I have sincerely apologized to my sister. She refuses to accept my apology. I have not spoken to my sister in years. At family functions, she literally pretends as though I am physically not there (e.g., she won’t set a place for me at the table).
My ex-boyfriend is getting married. We broke up only five months ago. After I left him, I felt really good about my decision to end the relationship. So why do I feel so sad and upset now?
During our first year of marriage, I had a hysterectomy, and so early on we realized I couldn’t give birth to a child.
I believe that my wife should let her cousins know. If it was me, I would want to know if my father had sired another child and that I have a half-sibling out there. My wife feels just the opposite, and will not tell them.
I'm hurt. I've come across mini-novels that he wrote back in the day about ex-loves, or lovely things he's written to extended family members.
One of my dearest friends is married to a man many of the people in our group don’t enjoy. I tolerated him, but I can't anymore after he was verbally abusive towards me.
I was in a two-year relationship with “Tiffany” that ended over a year ago. I feel bad about how things ended. Now she wants to be friends, but I don't.
I have an extremely severe food allergy. My husband explained this to his parents when we started dating, but they still manage to find a way to add the ingredient to almost everything.
I’m a 65-year-old, married woman. I also love social media, possibly because I’m lonely for attention. I meet young guys on social media and develop strong feelings for them.
It is now time for me to reduce the size of my library, but I’m afraid these books will be bought by people who will be reinforced in their racist ideologies.
As a fellow sperm donor child, I feel an obligation to tell her, but I also am concerned about destroying my relationship with my aunt and uncle.
I grew up with an alcoholic, physically abusive father, and a cold, distant and critical mother. It has been 15 years since I have seen my parents. I do not miss them.
All five of my now-adult children were adopted. The youngest two are bio-sisters. They have always struggled, and we were in and out of counseling as they grew up. Now they won't talk to us.
Their family believes they might have had one of the longest marriages of any couple with Down syndrome. And one of the happiest marriages of anyone — with Down syndrome or without.
The man Abby fell in love with was gone, though his heart was still beating. When her husband finally woke up, he couldn't speak or walk. Even after relearning those skills, he wouldn't be the same. And neither would she.
There are high expectations when it comes to walking down the aisle. First, you have to find the perfect man, then the perfect dress, and finally you want the perfect body to fit in to that dress. I know this feeling all too well.
Bill Henrichs's kidneys were failing, and he was in need of a transplant. After nearly 40 family members and friends were tested as possible donors, only one person turned out to be a perfect match: his ex-wife.
It's not just anecdotal — research shows that being a woman with a serious illness increases your chances of "partner abandonment."
I am still astonished by the intimate details that people will share with a stranger. It is an honor to be trusted with so many secrets, so I always take the time to respond.
Marilyn Hinkle’s work is part of a collaboration between Gotta Be Me, a nonprofit that works to include people with disabilities in everyday activities, and Opera Omaha’s Holland Community Opera Fellowship, designed to introduce people in all areas of the city to the 400-year-old craft.
"I’ve learned a few things during this process. One, as I already suspected, is that men are quite emotionally attached to their parts and are constantly on guard like a soldier protecting his king. The idea of a vasectomy sounds good on paper, but when their doctor throws out words like “shot” and “scalpel,” it’s quite normal for them to vomit or partially lose consciousness. In other words, he’ll need your help. Here are tips I’ve learned on helping your significant other survive a vasectomy."
They grew up on neighboring Nebraska farms and were childhood playmates, but were separated when one of them moved to the city. They didn’t see each other or speak for 12 years.
"Just being able to relate to somebody in your shoes is just really hard to find. We never wanted a woman whose partner has a spinal cord injury to ever feel alone again."
Nebraska natives Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are marking their 83rd wedding anniversary milestone in September, placing them among an elite group.
Last week, Natural Cycles became the first app approved by the government to prevent pregnancy.