Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When do I know if I should get a new job?

Are you bored at work?  Ask yourself what's causing this boredom!
Question:  I've been at my job for almost three years and lately I've been bored of it. When I was looking for other jobs, they don't seem that interesting to me either. Do you think it's time for me to leave my current job and find something else? (Chicago, IL)

Social Shrink:  That depends: why are you bored with your job? Is it not challenging enough for you? Is it doing the same thing every day and you don’t feel like you’re learning? Are you so used to it that it bores you? Are you going nowhere in your job?

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm dating someone who has emotional baggage

Question: The girl I'm talking to has a lot of emotional baggage but I really like her.  Is it better to just find someone who doesn't have so many issues, that way I can have a clean slate? (Seattle, WA)

Monday, March 21, 2011

He won't change his Facebook status to "In a relationship" with me...

Question:  My boyfriend and I have been dating for about six months now. On my Facebook, I still have "Single" as my status and I've wanted to change it to "In a Relationship."  When I brought it up to my boyfriend about it, he refused to put that on his Facebook.  Not that it's a big deal, but I think it's strange that he refuses to acknowledge our relationship. After we had that conversation, I've been paranoid that he might be seeing someone else or not wanting anyone to know about me. Do you think I'm overreacting? (San Francisco, CA)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How do I know if she likes me? 10 signs she's into you...

Does she have a crush on you?

Question:  I've been hanging out with this girl who I like, I just don't know if she likes me back. I've known her for a couple of months and we're good friends, there is definitely flirting going on between us and I feel like there is great chemistry. But the other day I saw her talking to other friend of hers (who is a guy) and she was also flirting with him. Is this just her personality or am I reading too much into it? How do I know if a girl likes me back? (Boston, MA)

Are we dating?

[don't be like Dustin and Heather]
Question: I've been talking/seeing this girl for the past few weeks. We send each other texts throughout the day and always chat online, and we've hung out a few times. All my friends are asking me what we are, like is she my girlfriend, friend with benefits, etc. I'm not really sure what to tell them. I really like her but because of our busy schedules, it's hard to meet up. The other night, I met another girl, who seemed interested in me. She asked me if I was dating anyone and I wasn't sure what to say. I would ask this girl out if it's okay with the first girl I've been talking to, but I'm not even sure if we are dating. What should I do? (Las Vegas, NV)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

7 simple rules for your first date

Make sure your first date leads to romance!
Question: I went on a first date with this guy the other night. I thought it went great but when I told my friends about it, they were very skeptical. They were coming up with all these "first date" rules about how he should have paid for everything, opened doors for me, walked to my apartment door and come get me, etc. I feel like all that stuff is too old fashioned and not sure if I agree with these "rules." What do you think? (Santa Monica, CA)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My new boyfriend is suffocating me! Is he a Stage Five Clinger?

"Stop stalking my life!"
Question:  I've been on a few dates with this guy and I really like him. The only problem is: I need some space. When we go out to dinner or to bars, he is all over me… and I mean ALL over me. Like, he will wrap his arms around me and not let me go. I'm not going anywhere so I don't know why he needs to be like that with me. We're not even officially together (though I'm not dating anyone else) but he acts like we are. How do I let him know I want a little more space without him thinking I don't want to see him anymore? (New Orleans, LA)

Monday, March 14, 2011

What college majors will make me the most money after I graduate?

Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

Question:  I’m a senior in high school and I just got accepted into a few schools and I’m so excited to start college!!! I’m researching different majors and I’m still deciding what to choose.  I’m debating on whether I should major in something that will earn me lots of money after I graduate.  What are some majors that guarantee big $$$?  (Washington, DC)

Friday, March 11, 2011

How old is too old to go clubbing and partying?

Beer pong as a 40 year old anyone?
Question:  I'm a 32 year old guy and lately I've noticed I've been going out to bars/clubs more than my friends that are my age. Some of my friends are married or have kids, and those that aren't don't like going out and drinking. I don't go out every weekend or go out and get ish-faced like my college days. I usually go out with friends that are a few years younger than me and just like to go out and have a good time. However, when I do go out to the bars, I've noticed the crowd getting younger and younger (either that, or I'm just getting older). Is it sad that I'm going out to the bars at this age?  How old is too old? (Las Vegas, NV)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Top 10 songs about family!

It's all about family!
Question:  I’m planning a big family reunion next month and I’m in charge of putting together a family slideshow.   I’m wondering what are some good songs about family that I can play in the background?   Thanks!  (Jacksonville, FL)

Social Shrink:  This calls for a top ten list!  We’ve compiled some of our top favorite songs about family or family members (i.e. fathers, mothers, etc.).  Check out our picks and let us know if you have any others we’re missing!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My friend's boyfriend always puts her down. Is there anything I can do?

Don't tolerate verbal abuse!

Question: I have a friend who goes to my high school and she's been going out with her boyfriend for a few months now. This guy is known for his sarcasm and rude behavior, but now he’s acting that way with her.  Every time I see them together, he’s calling her names and making fun of her at her expense. What's worse is that she laughs it off and clings to him even more. I tried to talk to her about it but she told me he’s just joking around and I don't understand his humor. He isn't abusive or anything to her but I just don't like the way he talks to her. How can I get her to realize this is wrong? (Sacramento, CA)

Friday, March 4, 2011

My boyfriend is pressuring me to have sex!

90210 - Donna didn't sleep with David until she felt it was the right time... 7 years later in their relationship!
Question:  I’m a Sophomore in high school and I’ve been dating my boyfriend for about 2 months.  He’s the second serious boyfriend and recently he’s been pressuring me to have sex with him.  We’ve made out a few times and recently, he’s been wanting more.  I definitely don’t want to have sex with him yet, but he keeps being pushy about it and that’s making me not want to even more.  I told my friends about it and they made me paranoid that he might break up with me because I won’t.  What should I do?  I don’t want to lose him… (Columbus, OH)