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The Vine: September 5, 2012
September 5, 2012 – 12:12 PM | 55 Comments
The Vine: September 5, 2012

I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years, living together for 2+ of those years. Near the beginning of our relationship I broke up with him over a differing opinion on the topic of parenthood …

The Vine: August 8, 2012
August 8, 2012 – 11:33 AM | 27 Comments
The Vine: August 8, 2012

I'm in need of some advice and I don't feel comfortable sharing this with anyone in my personal life.
My parents have been married for almost 40 years, and as far as I can tell it's …

The Vine: August 1, 2012
August 1, 2012 – 2:13 PM | 33 Comments
The Vine: August 1, 2012

Hi Sars! I'm writing on behalf of my SO and his family/finance frustrations. The set-up to this story is that SO and I live together and have just stumbled into a pretty great opportunity to …

The Vine: June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012 – 10:35 AM | 53 Comments
The Vine: June 20, 2012

I'm getting married to a hilarious, brilliant, gentle, just generally awesome guy. As the wedding approaches, my therapist has helped me prepare emotionally for obvious potential conflicts: what to say when religious family members notice …

The Vine: April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012 – 10:34 AM | 30 Comments
The Vine: April 27, 2012

My younger sister is about to have her first baby. I am thrilled for her and have been very supportive — gave her all my baby gear, lots of advice (mostly when asked for, heh), …

The Vine: April 25, 2012
April 25, 2012 – 3:00 PM | 65 Comments
The Vine: April 25, 2012

My daughter told me today that she really, really, really does not want to participate in her upcoming high-school graduation ceremony. I think I'm okay with this, but…
On the one hand I am thrilled to …

The Vine: April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012 – 2:28 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: April 18, 2012

I'm not the parent, but a very supportive godmother to my goddaughter, who is a sophomore dance and biology major. She is highly motivated, takes a heavy course load, is making all As, and realistic …

The Vine: March 21, 2012
March 21, 2012 – 8:15 AM | 22 Comments
The Vine: March 21, 2012

When I switched jobs about a year ago, I moved my family (husband, 18-month-old, and dog) from New York to California. I also moved our nanny and her teen son with us (after asking nicely …

The Vine: March 14, 2012
March 14, 2012 – 11:53 AM | 53 Comments
The Vine: March 14, 2012

I'm in the biggest fight of my life and I'm not even angry, at least not yet.
Several years ago my sister met, dated, and got engaged to a man who was arrested for having child …

Leap Vine: February 29, 2012
February 29, 2012 – 12:59 PM | 25 Comments
Leap Vine: February 29, 2012

I have a question regarding what to do about a depressed adult.
Backstory: My mother died of breast cancer three years ago. She was the stronghold of our family: the sweet, kind, funny, loving parent. She …