Relationships

My husband has become very stressed due to recent layoffs at his work. We’re already struggling to make ends meet. I feel like this has changed him. He’s irritable and everything I do seems to make him mad. Last week, he yelled at me in Walmart over parking in the wrong spot. This is not the person I married, and I don’t know how to get him back. What should I do? – Trouble in Paradise

Dear Trouble, Hardships in life are best handled by married partners who respect the situation and each other. When one partner succumbs to stress and lashes out repeatedly at his or her spouse, the marriage is threatened and something must be done to address the situation. The first thing that must be done in your case is to gain insight…

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Relationships

I am a 40-year-old male suffering from Erectile Dysfunction. My wife says she still loves me and that it doesn’t matter that we’re not having sex, but I think it does. My urologist says there is no cure and that I should buy a pump or take up running. Please help. – Less of a man

Dear Less, Sexuality, and its expression with one’s lover leads to a wonderful connection between two people, so I agree with you: it does matter. As I see it, there are two issues to consider: the type of “erectile dysfunction” you may be experiencing and how, despite this concern, you and your wife can still have a sexually-healthy marriage. Typically,…

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Career Advice

I’m an 18-year-old male and my Chinese parents are pushing me to become a lawyer or a doctor but I want to follow my passion in fashion design. They argue that I need to become something that they never had a chance to become. I want to make the right choice, what should I do? – Passion for Fashion

Dear Passion, Congratulations on entering the throes of adulthood! Being an adult in Canada allows you the legal power to choose the direction of your life. In reality, you can make the decision to live wherever you want, date whomever you prefer, and attend whichever school you choose. But, being raised by Chinese parents, in – what I’m presuming –…

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