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  1. Tell Me About It: Understanding the impulse to nit pick


    Q: I grew up into an anxious micromanager after being raised in a hyper-controlled environment and enduring absurd scrutiny over tiny missteps. And — cringe — I didn't even start dealing with it until I moved in with my now-husband. After a huge fight about laundry being put away haphazardly, I …

  2. Tell Me About It: Nasty comment puts friendship on the line


    Q: A year ago I met a girl in college, we bonded and quickly became very good friends. I think of her as one of my best friends.

  3. Tell Me About It: Top student gets harassed by classmates


    Q: I am a sophomore at a top university. I have gotten many comments from classmates that I may have had an easier time getting into both the school and my program because I am a "double" minority; I am a minority woman in a male-dominated field.

  4. Tell Me About It: Dad's dementia is making him act mean


    Q: My father is in the early stages of dementia, and his controlling and critical side has turned into him just being mean. If my mother weren't alive I don't know how much of a relationship with him I'd have, but I am committed to staying close to my mother and making sure he's safe and cared for …

  5. Tell Me About It: Clashing parenting styles are detrimental


    Q: My husband and I have different parenting styles, and each style is perfectly fine by itself. But when we are both trying to parent at the same time, the styles clash. The kid ends up getting buffeted by words and different requests or imperatives.

  6. Tell Me About It: Couple begins age-old battle over chores


    Q: I love my partner. He recently moved in. I've had so many roommates over the years and I'm so tired of people who won't clean up after themselves and leave it until I do it.

  7. LGBT community faces a special set of challenges


    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated every June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood. The Stonewall riots are often known as a turning point for the LGBT movement in the United States. Since then, there have been state and …

  8. Gay, black leaders speak about finding their place


    When Lillian Dunlap moved to Florida at age 52 in 1999 she could finally breathe. The journalism professor from the University of Missouri and Indiana University hadn't been able live openly as a gay woman until then. She had considered coming out before but never did.

    Terri Lipsey Scott (standing) welcomed panelists Bob Devin Jones, Desmond Clark, Lillian Dunlap, Trevor Pettiford and Sheree Greer. Moderator Nadine Smith not pictured.