August 17, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Now that my daughter is 1, I went to see a therapist for help. She diagnosed me with postpartum depression. Honestly, it's a huge relief. Three years ago, I got the same diagnosis (my son is 4 now). Back then (and now), I was treated with cognitive therapy and antidepressants. Back then (and I hope now, too), I was happy and "on my own" after eight months. Everything good, right? Except that my mother is a therapist and is highly against meds.
February 24, 2016
DEAR ABBY: No matter what I do, I am never satisfied. I have a great wife and two great kids, and yet I always feel like I could have done better with my life. I go to work and no matter how hard I work, I feel like I never get recognition for it. When I go out with friends, we have a great time, but I never feel like I am really part of the group. I feel like the outcast who gets invited just so they won't feel bad. I don't know why I feel this way. I do suffer from depression and have spoken to a specialist.
February 14, 2016
Hello there For a few months, they had lived just across the street from each other. Yet they didn't meet until Christina's friend persuaded her and Tyson's friend persuaded him to attend their Fairmount neighborhood's 2011 block party. They talked that day, and more at house parties over the next couple of months. "Tyson started asking me to go on walks," Christina remembered. Christina, who grew up in Doylestown, is a physical therapist who now works in clinical research at Thomas Jefferson University.
December 27, 2015 |
While I'm away, readers celebrate mothers-in-law. I was in a marriage that ended sadly but amicably. I've kept in touch with my mother-in-law, with whom I had become quite close, in spite of the fact that we were two very different women. About two years ago, I was going through a difficult financial and emotional time. I don't know if she heard through my ex-husband or just sensed it, but she knew I needed help. She sent me an email: "When you and [son] parted ways, you asked me to hold on to your engagement ring.
November 27, 2015
GROWING UP in a world where irony and humor are banned by governmental fiat is a dangerous thing. It turns healthy human beings into all-purpose victims. I've written about this before when the kids at Yale and Mizzou got their pre-Paris attack 15 minutes of fame which, by the way, they were annoyed at losing when the grown-ups took control of the news cycle. But really, it's the gift that keeps on giving, and since this is the week when we talk about gratitude and happiness, who am I to reject another example of millennial idiocy?
August 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: Eleven years ago my husband had a prostatectomy, which left him impotent. His sex drive dropped from 100 to zero. I have told him many times I don't care what he can or can't do. I have also told him I married him in sickness and health, and if this is the worst thing to happen, we are pretty lucky. This is the man I couldn't walk by for many years without him all over me. We made love two or three times a day. I miss the man I married desperately. He is the one who had surgery, but I didn't.
October 13, 2014 |
Judge Meyer C. Rose, 96, of Fairmount, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, of aortic stenosis at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Judge Rose always had a story to tell. Whether it was about an interesting court case - he was on the Philadelphia Municipal Court bench for 22 years - or an experience abroad (he served in Europe and Scandinavia during World War II), his family likely had been regaled with the tale many times over. "At bedtime, I didn't get Cinderella and Snow White, I would get his life stories," said his daughter Margie Rose.
August 3, 2014 |
USA loves 'Pretty Woman' Too many fans still are fixated on a pic she made 24 years ago, the rom-com Pretty Woman , Julia Roberts said Friday on Today . Fans come up to her by the thousands and tell her they live for that movie. "I kind of go, 'Another decade, anything?' " Roberts, 46, told Matt Lauer . Roberts, who stole the nation's heart playing a hooker with a heart of diamond, still remembers her lines from some of her biggest pics. " 'I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy. Asking him to love her,' " she says, repeating lines from 1999's Notting Hill , which costarred Hugh Grant . Roberts isn't just a girl anymore but also a parent, with hub Danny Moder , to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus , 9, and Henry , 7. "I'm really proud of what I've accomplished in my career," the Oscar-winner said.
November 24, 2013 |
To hear them tell it, they were meant to be. Michael Moore Jr., a Marine corporal, was recovering from injuries sustained during combat operations in Iraq in 2005 and taking a break with comrades in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., the following year when he met Jenna Yoder. They quickly hit it off and stayed in touch over a few years, eventually dating, then setting up house in Audubon, Camden County, in 2011. Moore had saved for a ring and planned to ask Yoder to marry him in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy struck.
September 29, 2013 |
"I think weed is the best drug on earth," says American teens' most respected role model, Miley Cyrus , in a chat with Rolling Stone. "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon. " Adds Miley, "And molly [ecstasy], too. Those are happy drugs - social drugs. " Miley's not down with the Bolivian marching powder. "I really don't like coke. It's so gross and so dark. " Think of him as dirt Martha Stewart , 72, gives Bethenny Frankel choice advice on how to deal with her nasty divorce from Jason Hoppy . "The best thing to do is think of your partner as a piece of you-know-what," says Martha in a segment on Bethenny's show set to air Monday.