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Sasha Answers: The dogs left behind

July 3, 2012 18:01:25 Posted at July 3, 2012 18:01:25
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Here’s the backstory and deets so you can assess and advise: my husband met my stepdaughter’s mom in rehab (it was LA in the late eighties) and had a volatile on-and-off relationship with her for several years until this child was born (at 29 weeks, weighing 3 lbs 3 oz). He got sober as a result of the pregnancy, embracing fatherhood fully. Full Article

Sasha Answers: My sister-in-law is a bad parent

June 26, 2012 16:50:19 Posted at June 26, 2012 16:50:19
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Dear Sasha, I'm a mom to an 11 month old and my husband and I have a wonderful marriage. Our only problem is his sister and her parenting. She has two girls ages 2 and 5 and they are allowed to do anything they want with no rules, limitations or discipline. For example the older child recently cut her sister's hair and when asked about it she lied and said it wasn't her. Full Article

Sasha Answers: gifts I hate from my mother-in-law

June 25, 2012 17:59:06 Posted at June 25, 2012 17:59:06
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha! For a little over 10 years now, my mother in law has been giving me Vera Bradley purses and accessories as gifts. I absolutely hate Vera Bradley. I understand that some people are really into it but it's just not my style and never has been. When she first started buying the purses for me I tried to carry them around a few times so she didn't get her feelings hurt, then I would turn around and sell them on ebay and make a nice profit. Full Article

Sasha Answers: douchebags online

June 25, 2012 17:53:57 Posted at June 25, 2012 17:53:57
Sasha Posted by Sasha

I joined a dating site.  I clicked immediately with this guy, M.  He understood my sense of humor in my emails, and pretty soon we were texting.  And I mean texting. He was texting morning, noon, and night.  He was relentless, romantic, funny, and intoxicating. We finally met for dinner Friday night, he was kind, but not the same dude I was texting with. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Letting go of a cheater

June 19, 2012 17:52:50 Posted at June 19, 2012 17:52:50
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Dear Sasha, I caught my now ex-bf of 2.5 years cheating on me for over the past 2 years. We had met on in September 2009 and I had thought I had found the one. I was 24 going on 25 at the time, he was 26. He was stationed on the naval base in Hawaii for 5 years before moving out to NJ in 2007. Full Article

Sasha Answers: When he takes off in the middle of the night

June 18, 2012 17:38:17 Posted at June 18, 2012 17:38:17
Sasha Posted by Sasha

It's 6 am. I am a mess cause I've been crying for an hour, and desperately need some advice. A and I had a somewhat fast tracked/intense relationship, dropping the L bomb within the first 3 months.  A few weeks back we started talking about the prospect of living together and the last time I brought the topic up he started acting weird. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Botox behind his back

June 18, 2012 17:32:46 Posted at June 18, 2012 17:32:46
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Sasha, I have a bit of a problem. It’s not world-ending, by any means, but I’m not sure what to do. I’m 37 years old and married to a smart, talented, successful guy who’s also my best bud. Lucky, right? Here’s the thing and I’ll just lay it out there. I’m not a bad looking girl. Full Article

Sasha Answers: No Scrubs

June 5, 2012 18:52:11 Posted at June 5, 2012 18:52:11
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Here is the situation. I was with X for just under 3 years. Rewind two summers ago, he had his bank account hacked and I offered to support him for the month until the bank refunded the amount taken, at which point he would pay me back. Throughout the month, thinking he was going to pay me back, I paid for trips, concerts and the daily expenses with my savings and debt repayment funds (I’m a 20-something with student debt, while he is much older than me). Full Article

Sasha Answers: Dating With Training Wheels

June 4, 2012 18:40:50 Posted at June 4, 2012 18:40:50
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Here's the situation. I was physically and mentally abused by my father for 15 years. The physical abuse is hard to get past, yes, but the mental abuse has taken its toll in a big way. We moved away and I had therapy and managed to, at least intellectually, come to grips with it was his fault, not mine. Full Article

Sasha Answers: My Stepmother is off her meds

June 4, 2012 18:28:23 Posted at June 4, 2012 18:28:23
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Dear Sasha, About 9 years ago, during my first year of university, my parents split up. As all divorces are, it was a tough time for everyone in the family, but in the end we all knew it was for the best. My dad had never really been single before and rushed into trying to find a new Mrs as soon as possible for comfort. Full Article

Sasha Answers: Cuddling At Camp

May 29, 2012 18:49:29 Posted at May 29, 2012 18:49:29
Sasha Posted by Sasha

Hi Sasha, I’m a gay, sexually frustrated teenager. Last summer, when I was a camp counselor, I had a confusing “situation”, with this guy, P. He can be funny, but he has trouble picking up on social cues and can also be pretty awkward. Anyway, while my camp is very touchy-feely and cuddly and most staff members have seen each other naked, people started to notice when P would always want to sit with me at the staff meetings every night, and would cuddle up with me, since I’m out of the closet. Full Article