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RelationTips columns

Crucial tips for dating success (February 7, 2010)

Pregnant at 15: Should she marry? (January 31, 2010)

Kids and "sexy" talk (January 24, 2010)

"Am I your father?" (January 10, 2010)

"I'm in love, she's in debt" (January 3, 2010)

Is sex important? (December 27, 2009)

Put your child first (December 13, 2009)

Check the baggage: Building trust in a new relationship (December 6, 2009)

Why people cheat (November 29, 2009)

Which should go, the dog or the TV? (November 22, 2009)

Spy on my fiancés bachelor party? (November 15, 2009)

Hope for long-distance love (November 1, 2009)

Why our road rage? (October 25, 2009)

The dreaded hug (October 11, 2009)

Yes, men also have biological clocks (October 4, 2009)

Don't ditch your gay son's wedding (September 27, 2009)

How to divorce an elusive ex (September 6, 2009)

Take time to grieve when you lose a beloved pet (August 23, 2009)

Rebuild trust after betrayals (August 9, 2009)

Learn to say "no" (July 26, 2009)

Sex as an addiction (July 19, 2009)

Learn to date again (July 12, 2009)

Refocus spoiled kids (June 21, 2009)

Teach boys not to be abusive (June 14, 2009)

Dealing with a spouse's drinking (May 31, 2009)

Parents who let kids drink to help "fit in" (May 24, 2009)

My guy's becoming Groomzilla (May 17, 2009)

Wedding present IOU? (May 10, 2009)

Embarrassing online photos (May 3, 2009)

A daddy's dilemma: Paternity test (April 26, 2009)

Love vs. clutter (April 19, 2009)

Words of sympathy (March 22, 2009)

Grandma moves in (March 15, 2009)

Kids' money lessons (March 8, 2009)

Can gossip be good? (February 22, 2009)

Sister's sins aren't hers (February 15, 2009)

Go green for love? (February 8, 2009)

New Year's resoultion help (February 1, 2009)

Don't ditch your gay son's wedding (January 11, 2009)

Time to grow up (December 28, 2008)

Arranged marriages and physical chemistry (November 16, 2008)

Make political peace at home over Tuesday's election (November 2, 2008)

Bullying in the blood? (October 19, 2008)

Fighting for custody: Lessons from Christie Brinkley's breakup (October 5, 2008)

When friends divorce: how to manage friendships? (September 21, 2008)

Forgive dying mom? (September 7, 2008)

When single moms start dating again (August 31, 2008)

Pregnant belly etiquette (August 24, 2008)

It's groom's day, too (July 6, 2008)

Skip the divorce party. (June 29, 2008)

Nip/Tuck for mom? (June 15, 2008)

To-do lists get personal -- Websites encourage you. (June 1, 2008)

What women want (May 18, 2008)

Grieving for a lost pet is necessary (May 4, 2008)

Custody for dads? (April 13, 2008)

Dating services: Don't get duped (April 6, 2008)

Sibling caregivers need help, too (March 23, 2008)

Be open about cancer (March 2, 2008)

Handling a boss who makes sexist and racist remarks (February 10, 2008)

What does it really mean when someone asks you to be a godparent (January 13, 2008)

Who keeps the ring when the engagement ends? (December 30, 2007)

Losing weight together (December 16, 2007)

Single moms need support network (December 9, 2007)

Rehab can work (December 2, 2007)

Go on, Google your date (November 18, 2007)

Who is better at relationships, men or women? (November 11, 2007)

Cheat-proof your marriage (November 4, 2007)

Tips for meeting a cellphone date (October 14, 2007)

I think my son is in a cult (October 7, 2007)

Single moms need support network (September 30, 2007)

Surprise! HIV test! (September 23, 2007)

Mental health care for vets (September 16, 2007)

Prenup pitfalls (July 1, 2007)

Make home where your romance is (June 24, 2007)

Money in relationships (June 17, 2007)

Before you separate, decide on some rules (June 3, 2007)

Love at the office: Think twice. (May 27, 2007)

Is it that bad to go after a guy because he has money? (May 13, 2007)

Writing love letters in a text-message world (May 6, 2007)

My ex is always breaking her promises to our 5-year-old son, and I'm sick of it. (April 29, 2007)

Helping Mama get her groove back (April 22, 2007)

Move-in girlfriend? 18-year-old wants his girlfriend to move in (March 25, 2007)

Curfew considerations (March 11, 2007)

Book club invader (Feb. 18, 2007)

Volunteer for love (Feb. 11, 2007)

No church wedding: Divorcé worries Catholic in-laws (Feb. 4, 2007)

