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[Two Pronged] My loving husband doesn't celebrate anniversaries, birthdays

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

He ticks all the boxes – except that he doesn't want to celebrate life's milestones

[Two Pronged] My husband doesn't want to have sex with me

Feb 09, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'I feel so lonely and I hope both of you can help us.'

[Two Pronged] Wanting more from a 'casual relationship'

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Donna starts a casual relationship – with someone who is apparently already married. But now she wants more.

[Two Pronged] A barkada that pries too much

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

What happens if your friends ask too much about your relationship?

[Two Pronged] 'Erectile dysfunction' is ruining my relationship

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:30 AM

What factors go into a person's inability to perform in bed?

[Two Pronged] My parents expected a more expensive Christmas gift

Jan 05, 2020 - 9:32 PM

What's 'parentified' and why is it bad?

[Two Pronged] My husband's affair, low libido, and aging

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Should Dora believe her husband when he says his low libido can be attributed to his aging or is it something more?

[Two Pronged] I'm separated and he's married

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Fe is with a married man. Should she continue the relationship?

[Two Pronged] I was caught two-timing; now he won't talk to me

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Maribel left Gary for Vico but kept Gary close by. Now that Vico knows, Maribel's been blocked. What's she to do?

[Two Pronged] Struggles with my boss

Dec 08, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'I have a hard time brushing things off easily. Especially, if the minor 'offenses' get repeated over and over again.'

[Two Pronged] Do my urges mean I'm a sex addict?

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'The problem is, I don't easily get satisfied. It feels like I'm looking for something I'm not sure of.'

[Two Pronged] My parents want to lay the financial burden solely on me

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'My wings have been clipped by the distresses of my family'

[Two Pronged] Cheated on my boyfriend, and now my boss won't marry me

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:23 PM

She's cheated on her boyfriend with her boss – and despite another boss' prodding, the boss won't marry her

[Two Pronged] Should I pick my ex-husband or my boyfriend?

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'My heart says my hubby but my mind say my present boyfriend'

[Two Pronged] Should you apologize over ghosting?

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Myrna's ghosted hookups in the past. Should she say sorry?

[Two Pronged] He won't use a condom during sex

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'He says that it doesn't feel as good and not as intimate'

[Two Pronged] Is first-time sex always this painful?

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

'At this point, I don’t see why people love sex'

[Two Pronged] I'm still close to my son's ex. Is that OK?

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:41 PM

'My youngest daughter says she herself wouldn't like me to continue being friendly with her ex-boyfriend, so maybe my son's feelings are similar'

[Two Pronged] Does my boyfriend have post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:36 PM

'Sometimes, he asks if we can abstain from sex for a while because he hates the feeling of getting sick after we make love'

[Two Pronged] Why am I attracted to older, married men?

Sep 08, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Now I am 44 years old and still single'

[Two Pronged] A brotherly kind of love

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'We no longer see each other as just brothers but more of a couple'

[Two Pronged] Why do I need to know my wife's sexual history?

Aug 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'My wife is not upset when I ask these questions, and neither am I. But I want to know why.'

[Two Pronged] Bigger isn't always better

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Size sometimes matters – and in the case of Brian, for all the wrong reasons

[Two Pronged] My wife and her flirty bodyguard

Aug 04, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I gave her an ultimatum that if she contacts her former bodyguard again, I will create a scandal and opt for an annulment'

[Two Pronged] My husband, the bigamist

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Beth discovers her husband has actually been married before

[Two Pronged] Putting in more effort in a relationship

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:36 PM

'It’s as if I see little to no effort from him'

[Two Pronged] He no longer messages first – what does that mean?

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:47 AM

'Should I continue not messaging him first, or should I go ahead and continue being sweet to him even if he no longer initiates?'

[Two pronged] Premature ejaculation, an open marriage, and my new girlfriend

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:04 PM

'Why do I have premature ejaculation with my wife but not with my girlfriend?'

[Two Pronged] I want to move back to the Philippines; my wife isn't sure

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Should he stay or should he go?

[Two Pronged] Perfect marriage – save for the sex (or the lack thereof)

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'It’s his mind not in sync with wanting it'

[Two Pronged] Me, my girlfriend, and being 'big enough'

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'She betrayed me. She should have defended me. Plus she lied.'

[Two Pronged] Should I save my ex-girlfriend from the guy she cheated with?

Jun 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM

His girlfriend 'Anna' cheated on him. But now Pete is thinking about helping her. What should he do?

[Two Pronged] Choosing between my sister or my partner

May 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM

He gets an invite from his sister and kept it a secret – until his partner find out. What's Dan to do?

[Two Pronged] Unloving husband and misled by online dating

May 19, 2019 - 3:30 PM

'I love him more than my husband! Am I just being blinded?'

[Two Pronged] In a sexless marriage

May 05, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'What I fear the most is that one day, I just wake up and have no more feelings for my husband'

[Two Pronged] Sex isn't as 'hot' as before

Apr 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'M' says sex is different now that they're married. What's a girl to do?

[Two Pronged] Should I give my child's dad another chance?

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Diane asks: 'Would it be worth it to give ourselves another chance at building our family?'

[Two Pronged] Traumatic session with psychiatrist

Mar 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'I am a very private person. Sharing my pain and struggles are not easy.'

[Two Pronged] Is he just nice or does he love me?

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Our resident advice-giving duo talks about the research behind platonic relationships

[Two Pronged] My husband and our helper

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:40 PM

'This is not the first time for him to do this. I forgive but I cannot forget.'

[Two Pronged] Porn in a relationship

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'I don't like porn because it commodifies people and love'

[Two Pronged] Hot, raging libido and a 'lazy' wife

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'I love my wife but every time she rejects me I pity myself so much'

[Two Pronged] I can't stop replying to my ex

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:45 AM

'I feel no romantic ties or physical attraction towards him, but the niggling desire to still be his confidante continues. How do I stop feeling this way?' Arabelle writes about her ex boyfriend

[Two Pronged] He says a relationship won't work but he still wants to hang out

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:09 PM

'I am in pain, and confused. What did the messages mean?'

[Two Pronged] Cheating boyfriends and second chances

Jan 06, 2019 - 6:02 PM

'He wants to try again, but he never said sorry, still treats me harshly, is very distant.. although it’s only been a week since we reconciled.'

[Two Pronged] I love him but the situation is 'messy'

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'To say that it has been messy would be an understatement'

[Two Pronged] Should I leave my husband for a guy I met on a gaming app?

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'To make my story more complicated, I have a husband and he has a girlfriend. For 5 years, I have been hiding our situation because I doubt anyone can understand what I feel.'

[Two Pronged] I love my long-time girlfriend. What to do with my child's mom?

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Carlos' once again writes: He wants to marry 'Dee,' his girlfriend – and not 'Rita,' the mother of his child

[Two Pronged] My baby's father doesn't want to marry me

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:01 PM

'I reached out to PAO and was told that I cannot force the baby daddy to marry me. I honestly don't know what to do.'

[Two Pronged] Angel and her uncle

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'My uncle then told me that he loves me, not as a daughter, but as someone who is his wife'