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Lies & punishment

Lies & punishment

  Dear Manay Gina, I have a problem with my youngest daughter. She’s only five years old. She is a smart girl but oftentimes, she lies to avoid punishment for doing bad things. At first, we were amused at how she could easily blame her other siblings for her wrongdoings. However, this behavior has become […]

Is she dating a loser?

  Dear Manay Gina, Our daughter is intelligent but her choice in a boyfriend makes us worry. She has a college degree and has always been a hard worker. Her boy­friend however, while older, just finished school and lacks interest to improve his educa­tion & chances of getting a better-paying job. They have been dating […]

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Computer games shouldn’t take over our lives

  Dear Manay Gina, I just caught my husband ly­ing about a purchase he made, an expensive gadget for gam­ing. At first, he said that it was a gift. And now that he’s been found out, he decided that he no longer wants to speak to me or have anything to do with me. The […]

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A ‘weighty’ issue

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A ‘weighty’ issue

  Dear Manay Gina, I have a two-year relation­ship with my girlfriend. She is sweet and caring but she has become very overweight. She was chubby before but not this fat. It is now driving a wedge between us. I like to go to the gym and do active things, while her idea of a […]

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Staying sober

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Staying sober

  Dear Manay Gina, My daughter had a drug-de­pendency problem before. Now that she has recovered, she has turned to food and has become very fat. She recognizes the problem that she will not or cannot do anything about it on her own. Unfortunately, her husband enables her eating disorder. We have brought up the […]

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Am I being overly jealous?

  Dear Manay Gina, My boyfriend told me that he received a Facebook message from an old female friend, wanting to reconnect with him. I know that this female friend was his former girl­friend. He said that we would both enjoy her friendship. My first thought was that a woman doesn’t go searching out old […]

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