DEVEN GREEN is an award-winning comedic chanteuse who will be playing live shows at the Art House in Provincetown July 23-27. You know her from the “Welcome To My Home” and “Welcome To My White House” parodies, portraying Betty Bowers and wearing kinky boots.
We visit my partner’s mother every month for Sunday dinner. There is something odd about how he fawns and coos over her. I know she is jealous of me. It’s a sticky situation.
A lesson from nature: never come between a mama bear and her cub. That is how their relationship is whether you are there or not. A clever man would win her affection so he could enjoy twelve Sundays a year.
I got “Liza” from a kitten adoption 10 years ago. She recently had a seizure and now needs medicine four times a day on the clock. I’ve turned into a nurse and cannot leave the house. I love my little fluff-ball but I can’t really live a normal life. I am stuck at home because I love her so much. Help.
I’m so sorry you both have to go through this. You need to find balance with your schedule by getting additional help. Show a trusted neighbor, close friend, or pet service how to administer the meds so you can get a physical / mental reprieve. It takes a very strong person to be a full-time caretaker of a human or a pet.
Remember when Julia Roberts married Lyle Lovett? People didn’t think twice about commenting that she married an “ugly” guy. I married the best guy ever but I’m told he’s an “ugly” guy. Why do I have to defend him/myself that it isn’t always about looks?
“Beauty and The Beast”
No need to convince rude people of anything – they happen to be ugly on the inside. Sometimes you get involved with someone and others just don’t “get it” at first. Well, it’s not for them to “get.” It’s for you to enjoy.
My colleague at work just started wearing make up and a wig. It has created quite the stir. How do we all handle it?
By showing respect. Offer them a safe environment to discuss it with the group when they are ready. The only office gossip should be how you can support them.
I haven’t told anyone that I go to church. I zone out most of the time because I’m really just there to sing. Am I going to hell?
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
Yes dear, and you are taking all of us down with you.
I got my boyfriend the specific gift he requested for his birthday. He said “thank you” but there was a sideways comment of, “was that the only color left?” Uugghh.
I get controlled by others and give up my will a bit. I always thought that was the “compromise” in a relationship. Am I too passive?
“The Wizard of Oz”
You can only be hypnotized if you are willing. When you wake up, you will take better care of your brain and heart which will give you courage.
Dear Friends: I do not offer advice, only my worldly experience. DevenGreen@gmail.com
Image: Ryan Forbes
MUA: Joseph Adivari