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February #AskGretchen: Black History Month, Dealing with the Ex, Getting in Touch, and Burn Out
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February #AskGretchen: Black History Month, Dealing with the Ex, Getting in Touch, and Burn Out

Dear Gretchen: What are some good book options or approaches for elementary school children to discuss Black History Month? My kids are ages 5 and 7. My husband and I would like to have a larger discussion but not sure how or where to start. —Amanda from Hoboken, NJ Dear […]

#AskGretchen: Fear of Commitment, Overcoming Bad Habits, and Homework Help
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#AskGretchen: Fear of Commitment, Overcoming Bad Habits, and Homework Help

Dear Gretchen: I know I’ve met the right lady to get married too, but for some reason, I don’t pop the question. I’ve been divorced and have been single now for 18 years. I’ve found the right one, but I’m hesitant and not getting any younger. Can you help me […]

Daughter-in- Law Blues, Bedbug Isolation, Building Business, and Letting Go
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Daughter-in- Law Blues, Bedbug Isolation, Building Business, and Letting Go

Dear Gretchen: My daughter-in- law says she loves me, but she never comes to my house. She says it’s not my housekeeping or anything like that. I feel disappointed. Am I too sensitive? Left out mom, Reseda, CA Dear Left Out: Feelings are feelings. You aren’t being too sensitive, and […]

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Introducing our NEW Column “Ask Gretchen” with Gretchen Hydo: Dear Gretchen: How do you recommend talking to a friend who is making poor choices in her life (men, alcohol), but gets extremely defensive when you bring it up? – Adrienne S., Sherman Oaks, CA Dear Adrienne: If your friend isn’t asking, then […]