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Girl Talk: My adult Christmas list this year

Girl Talk: My adult Christmas list this year

Holiday season is in full swing. Carols are being sung, trees are being decorated and all of the children are writing lists and sending them in for Santa. On my way to work this morning I heard the song “My Grown Up Christmas List, ” by Kelly Clarkson, and let me tell you, it really […]

Advice from Melissa: His quirks annoy me

Dear Melissa, I have a new boyfriend and we’ve been dating a couple of months. Up until now things have been great but we recently went away on a trip together and I’m seeing some things about him that I’m not particularly fond of. I notice he drinks too much and has some quirks about […]

Advice from Melissa: Is a free ride worth a friendship?

Dear Melissa, I have a friend who doesn’t drive and has been riding the town bus for as long as I can recall. With the weather turning cold I have started offering her rides when she needs them and it has now become the norm for us. My problem is she never offers gas money […]

Girl Talk: Let’s step back and wait a while for Cupid

Girl Talk: Let’s step back and wait a while for Cupid

It’s that time of year, peace on earth and good will toward man rings throughout the stores and soon everyone’s mailboxes will be overflowing with greeting cards and holiday well wishes from friends and relatives you likely don’t talk to any other time of the year. According to the Hallmark movie channel, it is not […]

Advice from Melissa: Avoid squabbling with your other half on Thanksgiving

Dear Melissa, I am bringing my boyfriend to Thanksgiving dinner, but we have been in a pretty rocky place lately. I am worried people are going to be able to tell we aren’t happy and ask about it. How do I fake it? Dreading the holidays Dear Turkey Talker, Try talking to your boyfriend before […]

Girl Talk: Prepare to deflect the Thanksgiving questioning squad

Girl Talk: Prepare to deflect the Thanksgiving questioning squad

The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of year where we take a step back from life and look at all we have and appreciate all we are grateful for. It’s a time for dinners with family and friends. All too often, those dinners will turn into the Spanish inquisition by some relatives. […]

Advice from Melissa: Wanting a Thanksgiving table set for one

Dear Melissa, This is the first Thanksgiving with my new boyfriend. My plan was to spend a nice quiet holiday at home, alone, in my comfortable clothes. When he heard that I would be spending the holidays alone he asked his mother if I could come to dinner without talking to me first. She said […]

Girl Talk: Game night just got a little steamy

Girl Talk: Game night just got a little steamy

It’s official. The nights are getting colder. Winter is fast approaching, and the change in weather often signals a change in your routine. If you’re in a relationship, that usually means more nights in together. But just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean it can’t be hot inside. So here are three steamy ways to […]

Girl Talk: Meeting the parents can be a scary thing

Girl Talk: Meeting the parents can be a scary thing

Meeting “the parents” is a timeless relationship hurdle that every couple goes through in some way or another. Whether you are introducing your new partner to Mom and Dad or to friends who are as close as family, it’s a huge step forward in any relationship. What happens to you when you are the one […]

Advice from Melissa: He says he’s changed, but I just don’t know

Dear Melissa, My friend started dating a guy with a really shady past. He served time in prison but has since reformed and tried starting his life over. I respect his attempts to try living a normal life, but I still can’t get comfortable having him around because of his past. I don’t know how […]

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