Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 12:00 AM EDT Sep 25, 2019 Dear Abby: I am a transgender female who is working on my marriage to my wife of 41 years. I started my transition in 2011. We have had our ups and downs during the course of our marriage. We have two sons and eight beautiful grandchildren. All of them know about my transition to womanhood, and my family also knows. What I need now is some advice to help our marriage. We are strongly committed to working on it. — Real Me in Ohio Dear Real You: Many couples choose to stay together and keep their marriage intact when one partner transitions. You and your wife can find help — and support — at the nearest LGBT center that offers couples counseling. If there isn’t one in your community, check the nearest large city to where you live. You and your wife should also reach out to the Straight Spouse Network, which has been mentioned in my column before. This group was started in 1986 by Amity Pierce … [Read more...] about Dear Abby: Transgender woman wants to preserve marriage to wife
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Hi Meredith, After graduating from college, I ended up spontaneously moving halfway across the country for a job. I stayed longer than planned, and during that time met someone who I dated for about a year. We broke up a month ago when I spontaneously moved far away for another job. He was still in school, and I had to chase my dreams. Besides how stupid-big America is, there were no issues between us, and he was – and is – one of my best friends. We continued to talk, and it felt like we were still dating, so I knew I had three options (1) stop talking to each other to fully move on and heal, (2) ask him to start a long-distance relationship even though he was always explicitly against them, or (3) say nothing and just go with the flow. I decided on the ambiguity of option 3, but he went for 2. We were talking on the phone one night and he said "it was a mistake we didn't try long-distance." He told me to take a week to think it over. Every day that week I felt a different … [Read more...] about What should we know before moving for love?
HE wrote it in just four days but nearly 90 years on Private Lives remains one of Noël Coward’s most celebrated and enduring works. The play, which has just started a six-week run at the Mill at Sonning, opens in Deauville on the Normandy coast. The year is 1930 and following a tumultuous and fiery marriage, divorced couple Elyot and Amanda find themselves occupying adjacent suites while honeymooning with their new partners, Sibyl and Victor. The view from their adjoining balconies is shimmering sea and moonlight — so romantic! — and when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing ‘Some Day I’ll Find You’ old passions reignite and the estranged lovers run away together to Paris to flirt and fight before being tracked down by their jilted spouses — with explosive and hilarious consequences. The production is being directed by Tam Williams, the actor son of Archers star Simon, who directed another of Coward’s comedies, Blithe Spirit, at … [Read more...] about Comedy is a window on to characters’inner lives
Associated Press Published 9:16 AM EDT May 13, 2019 Los Angeles – Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ‘60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends. “Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the foundation said in an emailed statement. With her lilting contralto, wholesome blonde beauty and glowing smile, she was a top box office draw and recording artist known for such films as “Pillow Talk” and “That Touch of Mink” and for such songs as “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)” from the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Man Who … [Read more...] about Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Share Tweet Email Arts & Entertainment Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5297632" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Notable deaths of 2019 Share: Share Tweet Email AP LOS ANGELES -- Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends. "Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," the foundation said in an emailed statement. With her lilting contralto, wholesome blonde beauty … [Read more...] about Doris Day, legendary actress and singer, dies at 97