A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

Tag Archives: advice

There doesn’t have to be “Mommy Anxiety”

Want to Parent, Not Sure About Being a Mommy writes in to Carolyn Hax feeling “ambivalent about motherhood.”  She acknowledges some social pressure suggesting that parenting is “all-consuming and definitive … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

When two don’t dance

BALLROOM BETSY writes into DEAR ABBY that she loves to dance but that her boyfriend of two years “Jonah” isn’t a good dancer.  They plan to take lessons together.  But … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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