Marriage Advice Archives - Tamara Hartley Your Advice Guru and How-To Coach

Disciplines Like Drill Sergeant!

Dear Tamara: My husband and I have two different parenting styles and how we discipline. He is from a military family and grew up getting spankings, or as he often calls it “whoopins.” I did not grow up getting spanked and think it is unnecessary form of discipline to hit a child to get them […]

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To Shack or Not to Shack – That is the Question!

Dear Tamara: My fiancé has asked me to move in with him. We have been together for three years and engaged for almost a year now. We have not yet set a wedding date because we each have another year of school left and we both want to wait until we graduate college before getting […]

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So Many People Have Let Me Down!

Dear Tamara: In my lifetime I have been hurt and let down by everyone around me (my former spouse, family members, and friends). People have let me down so much in the past that I have a hard time connecting with anyone. I guess you can say that I have built a wall of protection […]

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I Heard it Through the Grapevine!

Dear Tamara: How do you confront a spouse about a rumor you heard about them? Suspicious   Dear Suspicious: First of all, a rumor is just that, a RUMOR. A speculation, accusation, or something that has NOT YET been proven. And in many cases, a rumor can be a flat out lie. I would be […]

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Girlfriend Works With Ex Husband!

Dear Tamara: My girlfriend and I have been dating for over a year. I knew going in that she and her ex husband were close. They have been divorced for about five years, but their lives are still very much connected. They have a six-year-old daughter and they work together every day. I have tried […]

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Found Soulmate and It’s Not My Husband!

Dear Tamara: Do you believe in soulmates and that there is one person that perfectly matches you completely?” I have been married for a few years and I just met a man that I believe is my true soulmate. We have so much in common and I believe we are destined to be together. Though […]

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How to Deal with a Mother in Law Who Hates You!

Dear Tamara: My mother-in-law hates me and I am having a hard time getting along with her. Things seemed really good between us before the wedding, but after we said “I do,” she completely flipped the script. I don’t know what I did to make things change so drastically. When I talk to my husband […]

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How To Deal with Baby Mama Drama

Dear Tamara: I thought my new boyfriend was perfect until I began having to deal with his baby mama drama. We have been dating for about four months now and we get along great. The only problem is his son’s mother. I hate to put it this way, but she is ghetto! She is constantly interfering […]

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Divorce or Stay Together?

Divorce or Stay Together Should we divorce or stay together for the sake of the children? Dear Tamara: My wife and I have been married for six years, but we’re currently separated and considering divorce. We are in counseling, but I’m ready to end the marriage. I’ve tried to tell my wife how I feel, but […]

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Wife Makes More Money!

Dear Tamara: My husband and I have been married for three years. When we first got married, he was the primary breadwinner of the family making over six figures. About a year ago he lost his job when his company closed, and he has not been able to find a new job that pays him […]

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