By Dolores | 07/03/2009 - 10:00
Things with my boyfriend of three years—who I love so much I tattooed his name on my butt—have begun to fall apart. He doesn’t have a steady job, he is out with his amigos all the time and his mother spoils him rotten. She even bought him a 2009 Lexus! How do I break it off without hurting his feelings?
—D.M in Union City, NJ
By Dolores | 06/30/2009 - 18:00
I was wondering if you could help me. About two years ago, when I stayed at the Homewood Suites in Lewisville, Texas, I met a nice maid by the name of Gabriela. I never caught her last name. She didn’t speak much English, so she might have been an immigrant or a guest worker. We both had fun talking in broken English/Spanish. She had a real pleasant disposition. I would like to track her down and I thought that maybe you know her. Any advice?
—Traveler in NE
By Dolores | 06/23/2009 - 15:00
I’m a teacher at a small middle/high school. A parent of a student came up to me and she was offended because a certain teacher shows her thong every time she sits or bends down. I have witnessed this myself, but since I don’t know her that well, I’d feel awkward saying anything. What should I do?
—Maestra in San Diego
By Dolores | 06/19/2009 - 17:00
I have been going out with my former supervisor for a year, but our relationship is still a secret. He’s a lot older than me and says he wants to find the right time to go public with our affair. He always says that is going to happen soon, pero hasta ahora nada. I’ve missed so many events in his life. I know he loves me and I love him, but I’m losing my patience. What should I do?
—Dilemma in Seattle
By Dolores | 06/16/2009 - 12:45
I’m a divorced, 31-year-old single mother. My family is always saying that soon I’ll be a solterona and asking me when I’ll remarry. I don’t want to be rude to them, but I’m okay being single. Help me, please!
—Deli in Lubbock, TC
M’ija, sometimes a little rudeness is called for to get people to butt out of our personal matters. But if you want to be nice, you can say one of the following at the next family gathering:
By Dolores | 06/09/2009 - 13:00
I’ve been with my boyfriend for a couple of months now. Our sex life is great except for one thing: I HATE the way he talks during intercourse! It really turns me off to the point where I don’t even want to have sex anymore. He’s asked me what’s wrong, but I just brush it off because I don’t know how to tell him without him being unnatural while having sex or making him feel really insecure.
—Iffy in Indiana
By Dolores | 06/05/2009 - 10:00
I’m a 23-year-old Latino who has serious woman problems. I haven’t had a date in a year, and I am still a virgin. All my life I have either been told I was just "a good friend" or rejected by the girls I've had feelings for. I’m an educated guy, I work for a public library and I play music, but somehow none of this matters to women. All I ever hear is "No." Is there anything you could say to make me feel better?
—Lonely Ghost in California
By Dolores | 06/02/2009 - 16:30
I think my mom is beginning to go through menopause, and her wild mood swings are driving me crazy. She doesn’t want to talk about it and only takes cocimientos de yerba Buena. What can I do?
—Sonia in L.A.