<![CDATA[Advice Columns | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST Advice Columns 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Dear Abby: Unaffectionate husband is not likely to change http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article85293412.html#storylink=rss I have been married for four years, but my husband and I are no longer intimate. When I press him, he says that he has to finish is work and that he is shy. His mother is pushing us for a grandchild and blames me for not forcing him to have sex.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Stifle career jokes around strangers http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article86286487.html#storylink=rss Unfortunately, every profession is burdened with awkward exchanges and demands (doctors are asked medical advice, actors are called upon to act).

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: The world will end only on God’s terms, so put your faith in Christ today http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article86273162.html#storylink=rss The future is in God’s hands, and that should give us great confidence and peace. And it will, as we commit our lives to Christ and learn to trust him in every situation.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:48:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Mother’s religious disapproval looms over couple’s future http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article85288297.html#storylink=rss My boyfriend’s mother is Catholic, and she disapproves of me because I’m an Alaskan native, which from her perspective makes me a pagan. My boyfriend and I want to marry, but he is afraid it will devastate her.

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Miss Manners: You may not wear your tiara to brunch or to a wedding http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article86285632.html#storylink=rss In theory, Miss Manners is all for the return of the tiara. Traditionally, ladies always “dressed” their hair, with jewels or flowers — hence the surviving term “hairdressing.”

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Past transgressions shouldn’t prevent you from reconnecting with Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article86287027.html#storylink=rss The first step, however, is to seek God’s forgiveness for whatever you’ve done. Don’t let shame, or fear, or guilt, or anything else keep you from Christ.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:22:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Keep dogs leashed, for their safety and for that of others http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article85284212.html#storylink=rss Dogs running loose in public places results in an increase in dogfights and unwelcome contact with people. Plus, coyotes, which are common in the West, can snatch small dogs.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Don’t reject or criticize your negative co-worker http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article85800067.html#storylink=rss It’s wrong to constantly criticize others and react negatively to everything that happens. God wants us to help others through what we say, not tear them down or alienate them.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:15:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Seek friendship through Christ during bouts of loneliness http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article86459877.html#storylink=rss Realize that you are not really alone, not if you know Jesus. Know that he is with you every moment of the day.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:06:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Friend’s growing confusion could be sign of dementia http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84768547.html#storylink=rss I have a good friend I have traveled with for many years. The last few years she has begun to have difficulty managing her paperwork for travel and remembering what our plans are for the next day.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Eventually, new parents will move back to the front seat of the car http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article85798367.html#storylink=rss Convincing new parents that their babies will be fine without them is a fruitless task. But with any luck, this is a short-term problem.

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Billy Graham: Ask God for guidance as you face the future http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article85796722.html#storylink=rss God may have let disappointment (and even fear of the future) come into your life so you’ll realize how much you need him, and will turn to him. God knows all about you, and he loves you and knows what is best for you.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:03:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Free food and internet keep son hanging around http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84768042.html#storylink=rss My 21-year-old son and his girlfriend live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working using our internet and eating our food.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God’s voice can come to us in many ways http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article85297957.html#storylink=rss God loves us and knows what is best for us, and he wants to show it to us. In fact, when we come to Christ, God himself comes to live within us by his Holy Spirit, and one reason is so he can guide us.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Patient wants privacy when she’s weighed at doctor’s office http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84766677.html#storylink=rss I have fought obesity all of my adult life. When I am weighed at the doctor’s office, the scale is right out in the open. I don’t mind if people are just walking by, but the medical assistant weighing me always reads the scale out loud.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Be thankful that God made us unique in our own ways http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article85058027.html#storylink=rss You may not be a celebrity or some other supposedly successful person you admire, but God gave you certain gifts and abilities, and the most fulfilling thing you can do is discover them and use them for his glory.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Woman is reluctant to shower judgmental sister with good wishes http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article85279312.html#storylink=rss My husband and I had a child together before we were married. My religious family refused to give me a baby shower, but now, my sister and her husband are expecting and I’m expected to attend hers.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Office affair leaves woman feeling depressed and worthless http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84765757.html#storylink=rss I began an affair with a co-worker six years ago. I love him deeply, but he says he’ll never leave his wife.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Gift card recipients aren’t required to report back http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84838147.html#storylink=rss Sometimes, when at a loss. I opt to give a gift card. But no matter how politely I ask, the recipients are never willing to tell me what they bought with it.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Author’s romantic fiction novels irk her husband http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84260097.html#storylink=rss I write romance novels as a hobby and side business. When my husband reads my novels, as he does often, he becomes sullen, withdrawn and angry. He’s convinced that everything I write is somehow linked to actual events.

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Billy Graham: Keep estranged relatives in your prayers and make an effort to reconnect http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article84885262.html#storylink=rss Perhaps your children think that a family reunion might be awkward or uncomfortable, since they haven’t been close to each other. But that shouldn’t discourage you from thinking of smaller steps you might take to bring them into contact with each other.

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Billy Graham: Seek out Christ to cast aside your doubts about God http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article84877772.html#storylink=rss xxx

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Miss Manners: Save-the-date birth announcement baffles recipient http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84879242.html#storylink=rss What exactly would you be saving the date to do? Congratulate the parents, and then listen to them burst into tears because the time was up and nothing had yet happened?

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Dear Abby: Aunt resents being drafted to baby-sit http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84252982.html#storylink=rss I live with my parents and am not fond of children. My father volunteers me to baby-sit my nieces while they are right in front of us.

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Dear Abby: Talkin’ bout my generation: They’re rude! http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84014577.html#storylink=rss I’ve found my biggest pet peeve: It’s a pervasive issue with my generation of committing to something and not showing up. They’ll flake at the last minute or refuse to commit to something because something better might come along. And constantly showing up late has become normal.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: A tip to help you dive into the Bible http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article84470422.html#storylink=rss Instead of starting at the beginning (as you do with most books), the best place to start reading the Bible is about three-fourths of the way through — that is, with one of the Gospels of the New Testament (I often recommend John).

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Dear Abby: Student’s parents are reluctant to co-sign for loan http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article83919447.html#storylink=rss I plan to go to law school in the next two years. However, my parents are refusing to co-sign for my law school loan. I’m not asking for money; I plan to pay off the debt myself.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Popcorn etiquette can be tricky in a movie theater http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article84414332.html#storylink=rss A couple at a movie I recently attended told me in front of others that I had completely ruined the movie for them because of my noisy popcorn chewing, and they hadn’t been able to hear a thing.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:44:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Find strength for forgiveness and reconciliation with your dad http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article84470007.html#storylink=rss One reason God has said that he hates divorce is because he knows all about the emotional and spiritual turmoil it brings to those who are involved, especially children (Malachi 2:16).

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Dear Abby: A long life lived well can inspire others http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article83792027.html#storylink=rss At 95, this reader looks back at a life filled with joy in spite of adversity.

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