Dear Diane

  • Dear Diane Column — June 4, 2011

    Dear Diane, I have been with my boyfriend for over 4 years. We hardly see each other and it is getting worse. He says he loves me, but it is always some excuse. He says to be patient but I am running out. We live over an hour away from each other and he works long hours. When we met he was having problems...
  • Dear Diane Column — May 23, 2011

    Dear Diane, I’m up for a promotion that is very important to me. I’ve been passed over before, and I feel like it’s my turn, but the other person who wants the position is “differently qualified,” meaning she has less experience, but she’s very charming and pretty. I’m an average looking woman, but I have the type of abilities that suit the job, so...
  • Dear Diane Column — May 7, 2011

    Dear Diane, I was adopted at birth, and I searched for many years to find my birth parents. I was really disappointed to find out my Mom died in a car accident soon after I was born. I met my Dad, but he is not a very good person. Can you tell me anything about my Mom or what she was like? Is she...
  • Dear Diane Column — April 23, 2011

    Dear Diane, My family is in an uproar, and everyone is upset. My brother died recently and left his estate to all of us siblings equally. My problem is this. My younger sister is a drug user, so giving her part of this money means putting it up her nose. My older brother has everything he needs, so this money is meaningless to him....
  • Dear Diane Column — April 9, 2011

    Dear Diane, My husband of 4 years seems romantic, but sometimes does some weird things.  This year for Valentine’s Day, he arrived home after work with a single stem orange variegated rose. Not a color I would have ever chosen. I had cooked his favorite lamb chop meal and set a romantic table, thus placed the rose in a vase and centered on our...
  • Dear Diane — March 26, 2011

    Dear Diane, As a single woman, I try and keep my spirits up about the future, but I wonder if anyone will ever love me. I know I’m a bit different, in that I like old fashioned ways of thinking. I feel that a lady should dress like one, and that a man should open a door and pull out a chair. I think...
  • Dear Diane — March 12, 2011

    Dear Diane, I have been in love with my boss for years. He’s kind, respectful, very generous, smart, and funny. Unfortunately, he’s married. I can’t help thinking that he and I are supposed to be together. He’d never cheat on his wife, but he’s told me that he wishes he’d known me when he was younger. I get the feeling that he’s not happy...
  • Dear Diane — February 26, 2011

    Dear Diane, I’ve been with the same man for several years, and we have talked about getting married. I love him, but I’m not sure I’m “in love” anymore. I used to feel so excited whenever we were together, but now every time feels like the last. I don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water, but I’m afraid the spark...
  • Dear Diane — February 12, 2011

    Dear Diane, When I was in college, my parents split up and they gave my dog Sasha to a friend of theirs. I was really upset, as they didn’t realize how much I loved her. I think about her even after eight years, and say prayers for her. Last week I had a dream that she ran up to me and started kissing me...
  • Dear Diane — January 29, 2011

    Dear Diane, I’d like to start a meet-up group of other single mothers like myself, but I’m not sure how to handle my friend, Julia. We have known each other for eight years, and she is a true friend. The problem is that she takes over everything when we are in a group, and she sort of dominates the conversations. Just once I’d like...