A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

Category Archives: Advice

Unplanned pregnancy without marriage

A young woman writes in to Carolyn Hax saying she’s pregnant, and it’s a surprise as she was on birth control. The father is her long term boyfriend who is … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Men need to hear it from men

CLASSIC OVER ANALYZER tells DEAR ABBY that his lunch date, a woman he’s been seeing for about month and things have been going well, canceled their lunch date citing a … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

When lonely by design no longer works

LONELY BY DESIGN writes DEAR ABBY sharing that he took on the responsibility of his young niece three years ago and hasn’t dated since. He says he was pretty active … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Controlling Pregnant New Wife

NEW HUSBAND IN WYOMING writes into DEAR ABBY saying that “things I thought I could tolerate before we were married” are really starting to bug him.  An example?  His wife has … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Money in marriage has changed

WONDERING IN WASHINGTON writes to DEAR ABBY commenting on the money management of their children’s generation.  They observed their son’s-in-law spending money without consulting their spouses and wondered where the … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nobody’s Retirement Husband

NOBODY’S RETIREMENT HUSBAND writes into DEAR ABBY saying that at 53 he’s had two failed marriages that cost him emotionally and financially, and he’s unwilling to get married again. He has a … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wife’s Wild Past

CONFOUNDED IN THE SOUTH writes into DEAR ABBY sharing that his wife was much more sexually active than she led him to believe. He feels “betrayed” and “embarrassed” as mutual … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment