Advice from Melissa: How do I address my boyfriend’s laziness in our home?

Advice from Melissa: How do I address my boyfriend’s laziness in our home?

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend and I just moved in together. When he lived on his own, he always kept his apartment moderately clean and generally taken care of. Now that we are living together, he seems to have gotten lazy. He doesn’t help with any of the housework; he won’t fix things when they break; […]

Advice from Melissa: I think my boyfriend is cheating, because he’s distant

Advice from Melissa: I think my boyfriend is cheating, because he’s distant

Dear Melissa, I think my boyfriend is cheating on me. He has been acting very distant and our sex life has gone down the drain. While I used to see or talk to him daily, lately it seems like he is giving me just one-worded answers or no response at all. He no longer flirts […]

Advice from Melissa: Does my beau’s single FB status mean he’s not committed?

Advice from Melissa: Does my beau’s single FB status mean he’s not committed?

Dear Melissa, I have recently gotten into a relationship with a guy I really like. Although everything is going great, he hasn’t made it Facebook official yet. We are in our 30s, and I am not sure why it is bothering me so much, but the fact that its been a couple of weeks and […]

Advice from Melissa: My boyfriend made inappropriate jokes about my friend

Advice from Melissa: My boyfriend made inappropriate jokes about my friend

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend is an important part of my circle of friends. We all get along great and go out together and everything has been great. Recently, he made a sexual joke about my best girlfriend and it really made me upset. He says to relax because he was just kidding, but now I […]

Advice from Melissa: I want my boyfriend to ask my for my father’s blessing

Advice from Melissa: I want my boyfriend to ask my for my father’s blessing

Dear Melissa, I’ve been in a committed relationship with my boyfriend for almost five years. He is definitely the one, and he feels the same way about me. The topic of marriage has been heating up lately and we are ready to take the next step. The only problem is that I’m very old fashioned […]

Advice from Melissa: Is it OK to take a second chance on your ex-boyfriend?

Advice from Melissa: Is it OK to take a second chance on your ex-boyfriend?

Dear Melissa, My ex-boyfriend and I have started talking again, and I am debating getting back together. I miss him terribly, but the reasons I left are still valid. What should I do? 2nd Chance Dear 2nd Chancer, If the reasons you left haven’t changed, then you need to be honest with yourself about how […]

Advice from Melissa: Keeping dating casual before wading into the pool

Advice from Melissa: Keeping dating casual before wading into the pool

Dear Melissa, I started dating a new guy. We’ve been out four times and always had fun. The thing is that we are just dating casually. I only recently put my feet back in the dating pool and I am not ready to get my hair wet. I’ve been up front with my intentions. However, […]

Advice from Melissa: Should I worry about my husbands female FB friends?

Advice from Melissa: Should I worry about my husbands female FB friends?

Dear Melissa, My husband has a part-time job at night as a bartender. He is always accepting friend requests from patrons, often who are ladies. While I am secure and confident in who I am and the relationship that we have, it irritates me to no end seeing these women comment flirty, suggestive messages on […]

Advice from Melissa: Is it OK to try dating the same person a second time?

Advice from Melissa: Is it OK to try dating the same person a second time?

Dear Melissa, I have recently started online dating after being off the site for a few years. I have noticed I am getting messaged by guys I had previously dated from my last online venture and am wondering if I should give them a second chance since it has been years. What should I do? […]

Advice from Melissa: Can my new guy outshine my ex at Easter dinner?

Advice from Melissa: Can my new guy outshine my ex at Easter dinner?

Dear Melissa, My family does not like my new boyfriend, because they were very attached to my ex. I want to bring him to Easter dinner, but I am afraid they won’t give him a chance. What do I do? Bunny Dear Bunny, Explain to your family that the new guy has a lot of […]