I dated a man on and off for about 3 years in my 20's. He was 14 years older than I was but slept on a mattress on the floor and was a freelance writer. He treated me like garbage and I ate it up because I had no self worth at the time. He'd say things like he just couldn't love me because there was just something… » 10/24/14 9:11am Yesterday 9:11am

I grew up with a miniature schnauzer who was very smart. For the first several years of his life, he got the same Christmas present - a basket made of rawhide filled with various rawhide chews. When he was 5 or 6, we couldn't find such a thing anywhere, so he got something else. While we all opened our presents, he… » 10/23/14 11:50pm Thursday 11:50pm

My puppy man travels with me a lot. My husband and I take him on road trips; I take him on planes. He's very well behaved, though it sometimes causes him some anxiety, especially on road trips if we are at a rest stop and one of us gets out of the car. When I fly with him, he never makes a peep. The only time he has… » 10/23/14 8:49pm Thursday 8:49pm

If anyone wants to have a victim blaming rage stroke...

Then read the coverage about Darren Deon Vann, suspected serial killer in Gary, Indiana. The coverage is largely about how his victims put themselves in danger. See this Chicago Tribune story. His name isn't mentioned until the 5th paragraph.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre... » 10/23/14 7:49pm Thursday 7:49pm

Me too! There is a couple I know that is VERY guilty of this... I grew up with the husband and knew his wife, too, but she's several years older than we are. So they post marriage problems on facebook and take polls about what other people think is "normal" for a marriage. They are going through a health crisis right… » 10/23/14 5:52pm Thursday 5:52pm

That has never happened to me and I use GrubHub a lot. The most annoying thing with GrubHub is when the restaurant is running late and you ask GrubHub for an updated delivery time, they often text you the original delivery time, which has already passed. » 10/23/14 3:38pm Thursday 3:38pm

Americans - question about your health care

Do you have a primary care physician? Is he/she the proprietor of his/her own practice, or part of a physicians' group, or affiliated with a local hospital system? How long does it take for you to get an appointment with him/her if you are sick and need to see a doctor? Have you ever been referred to Urgent Care… » 10/21/14 10:30am Tuesday 10:30am

I like it! I like the way it plays with memory. It is like dueling memoirs in TV form. I have always considered the memoir a genre of half truths, because no one can remain objective - it is necessarily filtered through their perspective, their current world view as shaped by their past experiences. » 10/20/14 11:52pm Monday 11:52pm

The California bar exam results "expiring" doesn't even make sense. If you pass, you pass, you get sworn in. You don't take it a second time. I have never heard of results "expiring"? Maybe it's a California bar thing that I don't know about since I don't practice there. » 10/20/14 5:19pm Monday 5:19pm

I gave Green Zebra three chances and each time, I had horrible service. As bad as yours. They just do not make service a priority. I once had a 2.5 hour two course meal there on a Monday when it was not crowded. I prefer Mana on Division for vegetarian restaurants around there. » 10/20/14 10:08am Monday 10:08am

I had a friend who was the same way and ultimately, I couldn't take the constant drama. She would ask me for advice, I would give it, she would ignore it, and then she would fall apart over thr easily anticipated consequences. She needed a therapist's help, not mine, but she wouldn't go back to therapy. I ended my… » 10/20/14 12:42am Monday 12:42am

I started on continuous BC for the same reasons and my tits are out of control. I also gained like 8 pounds without doing anything differently, though, so thaaat sucks. I've been wondering if the weight gain is due to the continuous BC because it started around that time. » 10/18/14 9:25pm 10/18/14 9:25pm

I was so fed up with my current job (last day is Tuesday!) that I was worried I was being rude to my bosses at times. I had taken to being pretty explicit and straightforward about a lot of the problems with the firm, and I had started correcting one partner who got facts wrong all the time. The partner would always… » 10/18/14 4:17pm 10/18/14 4:17pm

I blame the stupid new tradition of inviting all out of town wedding guests to the rehearsal dinner for my husband not getting any on the wedding night. I didn't want to do that, but my husband did because all his friends did. It was like having 2 weddings on consecutive nights. I was so mentally and emotionally… » 10/18/14 4:06pm 10/18/14 4:06pm