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My Father is Gay, My Mother is Devastated.

Another question from the beautiful men at The Good Men Project.

Q:  Allana, my father just told me he is gay. I don’t care, I love him for being honest with himself; but, my mother, she is devastated. She keeps blaming herself and says she doesn’t know how to live her life without my father. What can I do?

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School is Complaining and We Can’t Agree on Resolution

Q: Our soon to be four year old is having issues at school and we, as his parents, can not agree on how to rectify the situation.

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4 Year Old Driving Me Nuts!

Q: Allana, I am going to lose it with my almost 4 year old. I’m a single mom and he is pushing my boundaries to the point that they might break. Everything is a fight, everything is a debate, everything is an issue. He’s my only and this might be normal but between his attitude and my stress at work, I am…I don’t even know anymore.

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How Do You Be the Trifecta

Q: How do you keep a balance of being your son’s best friend, your son’s role model, and your son’s mother?  I feel like those three roles conflict but you seem to balance each one so perfectly.

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Secretly Sabotaging To Win Custody

Q: I have been secretly sabotaging my husband’s relationship with our kids because I want to file for divorce and have sole custody. He has been having an affair for the past three years and I don’t think he deserves to walk away with anything. Am I wrong or is he getting what he deserves?

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My sister and I couldn’t be any more different if we tried.

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Question: My sister and I couldn’t be any more different if we tried. It was never a big deal until we both became mothers. She had her son first and now that mine is about 3 (her son is 5) – she feels the need to critique my methods of parenting. I don’t know if she is just trying to be the wiser older sister and believes she knows best because her son is older than mine but I think she is a terrible mom. I look at her son and pity the victim he will be when he gets older because she shelters him from everything. Is there a way to tell her thanks but keep your opinions to yourself?

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