More gifts for a runaway bride? (Jan. 21, 2007)

Marrying right: Be sure before you tie the knot. (Jan. 14, 2007)

Improving friendships will make you feel healthier this year . (Jan. 7, 2007)

Broach a tough topic: Ailing mom's will (Dec. 24, 2006)

"Sorry" isn't enough (Dec. 17, 2006)

Don't be a desperate single (Dec. 3, 2006)

Prenup: I do? (Nov. 12, 2006)

5 ways to break the ice (Oct. 29, 2006)

Military and marriage (Oct. 22, 2006)

Goodbye to Mr. Wrong (Oct. 1, 2006)

Games to play (Sept. 10, 2006)

Be sure before you tie the knot (August 27, 2006)

Get tested, to be safe. (July 30, 2006)

Dating and the single parent (July 16, 2006)

Ring of ire: Boyfriend insists on his mother's engagement ring (June 18, 2006)

Make an effort to spend time together (June 11, 2006)

Beware ex-lovers' leap, Her sister's sins aren't hers, Coach with care (June 4, 2006)

Resolve problems early on
   Plus: "Mom looks younger than me" (May 14, 2006)

She's waiting until marriage (April 30, 2006)

The "other woman" wants respect (March 26, 2006)

Pets put couples to the test (March 12, 2006)

The Usher effect: Eating disorders and boys (February 26, 2006)

Unite to beat cancer (February 5, 2006)

Just say no to teen breast surgery (January 8, 2006)


The price of infertility (December 4, 2005)

My fiancee's parents insist on a prenup (November 27, 2005)

Celebrate with sensitivity (November 20, 2005)

An affair to regret (October 23, 2005)

Fighting over Fido (October 9, 2005)

His porn; her problem (October 2, 2005)

Sports pointers: Many adult fans need training (September 11, 2005)

How honest is enough? (August 28, 2005)

Childless couple tired of family lectures (August 21, 2005)

How do I have a relationship with my dad, apart from his new family? (August 14, 2005)

How can I "seek counseling" if I can barely pay my bills? (July 31, 2005)

Kids' names: your "creativity" could doom a child to a lifetime of teasing. (July 10, 2005)

Is it wrong to teach your teenage daughter to "wait until marriage" when your own first sexual encounter was at 16? (June 5, 2005)

"Desperate househusband" avoiding working wife (June 5, 2005)

Husband losing weight; wife losing interest (May 8, 2005)

Attraction to a new 27-year-old step-brother (April 10, 2005)

Giving marriage ultimatums (March 13, 2005)

Divorced dad's kids don't want new mom (February 27, 2005)

Dennie's 8 simple rules for dating. (February 13, 2005)

Ex-wife is dating a man not good for her child. (February 6, 2005)

What do you do when your kid walks in during an intimate moment? (January 30, 2005)

Depressed about the presidential election results? (January 16, 2005)

His wife hits him: what to do about it. (January 9, 2005)

Bachelor party: Can a fiancée demand it be co-ed? (January 2, 2005)


Divorce and children: Should an 8-year-old decide on custody? (December 26, 2004)

Dumped for the holidays? Don't stay home and mope! (December 12, 2004)

Moving in together doesn't have to mean losing your voice on the decorating.
Plus Husband's teenage daughter strains the marriage
(October 17, 2004)

Is it ever right to stay married for a child? (October 3, 2004)

Getting remarried after a divorce? How long to wait (September 19, 2004)

Spouse scheduling (August 29, 2004)

A 3-year-old mimics violence (August 22, 2004)

What are a man's legal rights concerning abortion? Plus: Stay with wife and kids, or leave with mistress? (August 15, 2004)

Marrying a much younger woman; Mixed message after a first date (August 8, 2004)

My husband hates it when I give him advice Getting a man to listen (July 18, 2004)

53-year-old mom had plastic surgery: How to deal with a competitive spirit (July 11, 2004)

I do's and I don'ts: Common issues in planning a wedding (June 6, 2004)

Wife had an affair: How to get over it (May 30, 2004)

Dad's "love child:" What if you're not ready to meet her? (April 25, 2004)

Letting a 16-year-old on vacation Worries about teenagers "skirting the rules" (March 21, 2004)

"Sex bracelets": To ban or not to ban? (March 14, 2004)

Volunteering: Get the whole family in on the act (February 22, 2004)

Should she propose? Of course. Here's how to make sure he gives the right answer. (February 8, 2004)

Is it so wrong to "live together"? Experts on premarital cohabitation (January 18, 2004)

Raising biracial kids, and telling "Mr. Right" you're an egg donor. (January 4, 2004)


