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She doesn’t want to join the graduation march and merriment


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Three days from now I’ll be marching onstage for my college graduation. The thing is, I don’t want to attend. Today we had our first rehearsal; I purposely went there so I’d feel the thrill and excitement of the event, just like my batchmates who can’t talk enough about it in Facebook. But not me. I felt lonelier and convinced that I don’t really enjoy such events.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Is it bad to be ‘makulit’ and clingy with friends?


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I recently learned that my friends of more than two years are not really my friends. They told me themselves that they really don’t see me as a friend; that they can’t be friends with me and that they only go out with me because it’s always my treat.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

She’s always taking care of business


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My boyfriend and I have been living together for six years. I am 36 and he is 37. We are business partners, manufacturing food products that are exported abroad. We both started it, but I have the majority stake while he is my industrial partner.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

My daughter is asking about her real father


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I am a happy wife and a proud mom of two wonderful children. We are living abroad. My first child is from a fling prior to my marriage. My husband and his family love her and adore her more than their own. She was seven when I got married, and she now uses the name of my husband.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

She supports a ‘reliable and nice’–but jobless–boyfriend


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I’ve had this boyfriend of three years whom my parents don’t approve of. His family is poor, as his parents don’t have a regular source of income. He himself doesn’t have a stable job.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The love of her life was a married man–whose children hate her


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I lost somebody I loved dearly for 31 years. I was only 20 when I met him, the greatest love of my life. He was not very handsome nor well-off, but I was so comfortable with him.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

She’s living with an incorrigible womanizer but can’t stay away


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I found out only recently that my husband of 21 years has been visiting girlie bars and night clubs for the most part of our married life.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Friends with benefits


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I have been happily married for 15 years to a wonderful man who is handsome, responsible, and a very loving person. I am only in my late 30s but have achieved so much in life. What more can I ask for? Guess I’m just crazy to put myself in a complicated situation.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Her daughter is hiding her other children from her in-laws


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My only daughter has been a problem child since my husband and I separated. She got pregnant three times by three different men, and although she’s denying that, there’s nobody our family can run after for support because we never met any of these men.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Torn between his wife and his ageing mother


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I’ve been married less than a year. I’m an only son to a mother who just got widowed. My mother has no living relatives, as well.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

His family hates his va-va-voom Russian girlfriend


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I am 29, originally from the Visayas and now living in Florida the past seven years. My problem is about my fiancee and my family. She is a Russian mom with three teenage kids. She is also 16 years my senior. We have been together four years now and just got engaged recently.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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