By Dolores | 09/11/2009 - 10:26
My boyfriend is shorter than I am, but we love each other very much. My best friend says that I should break up with him because we look bad together. I have two questions for you: One, how can I tell her that I want to make my own decisions without being rude? Two, should I break up with him?
—Mexicana con Problemas, Utah
By Dolores | 09/07/2009 - 10:00
I’m 21-years old and my question is: How can I overcome my pickiness? I'll meet a cute guy and go out on a date but if even the smallest thing bothers me—like the way he breathes or kisses—I get grossed out and dump him. I’m not perfect, but I always seem to find something wrong or annoying about a guy, and it stops me from getting into a relationship. Is this normal or is there something wrong with me?
—Confused Latina in Japan
By Dolores | 09/03/2009 - 18:00
I honestly don’t know what to do with my fiancé. He just got back from Iraq. We had just gotten engaged, and then he was shipped out to the war. Now we are trying to give the relationship a second chance, but I just don’t know where to start or how to get close to him again.
—Dee Dee in CA
Dear Dee Dee:
By Dolores | 08/31/2009 - 15:42
I am so confused. I asked my male friend whether he could ever see me as more than just a friend. His response was, and I quote, “I know that when stuff starts going bad in my life, I am definitely going to need you. So don’t take my answer as an ‘ I don’t like you.’ Take it as a ‘Please ask again later’ because I know any decision I would make now is not going to be the right one”. I don’t know what he means by that. Please help me!
—Raquel on the Web
By Dolores | 08/27/2009 - 08:54
My number one problem in my relationship is my boyfriend’s ex, who is also the mother of his child. She becomes a nuisance when she doesn’t have a boyfriend. She always throws it in his face that their son lives with her, and she needs money for rent and bills and God-only-knows what else! I feel it is going too far, and I don’t know how to stop it. Any tips?
—Maria in Chicago
By Dolores | 08/24/2009 - 16:27
My brother is dating a Latina of mixed racial background. She looks black but is really Puerto Rican, Dominican and Jamaican. Is it okay for my 100 percent Mexican brother to date her?
—Chicana on the Web
By Dolores | 08/20/2009 - 16:03
My boyfriend is a great guy, and I truly love him. He’s my first love. I’m 16, and he’s 20 and thinking of marriage. I do really want to get married someday, but I’m also really scared. What if he stops loving me?
—Debra in CA
By Dolores | 08/17/2009 - 17:07
My man and I have been dating for more than a year, but I just broke up with him because he never had time for me. He talked to his friends more than he talked to me. That made me really jealous, and our relationship went downhill. After being single for a week, I wanted to get back together, but he wouldn’t take me back. Why?
—Broken in WI