Should I Apply for Jobs "Beneath" Me?

Dear Robin:

I lost my job seven months ago and I’m having trouble finding another one. In the meantime, my wife is getting frustrated that I’m not applying for some jobs because I know I am overqualified.

Should I go after those jobs or keep looking for the “right” one? For context: my last position was head of security for a major corporation and my wife is encouraging me to apply for jobs in loss prevention.

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Shopaholic Wife – Help!

Dear Robin:

My wife and I have had the same fight for years and I am becoming very resentful of her because nothing ever changes. In a nutshell, my wife is a “shopaholic.” She seems to be unable to stop spending money and it is often on really stupid things.

For example, when I left for work this morning she was outside decorating the front door and yard with the 100s of Halloween items she has purchased over the years. Don’t even get me started on her obsession with Christmas crap and expensive antiques which just go into the basement or garage because our house is already full.

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Will a Divorce Break Me Financially? PLUS: BONUS! Update from Frank!

Dear Robin:

I retired almost a year ago and my wife and I split our time between the Northwest and the desert. I am miserable in my marriage.  I don’t think she is happy either but I also don’t think she cares.

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Friday Feedback: Get Off Your High Horse

Dear Readers:

Welcome to Friday Feedback, our weekly abortion of the unplanned fetus of opinions that form the lining of this blog.

Yeah, I know that was lame.  I’m running out of bodily references so feel free to send me any suggestions.

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Unhappy Bride (or someone is trolling me)

Dear Robin:

I am 27 years old independent woman. I am from Russia, but I have been living alone in US for the last 5 years. I got married in city hall 3 weeks ago to the person whom I love 5 months after meeting.

My husband (42) is a business owner and right now his financial situation is not the best.  He can not support me at all, it makes me even more sad knowing that he used to buy expensive gifts and clothes for all his exes, but nothing for me. It makes me feel less important or less beautiful than others.  

He gets mad when I tell him about that. We fight a lot because of his financial situation.

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