Interracial Marriage? Not for My Kid!

Dear Robin:

My husband and I are African-American professionals with two grown kids. We raised our children to be proud of their heritage and imbued them with the history of blacks in America and the Civil Rights Movement.

Both children have earned college degrees and while our daughter is in law school, our son (32) has become a very successful entrepreneur.

The problem is my son has been dating a white woman for a year and now plans to propose to her.

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Wife Addicted to the Computer

Readers:

I’m so excited!  I received a follow-up email yesterday from someone who wrote me almost a year ago.  

I LOVE IT when this happens so if you’ve written to me and want to share whether you took my advice and how things are going, please do.  

Email me at robin@robindescamp.com and I will write a followup if you like or keep it private if that’s your choice.

Here’s the original column:

Dear Robin:

I’ve been married for 31 years, most of them pretty damn good, but things started to go south about 12-15 years ago when my wife started spending time on the computer.

She mostly went online for email when the kids were in school but then at some point it just became a constant thing and she is always on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and eBay and all sorts of other sites where she interacts with everyone except me.

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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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