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Sasha Answers: A Book For My Niece

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 18, 2012 19:05:35 December 18, 2012 19:05:35

Dear Sasha, I have a 12-year-old niece whom I adore: very bright, totally with-it gal. And a big reader. Here's the issue: I just bought her the two first volumes in a series (here in Quebec) of 14. The series is called "Namasté's blog", about a 13-year-old who shares her life problems (:o)) on a blog: parents, school friends, boys. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Holiday gathering guest list

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 17, 2012 18:38:25 December 17, 2012 18:38:25

Hi- I am trying to figure out if it’s too rude to exclude certain guests from my Xmas family gathering. My brother is divorced and has a young daughter.  He and I are not that close and he can be dry and sort of obnoxious at times.  He has a girlfriend.  She is nice enough. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Joint Accounts

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 17, 2012 18:24:11 December 17, 2012 18:24:11

So my guy and I have been married a little over a year now. I'm still confused as to how we go about merging, or not merging, our finances? We each have separate accounts and we split bills 50/50. These expenses have increased heavily after buying a home and wedding spending. I am a junior in my job and make far less than him. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Friend Envy

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 11, 2012 18:27:33 December 11, 2012 18:27:33

Hi Sasha, I'm in a tricky situation. My friend is a great girl, pretty, funny, VERY bright. We're finishing university this year and I was lucky enough to get my dream graduate job at the first place I applied and interviewed for. This all happened about three months ago. My friend, however, is yet to get a graduate position, despite having applied to over 20 places. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Is my boyfriend cheating on me with his ex?

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 10, 2012 19:45:33 December 10, 2012 19:45:33

Dear Sasha,I have an issue with trusting my boyfriend with regards to communicating with his ex. They broke up in March 2011, after a 7 year relationship and being engaged. This February, I discovered emails dating from September -December 2011 showing that he was in frequent communication with her. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Wedding Party Decisions

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 10, 2012 19:38:12 December 10, 2012 19:38:12

Hey Sasha! I am getting married next July and need some advice in regards to the wedding party. I picked my bridesmaids and my maid of honor. My bridesmaids are composed of my sister, my cousin, and four of my best girlfriends. My fiancé, G, finally decided on who will be his groomsmen. He decided to choose all guys that are all part of his family in some way; he didn't want to choose between his many good friends. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Workplace Body Odour

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 4, 2012 19:36:53 December 4, 2012 19:36:53

I work in a team of 6 at the moment. Recently a new colleague joined our team from another section of the organization. Problem is she's got a major BO problem. Without boring you with details, it's genuinely unbearable. She always has clean clothes and clean hair, so we're inclined to think its a medical problem. Full Article

Sasha Answers: My friend says I’m just jealous

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 3, 2012 19:02:41 December 3, 2012 19:02:41

Dear Sasha, My friend and I are in our 20s. She is very beautiful, but she always finds the need to talk about. She brags about how many guys ask her out, how she gets away with things because of how she looks, how people tell her she is pretty, etc. The thing is, she often makes fun of how I look- she'll say my nose is too round/flat and make comments about my teeth. Full Article

Sasha Answers: No spark in person

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 3, 2012 18:46:48 December 3, 2012 18:46:48

I really need some help here.  a few months back i met a guy online – we live in two different states.  We've shared pics and skyped and but you can never be sure about the chemistry or how the person will REALLY be once you meet.   He came to visit me here in Portland last weekend and I wasn't feeling him as much in person. Full Article

Sasha Answers: My Friend is a Sloppy Second

Sasha Posted by Sasha at November 27, 2012 19:12:04 November 27, 2012 19:12:04

Hi Sasha, So, a close friend of mine has been in this "relationship" for almost five years.  The thing is…. he has a girlfriend and they are serious (as serious as looking for an apartment to buy together as an investment.. which fell through but for other reasons). My friend A, she's 23, and this guy, B, he's 29, have been friends since forever but it wasn't until he was with this other girl, M, that they started seeing each other as something more than friends. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Breastfeeding in public

Sasha Posted by Sasha at November 26, 2012 19:38:45 November 26, 2012 19:38:45

I have a question as to whether it's socially acceptable to breastfeed in public? My family and I recently went to a local restaurant (which let me set the stage - it was a local BBQ joint, not a fancy, high end establishment). My infant daughter was getting fussy during our dinner and needed to eat. Full Article