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Sasha Answers: My cheap tipping friends

February 12, 2013 19:57:20 Posted at February 12, 2013 19:57:20
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hey Sasha, I'm pretty much a stereotypical Chinese person with a close group of stereotypical Chinese friends.  However, one stereotype that I very much want to stay away from is the cheapness when it comes to tipping at restaurants. I have a couple of friends who insist that the appropriate amount to tip a server is 10% before tax. Full Article

Sasha Answers: When Will He Say I Love You?

February 11, 2013 19:17:17 Posted at February 11, 2013 19:17:17
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, My boyfriend & I are gearing up to celebrate our 1st anniversary soon, but we've yet to say I love you to each other. I don't want to be the one to say it first (please don't make me;), but I'm beginning to wonder if he'll ever say it. He's an affectionate, caring person, and has made several references to growing old together, but for whatever reason he can't seem to utter those 3 little words. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Choosing a considerate wedding date

February 11, 2013 19:05:43 Posted at February 11, 2013 19:05:43
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, my husband and I moved to another country for work and decided to elope while away. We've told our family and a small number of our friends. We are planning a more formal celebration when we visit Canada in 2014 (I know it seems like a long time from now). One of my closest friends became engaged recently and she informally told friends that her wedding will be this summer. Full Article

Sasha Answers: I’m 26 and he’s 19

February 5, 2013 18:25:15 Posted at February 5, 2013 18:25:15
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, So I'm 26 and I started secretly dating a 19 year old boy. We were friends before things got sexual and originally it started out as fun. He's so sweet and ambitious and funny and we have incredible sex. The thing is he recently told me he was in love with me and wanted to make things official. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Wedding planning after a death in the family

February 4, 2013 17:28:15 Posted at February 4, 2013 17:28:15
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, My boyfriend and I recently got engaged. This is a second wedding for both of us and we are planning something small and simple. The issue? Two days before he proposed his mother passed away unexpectedly. He is an only child whose father and step-father both died years ago. Needless to say, he and his mother were VERY close. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Another man’s baby

February 4, 2013 17:20:11 Posted at February 4, 2013 17:20:11
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, I've known my boyfriend (T) for about 10 years now and been together on and off for about 4 years. We broke up again about 5 months ago and I had a one night stand with a friend of my best friend’s (let’s call him X), while I was broken up with my boyfriend. T and I got back together about 3 weeks ago, and I found out a couple of days ago that I was about two months pregnant, and I’m feeling completely gutted… I’m keeping the baby, but I’m very anxious to tell my boyfriend about it… We’ve always had plans to have a family, but that was supposed to happen later on, not when we’re both barely out of uni, and I’m still trying to figure out my career path… I haven’t told him about my one night stand, especially because he’s met X before, and doesn’t really like him, and things are now super weird between X and I… We’ve both been pretending nothing happened, and I haven’t told my best friend that I’ve slept with X either because she can be rather judgemental sometimes… I don’t plan on telling X I’m pregnant either because really, I don’t know him very well, but he’s a real mess, who can be a real jerk, and he’s far from being father-material… I’m afraid to tell my boyfriend because even though we were broken up when that happened, I still feel like I betrayed him… I feel like I’m running out of time and options… the “best” I’ve come up with is to wait a few weeks, and then tell my boyfriend I'm pregnant, so that there won’t be any questions as to who’s the father… I can’t think of any other options… and I don’t want to lose him… ___ You can keep secret all the hopes and dreams you want, but sometimes life doesn’t unfold the way you want it to and A, this is one of those times for you. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Reimburse the intern

January 29, 2013 19:55:11 Posted at January 29, 2013 19:55:11
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hey Sasha!  I'm a 20-year-old college student who interns part time at a film/talent/model agency. I asked my boss if I could be reimbursed for my gas and valet tickets and he said of course. (I wouldn't have accrued those gas costs or valet tickets if it weren't for the tasks my boss gave me to do). Full Article

Sasha Answers: Avoiding my ex

January 28, 2013 19:06:47 Posted at January 28, 2013 19:06:47
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, I broke up with my boyfriend about 3 weeks ago after dating for 16 months. We have had little contact since but it was a pretty civil breakup.  I purchased us a cooking class gift certificate for which the date is coming up, since it is in my name I was planning on going with a friend but am nervous for an awkward encounter in case he shows up. Full Article

Sasha Answers: I drunk-kissed another guy

January 28, 2013 18:53:25 Posted at January 28, 2013 18:53:25
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Sasha, this has been eating me up inside and I need advice. I have been dating my wonderful boyfriend for one year plus and things are great. It was serious from the beginning and I honestly think that I've found my match. We did long distance for six months and during that time, I f-cked up. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Nosy people asking about babies

January 22, 2013 19:14:20 Posted at January 22, 2013 19:14:20
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, I need some advice. My husband and I are dealing with infertility and are slowly working through our options. I'd be putting it lightly to say that we are both emotionally exhausted. We haven't told any of our family and only a few close friends. Over Christmas we found out that my sister-in-law is expecting. Full Article

Sasha Answers: 23 year old virgin

January 21, 2013 19:24:45 Posted at January 21, 2013 19:24:45
Sasha Posted by Sasha

I’m 23 and a virgin. I’ve been casually seeing this guy (he’s 27) for about two months now. He’s really sweet, but apart from movies and tv shows, we don’t have all that much in common. We get along great and we never run out of things to talk about, and yet we haven’t really opened up about real personal stuff (I haven’t told him I’m still a virgin) and I only know his likes, dislikes and hobbies, not much about his family or friends, or childhood, or anything like that, and the same goes for him about me. Full Article