Another day, another disappointing man who deserves neither wife nor mistress.
When someone is consistently mean to you, and you say "if you keep being mean to me, we might have to break up," may I humbly suggest that you are not The Problem.
Bold of your mom to set herself up as the sole arbiter of your life circumstances, Letter Writer!
The answer to "how to make someone _____" is almost always, "Sorry, you can't make anybody do anything."
The problem with informal agreements.
Both anxious and avoidant attachment styles respond badly to pressure and benefit from structure, or, "Mom, I can't be your on-call therapist."
Ultimatums are scary for a reason: Sometimes people force you to follow through on them.
Don't let a side quest for understanding get in the way of doing - or demanding - care and kindness.
Thriller author Amy Gentry answers this letter about abusive professors who feed like vampires on the potential of their students.
"Good news, I finally persuaded my fiancée to let me sleep with other people, now we can finally act out all my fantasies about you over Zoom!" Whoa, seems sexy!