As for your sex life, he probably has an excellent understanding of female mechanics, but sex is 10 percent mechanics and 90 percent mental. Thus, his occupation has little bearing and you needn't be worried about it.
Mia: Not that I've had sex with a bunch of M.D.s, but I'd imagine that this doc's sexual prowess has little to do with his specialization (surely some urologists are good in the sack, and some anesthesiologists are terrible, right?) - or his propensity to cheat.
Q: My husband and I are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. As we face our first big election as a married couple, I'm fearing the next several weeks.
I'd like to make it into November without too many fights, or a draft of a separation agreement. Any advice?
Mia: Unless you can discuss politics without taking it personally (which it seems like you can't), when you're together, avoid the subject.
Avoid MSNBC. Avoid Fox News. Avoid all of it.
You might not respect each other's parties, but you must respect each other's feelings.
Oh, and, on and after election night, agree not to gloat - or sulk.
Steve: Plenty of Republican-Democrat marriages work out fine. And Mia's right, it's easiest when you avoid the topic or joke about it.
Steve is a 50-something married man who's been around the block. Mia is a younger, recently married woman with an all-together different attitude. They may not agree, but they have plenty of answers. Contact them at S&M@phillynews.com or S&M c/o Daily News, 801 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.