Fed Up

Challenges Women Face July 28, 2017 Dear Julie: I have a “friend” down the street. She watched as I lost over 100 pounds. She is somewhat heavy herself and appears to be trying to sabotage me where food is concerned. It is like she wants me to feel as bad about myself as she does about herself. I gained back about 30 pounds by hanging out with her last year, and I am simply not willing to... read more

Feeling Hopeless and Broken

  Challenges Women Face November 8, 2016 Dear Julie: I have been in an off and on relationship for 10 years with someone I loved tremendously with everything I had in me. During one of our off times he got someone pregnant. I still continued to love him and that child. He has 2 children in a different state that I love and have a bond with as if they were my own. Problem became that he continued to sleep... read more

Lost and Heartbroken

Challenges Women Face June 14, 2016 Dear Julie: I’ve been married for six years to an addict. When he’s clean, he’s the most wonderful, intelligent, funny man I’ve ever known. I love my husband more than anything but him being in active addiction, I feel like I’m the one that’s losing it. I really don’t know what to do, leave my husband or stay and continue to try... read more

Feeling Manipulated

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!   Friday, August 21, 2015 Dear Julie: For years, my bff and I have planned to get an apartment together as soon as we finish school. The problem is that a new friend wants to move in with us. How can we refuse without hurting her feelings? She is very sensitive and often gets her way because no one wants to make her cry. –Feeling Manipulated in Manitoba ***** Dear... read more