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Daughter, sister and now, caregiver

emily a. marcelo

I’m a single woman, 58 years old and living with my 82-year-old mother. I have a little business that barely supports me but my mother and I get by, thanks to my two brothers and a sister who give us generous financial support.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Her son abroad is clueless of his wife’s kid with another man


How do I tell my son that his wife gave birth 10 months ago to a daughter courtesy of another man?

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Children reject widower’s new love, think she’s after dad’s assets


I am 79 years old and a widower for the past four. The first two years were unbearable. I have four children, all professionals who have families of their own. Two are in the US, the other two are staying not far from me.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Don’t rush her, she’s not ready yet for another commitment


I am 29 years old, separated since last year and processing my annulment. As I moved on, I met a neighbor who is also separated, has a child and undergoing her own annulment. We started talking and became friends last year.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Is lying to keep the family together ever justified?


For the most part, I agree with the advice you give. However, I must disagree when, sometime ago, you suggested to “let sleeping dogs lie” in answer to the question whether a parent should admit to an infidelity. Likewise, you advised another letter writer to keep the news of her affair with a younger man a secret from her husband.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »