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  1. Tell Me About It: Couple begins age-old battle over chores

    Relationships

    Q: I love my partner. He recently moved in. I've had so many roommates over the years and I'm so tired of people who won't clean up after themselves and leave it until I do it.

  2. LGBT community faces a special set of challenges

    Relationships

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated every June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood. The Stonewall riots are often known as a turning point for the LGBT movement in the United States. Since then, there have been state and …

  3. Gay, black leaders speak about finding their place

    Relationships

    When Lillian Dunlap moved to Florida at age 52 in 1999 she could finally breathe. The journalism professor from the University of Missouri and the University of Indiana hadn't been able live openly as a gay woman until then. She had considered coming out before but never did.

    Terri Lipsey Scott (standing) welcomed panelists Bob Devin Jones, Desmond Clark, Lillian Dunlap, Trevor Pettiford and Sheree Greer. Moderator Nadine Smith not pictured.
  4. Tell Me About It: 'What's for dinner?' touches a nerve

    Relationships

    Q: I work a desk job, and my family member has been a homemaker for as long as I can remember. We talk most nights, and both enjoy it.

  5. Tell Me About It: Friend's husband oversteps his boundaries

    Relationships

    Q: I recently reconnected with a very good friend from college. It has been fun . . . except, her husband has started to annoy me. He messages me every single day wanting to know how my day went, whether I had dinner and lunch!

  6. Tell Me About It: Paralyzing anxiety must be treated

    Relationships

    Q: I think I may have an undiagnosed case of anxiety. I often have panic attacks that seem to begin when some fears I have are triggered. My spouse says I have a tendency to rationalize my fears — which he believes are unreasonable — whenever I begin to spiral down a deep black hole of fear.

  7. Tell Me About It: Trying to cope with losing sick mother

    Relationships

    Q: My mom has Stage 4 cancer and I'm grieving already. What do I do? I know you say one day at a time, but my heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever recover. I'm in my late 30s and very single with no children or family to speak of. I thought I had another 20 years with my mom. This is breaking me. How do I …

  8. Tell Me About It: Woman weighs true love vs. having a baby

    Relationships

    Q: How can you tell the difference between settling and making a good, logical decision? I'm thinking of this in terms of a romantic relationship. I'm with a good human who I love and who loves me, but there's no "spark" or that feeling of being "in love" on my end. I'm feeling pressured because of age to make …