1) my two-year-old daughter is underweight from lack of food; 2) my mother-in-law never helps me; 3) my own family don’t help me. While my child and I are starving, my husband is gaining weight. I recently was told he is going with a lady in the neighborhood. Source said he is eating at her house. What can I do? I don’t want my child to go without food. I don’t work.
Dear Gwendolyn: I am a 46-year-old black man who has three little girls under my care. I want the very best for them as any father would want. The problem is I don’t want them to end up with a bad man. I don’t trust today’s men. Most of them are cheaters and want to play games all the time. If they can’t make a fool out of a sista, they want nothing to do with her. I know this is like hating on the brothas, but this is what I see every day. I just don’t want my girls to be ‘baby mamas’ or someone’s fool.
Dear Gwendolyn: I have been married for six months. We dated for three months, had a big wedding and now we are thinking—divorce. While dating, he treated me so special. This is the problem: Last weekend he was upset because I went out on the town with my girlfriends from school. We left Friday night and I did not come home until Monday night. I refuse to tell him where I was. I don’t have to work. I married him for financial security. Now, he is thinking of buying a farm.
ASK GWENDOLYN—Dear Gwendolyn: I need your advice. I am having some serious family issues. This is the problem: Four years ago I was in a terrible car accident. I was in a coma for six months. When I woke up, I discovered my left leg had been amputated below the knee, and my right leg was amputated at the ankle. I stayed with my mother for one year then moved in with my aunt. My mother is keeping my brother’s children.
Dear Gwendolyn: Four years ago, I met my fiancé at church. He has proven to be the perfect man, but married. I did not hesitate dating because he immediately explained the mental state of his wife. This is the problem: His wife is in a state that does not allow divorce when the spouse is not in sound mind.
Dear Gwendolyn: I have been engaged on and off for more than 10 years to a beautiful lady. Earlier in our relationship I didn’t marry her because her four children didn’t respect me… My mother thinks her children will remember their father’s teachings. Mother says, “You won’t be happy.”
ASK GWEN | Dear Gwendolyn: My fiancée and I are planning to wed this June However, I am having second thoughts. This is the problem: I refuse to accept what other married men these days are letting their wives get away with…
ASK GWENDOLYN | Dear Gwendolyn: The past six months have been nothing but sadness in our home. Two years ago my son was awarded an athletic scholarship to a prestigious high school…