CJ News & Views
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
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My boyfriend has moved away for the summer for a job and I miss him terribly so. All I want is for him to come back. I can't stop thinking about him. - Missing Love in Connecticut
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My little sister is driving me crazy. She wants to follow me everywhere. But I don't want her to. What do I do? - Connor in South Carolina