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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 »

Cruel boyfriend puts schoolteacher in a bind


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I’m a relatively newly hired public-school teacher. In August 2012, I had a baby, and being a single mother, I couldn’t avail myself of maternity benefits. My boyfriend and I live together but couldn’t get married then.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

An old fool succumbs to flattery


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I got involved with someone I met on my morning walks. The way she looked at me, the attention she gave me, made me feel like the most gorgeous and lovable person around.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Should she pursue friendship with a married man?


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Is it wrong for me to want a friendship with a man who never was my boyfriend, and who is married to a very jealous wife?

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

An introvert’s dilemma


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I am married and father to a three-year-old toddler. My wife and I are Filipino immigrants in the US. We’ve spent lots of social time and even do overnight visits with several Filipino couples our age who also have toddlers.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

In love with a ‘just friends’ officemate


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I have an officemate who I didn’t notice at first, but since we are part of a team in the office that go out for drinks now and then, I got to know her more.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

We only have one life to live


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I’m a 50-plus single mother of six, and have been separated now for almost four years. I’m partly to blame for the breakup of my 20-plus-year marriage, but it is nothing compared to the possessiveness and jealousies of my husband. My contribution to the never-ending trust issues was being silent.

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

After having an affair, he’s afraid his wife is doing it, too


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I had an affair with an office mate before I met my wife. Although my office mate was already engaged, working closely together made it easy for us to become lovers. To fend off suspicions, she introduced me to a woman from another company and encouraged me to date her. I did.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Bored with her well-off husband, in love with a plain guy


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When I married my husband 15 years ago, I thought my life was set. I was 27 then with a string of broken love affairs. I thought he was the answer to my prayer.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Should they salvage their marriage, when they’re both playing the field?


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I met my soon-to-be ex-wife when I was 31 and she was 28. We dated for a couple of years and married two years later. We have two kids.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | 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 »

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