CJ News & Views
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I have been married for 20 years and my husband eats very loudly all the time. I have tried turning up the TV during dinner to block out the sound and I can still hear him chewing. I have turned on music and have even asked him to try and quiet his audible chewing. He does nothing to reduce his chewing noise and I'm ready to divorce him over it. What can I do? -Irritated Wife
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My son is currently serving in Iraq. I miss him terribly. He's been gone now for the better part of four years. Though I'm incredibly proud of him, is it selfish of me to want him home? - Virginia Soldier's Momma
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I recently took a job which forces me to be away from my boyfriend for several months. I work a TON, but when I'm not working, all I want to do is talk to him -- like we do when we're together. I call a lot. How do I keep from bugging him? - Blue in Buffalo Grove
Dear Ms. Meniscus, School just ended and quite a few of my friends are switching schools. One of my best friends and the guy I've liked on and off since 4th grade is moving away to a boarding school quite a few states away. What should I do? - Soccer Chick
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Dear Ms. Meniscus, People make me so angry at times: on the road, at the grocery store, at work. Instead of expressing my frustration, I keep it all inside -- like I'm supposed to. Wouldn't it be better to just let it out, even once? - Pete in Phoenix
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I'm a very happy gal. Sometimes, though, my boyfriend and I fight. He'll be down about something and says I'm "insensitive" to his feelings. What is going on? - Ecstatic in Akron
Dear Ms. Meniscus, Sometimes I get really sad or frustrated and my boyfriend doesn't understand ... he just keeps prodding and asking me, "What's wrong?" All I want is some alone, quiet time. How do I get it? -Mary in Mississippi
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I have been driving a 40-minute, one-way commute to work for two years. Now, however, I was just offered a job at the office two blocks from my apartment. What should I do? - Al with the Pouty Car