Straight Talk

Straight Talk TNT: Take care of skin

Dear Straight Talk: I’m glad I don’t have worse concerns than this, but my daughter is going to Mexico with another family and I’m worried she will cook herself on the beach ...

Straight Talk: Questioning whether to kiss or not at date’s end

Dear Straight Talk: I am a 24-year-old man relatively new to dating. It has been my assumption that kissing a woman on a first date is considered “too forward,” but after read ...

Straight Talk TNT: The sickest bullies are those who pretend to be friends

Dear Straight Talk: Someone I once considered a good friend has been saying absolutely horrible things behind my back. I overheard her, so I know it’s true. This person is very ...

Straight Talk TNT: Where does boyfriend sleep when visiting?

Dear Straight Talk: My daughter is a junior in college. She’ll be coming home shortly with her boyfriend who we have not yet met. They do not live together but I’m pretty sure ...

Straight Talk TNT: College-age panelists weigh in on pornography issue

Dear Straight Talk: My younger brother is 19, a healthy college student. We are close friends. He confided in me that he is reluctant to date because of recent problems with arousa ...

Straight Talk TNT: Siblings embarrassed about having two moms

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 16 with a 14-year-old sister. Our mom is gay and her partner, “Jenny,” lives with us. We’re products of a marriage when she was young and trying t ...

Straight Talk TNT: Mom worries about son's Facebook friend count

Dear Straight Talk: Maybe I shouldn’t meddle, but my son is an awkward, shy teenager and my brother’s kids are popular. At a recent reunion, a lively conversation ensued about ...

Straight Talk: 'Glee' offers Hollywood-style take on high school

Dear Straight Talk: One of my guilty pleasures is watching “Glee.” I am wondering if the degree of bullying they depict is exaggerated or if high school today is really like t ...

Straight Talk: What do you do if girlfriend too much like mom?

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a 17-year-old guy in a pretty serious relationship with my girlfriend. We’ve been together almost a year and are sexually active. The problem is, she ...

Straight Talk: Moving on can be hard

Dear Straight Talk: Six months ago, my younger sister was rejected by her boyfriend for another girl. She’s still not over it. She lies around sad and depressed and hardly leave ...