Bosses who Overstep the Boundaries

Bosses who Overstep the Boundaries

Dear Maria, I have a bossy boss. His emails and texts are brief and kinda mean, and he expects a quick response. In group emails, where several people are asked for their input, he answers like his word is final. I try to be a good employee and just do what he wants....
You can’t revise, but you can rethink!

You can’t revise, but you can rethink!

Dear Maria, How can I make myself think before I speak or act? Whenever I disagree with someone, which happens a lot these days, I say or do something I later wish I hadn’t. I end up internally fuming over what I wish I’d said. Signed, If Only   Dear If Only, This is...
The Age Old Lie

The Age Old Lie

Dear Maria, I just found out that a family friend has been lying to us about his age. During a visit home, a mutual friend told me that she suspects that he is older than he appears. (I think she has a thing for him, too.)  I was at his apartment, and looked in his...
Should a Catholic help Transgender Children?

Should a Catholic help Transgender Children?

Dear Maria, I volunteer, along with my husband, during a monthly support group. The children ages 5 to 12 stay with us and have a pizza party and we have an activity every month. The parents go to a support group for their transgender children. Some of my friends...
We’re All Ducks Here

We’re All Ducks Here

Dear Maria, You are a strong woman who offers so much to others, but what do you do when you need support? It is often tough to ask for help or confide in people when you want to be seen as that strong person who always wants to help others. Signed, Sleepless in St....