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CJ News & Views

Rules of Engagement

Dear Ms. Meniscus, I am having trouble with my fiance. We have been together for almost six years, but lately we argue. A lot. I am not sure about my feelings for him, but I am scared of being alone. What can I do? -Kasey in Concordia

Take Five, Daily

Dr. Laurie encourages us to commit to one relaxing thing every day.

Gay-ing it Up

Dear Ms. Meniscus, I'm gay and when I came out a few years ago, it was terrifying and I was so scared of losing all of my friends. But most of them were really cool about it. Things have quieted down, and I even have a boyfriend now. But it's my parents -- I haven't told them yet. And I don't know how to. They're very conservative and, though I was afraid to lose my friends, I'm REALLY afraid to lose my parents. What do I do? -Determined in Dover

Fight for his Wife

Dear Ms. Meniscus, I have been dating a Christian man who has his own Gospel Group. He told me he had been divorced about six months, separated for almost a year. After dating for almost three months, his wife (!) told me that she found out about ME, which made HER ask for a divorce. He allowed me to fall in love with him BEFORE telling me he was still MARRIED. I have never been married and am a very loving person. I am having such a hard time walking away because of course he starts saying everything I want to hear. PLEASE tell me how to gain the courage and strength to WALK AWAY. -Chipped Crystal

Boyfriend Requirements

Dear Ms. Meniscus, I'm an adult who has overbearing parents! They feel that I can do better than my boyfriend because he doesn't have a college degree (little do they know that he is graduating this summer with his associates degree). My dad doesn't have a college degree, so who is he to tell me who to date? -Karla in Kansas

The Upside of Complaining

Complaining can be good? Dr. Laurie says yes -- when you do so in the right amount. Read up or listen in as she tells us how.