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Ask Alina – Should I Have a Baby on My Own?

Dear Ask Alina, I am at a fork in the road and need to make a major life decision about my frozen eggs. I am turning 40 this year and haven’t been in a serious relationship in over a decade. It’s not for lack of trying, it’s just that every guy I’ve dated somehow [...]

2023-07-18T15:14:35-07:00May 29th, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina — How Do I Tell My Husband I Want a Divorce?

Dear Ask Alina, I have been unhappy in my marriage for a long time, and I am finally ready to tell my husband that I want a divorce. We have two young children, and I am feeling guilty at the thought of splitting our family. Help me not chicken out and have enough courage [...]

2023-07-13T17:52:49-07:00May 1st, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – Signs to Look For

Dear Ask Alina, I have been dating my girlfriend for 14 years and living together for five years. For the past year she has been on my case about us getting married. I have reservations about marrying her, although I know that I love her and do not want to break up. For many [...]

2023-07-13T17:54:34-07:00April 17th, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina — How to Deal With Debt Stress

Dear Ask Alina: I have been feeling very anxious lately about losing my job. I moved to the Bay Area after college and worked very hard to get bigger roles. I am ashamed to admit that after all these years of working, I have saved very little money, I have student and credit card [...]

2023-07-13T17:55:31-07:00April 1st, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina — Getting a Cold Shoulder From Father-In-Law

Dear Ask Alina: My father-in-law has two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law and over the past few years he has started to treat us differently. Many times, he won’t even acknowledge us. We try to say “hi” and he pretends as if he doesn’t hear us. Just the other day when he couldn’t get hold [...]

2023-07-13T17:56:08-07:00March 20th, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – How to Support a Partner with Depression

Dear Ask Alina, My girlfriend hasn’t been herself lately. These days she is either angry or sad. She goes to work, comes home and turns on the television, does not engage in conversations, and complains she is tired and can’t fall asleep. At first, I chalked it up to the fact that her work [...]

2023-07-13T17:56:56-07:00March 6th, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina — Tech Layoffs Put Marriage on Rocky Ground

Dear Ask Alina, The tech layoffs hit our family. My husband lost his job late last year. Ever since his job loss our relationship has been on rocky ground. He is moody and distant. I left my career to become a stay-at-home mom when our first child was born. We live our life fiscally [...]

2023-07-13T17:57:25-07:00February 20th, 2023|Ask Alina|

Ask Alina – Does Marriage Therapy Work?

Dear Ask Alina, I have been married for 15 years, we have two kids, and I think we have a good marriage. The other day I discovered that my husband has been texting with another woman. What I think started off online is now happening through text messages. I accidentally read his texts, which [...]

2023-07-13T17:58:07-07:00February 6th, 2023|Ask Alina|
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