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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:23

Dear Todd Parker - (03/04/15)

My wife and I have been married for 31 years. We've got two grown children both sons and have started thinking in earnest about retirement. We're still very much in love and we love our family very much. Unfortunately, there's a problem.

Our kids won't grow the hell up.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:08

Dear Todd Parker - (02/11/15)

Valentine's Day is such bullst. Everyone knows that it's just one more scam for corporations to make more money. Why should I hand over my cash to those a-holes at Hallmark or Whitman's or whatever just to celebrate a completely arbitrary date?

My girlfriend and I actually got together last spring, so this is the first time I've had to deal with this. She knows how I feel about the 'holiday' and she's on board with it. She thinks the whole thing is a crock too.

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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 21:05

Dear Todd Parker, (12/03/14)

I was in a long-term relationship with a guy for a number of years. For a long time, I thought he was the one, but I gradually realized that he and I were moving in different directions and we had become incompatible in a lot of ways. So about a year ago, we broke it off amicably. Well, mostly amicably anyway. The goal was to remain friends. It wasn't easy, but I still cared about the guy, so I did my best. We didn't see a lot of each other, but it was always pleasant enough when we did.

Last week, he called me up out of the blue we hadn't spoken in a couple of months and left a message on my voicemail asking if I would like to go out to dinner with himand his new girlfriend. He told me that it was really important to him that I meet her. He also said that meeting her would be good for me and help me 'gain closure' on our relationship. It turns out that in his eyes, our mutual breakup was in fact him breaking up with me and he wanted to help me 'move on.'

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:59

Dear Todd Parker (11/26/14)

So I'm in a bit of a holiday conundrum and I'm not sure what to do.

I have a good friend who has two kids the older (a girl) is 10 and the younger (a boy) is seven. They've reached the age where they're starting to question certain aspects of the holiday. The girl especially had started hearing some things in the classroom and the doubts were starting to filter in. But my friend is a big Christmas lover and has really enjoyed keeping that magic alive as long as possible, so she asked me to help.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:33

Dear Todd Parker, (11/19/14)

Thanksgiving is coming and my kids are coming back home for the holiday. My wife and I are very much looking forward to having them all under one roof again. My older son is coming with his wife and their daughter and my daughter is bringing her husband. None of this is a problem.

The problem is with my younger son.

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:22

Ask Todd Parker - September 4, 2013

Dear Todd Parker,

I'm about to start my second year of college and it seems like everyone in the world is asking me what I want to major in. My parents, my friends and my advisor have all been asking me what course of study I'm going to follow.

How the hell should I know? I'm 19. Am I really supposed to know what I want to do with the rest of my life? It feels like this is the biggest decision I'll ever make and I don't have a clue. I spent my freshman year taking a bunch of required classes, but there wasn't anything that inspired me or anything. None of them were really terrible, either. I feel like I'm in pretty much the same boat as I was when I started.

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 23:23

Ask Todd Parker - August 7, 2013

Dear Todd Parker,

My sister and her husband have a little boy who just turned three years old. He can be a bit of a terror they're very much from the 'never say no' school of parenting but he's a pretty cute kid. He's definitely sharp as a tack and generally sweet, if a bit rambunctious.

However, there's one problem that refuses to go away. The kid won't stay potty-trained.

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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:06

Ask Todd Parker - June 5, 2013

Dear Todd Parker,

My husband and I recently moved into a new house. The neighborhood is great. It's usually quiet (aside from the usual kids being kids-type stuff) and everyone who lives nearby has been awesome. We say hello when we pass each other on the street and all that. We've been trying our best to be good neighbors and for the most part, I think we've succeeded.

But we have a secret.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:55

Ask Todd Parker - May 8, 2013

Dear Todd Parker,

A friend of mine started dating this girl a couple of months ago. I had seen her around and stuff, but we'd never really hung out or anything like that. Just one of those familiar faces you see out and about; none of us really knew much about her. So my buddy starts dating her and now I'm seeing her more and more in a social setting. 

And she's awful.

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Friday, 26 April 2013 09:49

Ask Todd Parker - Apr. 24, 2013

Dear Todd Parker,

Ever have one of those moments when you learn something about yourself and you wish you hadn't?

There's this guy that I know from back in the day. We aren't all that close anymore, although we still talk every once in a great while. He's always been a pretty good dude, but not the kind of guy you would think would be destined for great things.

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