romantic connection with her husband; instead, she only sees him as a friend. He’s a good man and a good father, she says, but the romantic spark is gone. They are currently living separately so that she can spend some time exploring her feelings, and they are already in therapy together. She feels torn between her head and her heart. Any advice for her?

My Mother-in-Law, with Whom I Have a Terrible Relationship, Was Diagnosed with Cancer: Can I Still Cut Her Out of My Life?

My Mother-in-Law, With Whom I Have a Toxic Relationship, Was Diagnosed with Cancer: Can I Still Cut Her Out of My Life?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her mother-in-law. This mom has had a truly terrible relationship with her mother-in-law, to the point where they pretty much cut off all contact. Now, though, her mother-in-law has cancer, and this mom is wondering if it would be wrong to continue excluding her MIL from her life. Both she and her husband (her MIL’s son) are conflicted and don’t know what to do, given the toxic nature of the relationship.

When Should I Tell My Daughter About Her Biological Father?

When Should I Tell My Daughter About Her Biological Father?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 7-year-old daughter. She says that her daughter has ever only really known one father, who is not her biological father. Her biological father has never been in her life. Her fiancé, however, has been in her daughter’s life as “Papa” for six years. Her daughter, though, is starting to ask questions about why she doesn’t look like her mom and dad. Now, this mom is wondering: Is now a good time to tell her daughter about her biological dad?

My Boyfriend Is Amazing But I'm Still Not Happy: Do I Owe It To Our Daughter to Stay With Him?

My Boyfriend Is Amazing But I’m Still Not Happy: Do I Owe It To Our Daughter to Stay With Him?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship with her boyfriend. She says her boyfriend is great — not abusive, a good father, a supportive partner — but she is still not happy with him. She is wondering if she owes it to their 6-month-old daughter to stay with him, despite the fact she feels like starting her own life without him.

How Do I Tell My Fiancé I Absolutely Hate the Engagement Ring He Bought Me?

How Do I Tell My Fiancé I Absolutely Hate the Engagement Ring He Bought Me?

A woman writes in asking for advice about her engagement ring. She says her now-fiancé bought her an engagement ring which she “absolutely hates.” She wants to know the best way to tell him that she doesn’t like the ring, preferably without hurting his feelings or causing a problem overall.

Actress Lisa Kudrow Opens Up About the Rules She Put in Place at Her Mother's Funeral in Time of Coronavirus

Actress Lisa Kudrow Opens Up About the Rules She Put in Place at Her Mother’s Funeral in Time of Coronavirus

Former Friends actress Lisa Kudrow revealed she felt like a monster at her mother’s funeral due to the stringent rules she had to put in place in order to keep everyone else safe and healthy. According to E! News, Kudrow’s mother passed away in February, for reasons unrelated to coronavirus, but due to COVID-19, the actress had to make specific changes to her mom’s funeral service.

My Partner Thinks He's Always Right and Has a Bad Attitude: Should I Leave?

My Partner Thinks He’s Always Right and Has a Bad Attitude: Should I Leave?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her partner. She says that her partner always thinks he is right and has a bad attitude. He thinks his opinion on everything — from raising their daughter to finances — is the right one and refuses to listen to hers. He nags, he curses at her. This mom is at the point where she wants to take her daughter and leave, but she says she has nowhere to go.