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Struggling with children that aren’t mine


Dear Christine, I am writing to you because I have seen how you give good advice to people who share their problems with you. Now to my problem. My boyfriend has a seven-year-old son living with him. I also have a two-year-...

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DEAR CHRISTINE – Caring for mum straining relationship


Dear Christine:I live with my mother who is old and ailing and needs round-the-hour care.Half the time she doesn’t even know who I am.I have no problem with that, because she gets good care and is always clean and smiling.A...

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SECRETS CORNER: Minding your business


by Sanka PriceTHERE ARE STRONG VIEWS on both sides as to whether a partner should search the other’s cellphone directory or Facebook account.Those who see nothing wrong with doing this argue that if the person has nothing t...

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I CONFESS: Let down by married lover


I’M IN A DIFFICULT situation and not sure what I can do to get  out of it.My problem is that I am seriously in love with a married man. He got married only two years ago, but we were involved a few years before then.When I ...

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Go get a job, readers advise


It’s a case of the old adage - missing the water when the well runs dry.That’s the situation LF has found herself in when she wrote Dear Christine last Monday.She admitted that she had cheated on her then boyfriend several ...

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Saddened by husband’s hatred


DEAR CHRISTINE,I am a woman in my 60s. I have been married  for  26 years and we  have four children.  The trouble Christine  is that my husband does not love me.He makes that  very obvious.I have lived  in a loveless marri...

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Missing the money from ex-boyfriend

Missing the money from ex-boyfriend


Dear Christine,I have a problem. I broke up with my boyfriend of three years.I cheated on him on several occasions and he forgave me each time. I told him last month (his birth month) that I wanted to end the relationship and he said if I wanted to g...

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Don’t give up, people care


Dear Christine,My heart goes out to the lady who wrote to you about her dad’s death dated, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Hard Time Coping With Dad’s Death.I just wanted to tell her not to give up. I know depression is a terrible ...

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‘Sick’ people out there  even in your own home

‘Sick’ people out there even in your own home


We continue to receive confessions from women on how they were molested as girls. This is in response to our column on May 1, Molested By My Mum’s Man. The following is an edited version of one such response.MY EARLY YEARS were horrible. I lived in a...

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Learn how to love yourself

Learn how to love yourself


ON Monday, May 17, 2010, a letter writer to Christine described to Christine how she felt.“I feel like a pack of bread on a shelf that everyone squeezes, but never wants,” she said. She explained that she had been dating a man for a few years and he ...