Her fiancé comes from money. His family insists she sign a prenup. (December 28, 2003)

Pets as presents? Here are points to consider (December 14, 2003)

Bad holiday gifts: How to give (and get) gifts that will be appreciated (December 7, 2003)

Bachelorette couple: Can their TV marriage last in reality? PLUS: What to call your husband's parents. (November 30, 2003)

Should she get a job? Husband thinks the kids are old enough for mom to work (November 23, 2003)

Fiancé has a gay past: Should he be shown the door? (November 16, 2003)

Converting to Judaism? Bride-to-be's family protests. (October 5, 2003)

Cell phone for a 10-year-old Plus: Falling for a sister's ex (August 24, 2003)

Husband's new co-workers/friends Plus: Sister's miscarriage (July 20, 2003)

Child custody and DNA

Bringing daughter to bed: Should kids sleep in your bed? (June 15, 2003)

Only children: Are they lonely? Plus: Is it right to insist the wife (mom of two) get a job?. (April 20, 2003)

Housework: Stay-at-home mom hates housework. Husband requires she do it. (March 16, 2003)

Kids and grades: Focus on the positive (March 2, 2003)

Loving two men at once? (February 23, 2003)

Wife's regular visits to male massage therapist. Bridesmaid etiquette. (February 16, 2003)

Does your 15 year old daughter keep bringing boys home? (February 9, 2003)

"I say I'm ready to move in with my boyfriend. My mom says I'm not." (February 2, 2003)

Fiancée says "it's me or the dog!";
How to treat a sister's cheating hubby
(January 26, 2003)

What to do when your retired parents come to call (January 19, 2003)

When he says he wants to be "just friends" and you think otherwise;
Wanting a stay at home wife/mom of five
(January 5, 2003)


When a boyfriend's new religious beliefs end your sex life (December 8, 2002)

How can I stop my mom's out-of-control spending? (Nov. 24, 2002)

My husband and I disagree about spanking. (Oct. 20, 2002)

Should I pay my kids for good grades? (Oct. 13, 2002)

Things to consider in a long-distance relationship. (Sept. 15, 2002)

Getting your kids ready to stay home alone. (Sept. 8, 2002)

Teens & Sex: Parents have as many questions as their children. Our experts respond to your concerns. (Aug. 25 2002)

"I snooped and found I wasn't in Dad's will..." (July 28, 2002)

A new book that has wisdom from others' divorces. (June 30, 2002)

Those [bleeping] Osbournes! Don't blame them for your children's colorful speech. (June 2, 2002)

Covenant laws may save marriages, but at what price? (May 5, 2002)

Advice for a divorced dad who wants to date. (April 7, 2002)

Response to my columns on work and cheating. (March 7, 2002)

Time to leave the nest, kid. (March 10, 2002)

Valentine's Day: Not for lovers only (February 3, 2002)

Politically incorrect daycare dad; fiancée inviting old flame to wedding; a chronically complaining sister (January 20, 2002)


Ready for marriage? (December 30, 2001)

Celebrating with sensitivity (December 23, 2001)

My husband won't see eye-to-eye on holiday gift giving (December 9, 2001)

My 14-year-old daughter wants to go to her first concert (November 18, 2001)

Betraying a husband? (October 28, 2001)

Revealing the truth to your adopted child (October 14, 2001)

Negotiating "boys' night out" for newlyweds (September 30, 2001)

Should parents test their teens for alcohol use? (August 12, 2001)

Father's Day: How to get more involved in your daughter's life (June 17, 2001)

My 55-year-old father wants to bring his 20-year-old girlfriend to my wedding (May. 27, 2001)

Dennie Hughes on online romance (April 29, 2001)

How can I get my husband to leave work in time to eat with our toddler? (April 15, 2001)

Strategic alliances: "Survivor" vs. real life (March 11, 2001)

Strategies for coping with in-laws. (Feb. 4, 2001)

"How can I get my 18-year-old daughter back together with her boyfriend?" (Jan. 28, 2001)

"My wife lied to me about being on the pill." (Jan. 21, 2001)

Freeloading daughter won't work. (Jan. 14, 2001)

How to keep those New Year's resolutions. (Dec. 24, 2000)

"How can I get my girlfriend into therapy for OCD?" (Dec. 10, 2000)

Dealing with the holiday blues. (Nov. 26, 2000)

Friend's family is more accommodating to a vegetarian diet for Thanksgiving. (Nov. 12, 2000)

Finesse your guests' political agendas at your next family get-together.   (Oct. 29, 2000)

"How do I prevent my pre-teens' dressing up as Britney Spears for Halloween?" (Oct 15, 2000)

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