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Family Secrets!

Dear Tamara: I just found out that my father has a daughter with another woman. Apparently he had an affair on my mother shortly after they were married. The woman contacted my father and now wants to have a relationship with him after all of these years. I also found out that my mother and […]

Tattoos and Piercings, Oh My!

Dear Tamara: I am furious that my daughter has so many tattoos and Piercings! She has completely flipped the script and I barely even know her anymore. Since she moved out on her own it’s like she is a completely new person. She has tattoos all over her arms and an earring in her eyebrow […]

Wife is a Shopaholic!

Dear Tamara: My wife is a shopaholic and she is ruining our credit and our marriage! She buys things that she doesn’t even need. Her closet is full of clothes with tags still on them. She has over a hundred pairs of shoes and purses and still she continues to shop. That’s one problem, but […]

Fifteen and Pregnant!

Dear Tamara: Recently my fifteen-year-old niece confided in me that she is four months pregnant. I tried to talk to her and convince her to talk to her mother, but she is too afraid. Though my sister has a history of getting upset and going off, I still think she has the right to know […]

Too Young for the “Sex Talk?”

Dear Tamara: What is a good age to start talking to kids about sex? I recently caught my 11-year-old son watching porn on his computer (and I assume he was doing more than watching). I walked up on him and I saw it on the screen. As soon as he heard me he hurried up […]

My Son’s Father is Back!

Dear Tamara: My husband and I have been married for six years. We have three children. Four-year old-twins and a twelve-year-old son I had from a previous relationship. While my husband has not officially adopted my son, he has been the only father my son has known for the last six years. Recently my son’s […]

My 15-Year-Old is Sexting!

Dear Tamara: I just found out a few days ago that my 15-year-old daughter has been “sexting” on her cell phone with a boy from her school. Up to this point I have never checked my daughter’s phone or gone through her text messages. I just trusted her to be responsible and to do the […]

Holiday Stress – I Can’t Afford Gifts!

Dear Tamara: I have a 5 and 7 year old, as well as one on the way a week or so before Christmas. Since I will be off work, I will not be able to afford the gifts my children are used to having on Christmas morning. I have already explained to them that they […]