A hairy domestic situation calls for some serious relationship advice

Ask Dirk  A hairy domestic situation calls for some serious relationship advice.   By M.D. Thalmann   Dear Dirk, My wife is a member of a humanitarian foster group for animals. She keeps bringing home stray animals and after barely trying at all to find a suitable home, she decides to keep the dogs and cats. Our house has become overrun with animals and their hair is everywhere––on the couch, in t ...

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Ask Dirk: A digital minefield

Ask Dirk  A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home. Dear Dirk, I’ve been wanting to ask someone about the following problem. Until now, the perfect stranger, with absolutely no connection to my life, wasn’t around to approach, until I read your column. Here it goes: I’m happily married with two kids and things are for the most part great at home. We have our ups and downs sure, but who doesn’t? ...

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Ask Dirk––Dating conundrums

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home. Dirk, I’ve read some of your stuff and my mom seems to like it. Anyway, I need some advice. I’m a recent college grad on the job market and I’ve obviously got tons of time on my hands. I’ve never been lucky with the ladies. In fact, I’ve never really been on a date. There’s a girl who works at the local Starbucks whom I’m very interested in, but ...

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Ask Dirk: A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home.   Dirk, I have been having trouble with a guy I work with. He is always harassing me with terrible puns and repeating the same jokes over and over again, week after week. It’s incessant. It's driving me nuts. He thinks it’s funny but it really just gets on my nerves and disrupts the office. This particular gent walks into the office and tel ...

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North Valley relationships: a guy’s perspective

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home.     Dirk, I have been having trouble with a guy I work with. He is always harassing me with terrible puns and repeating the same jokes over and over again, week after week. It’s incessant. It's driving me nuts. He thinks it’s funny but it really just gets on my nerves and disrupts the office. This particular gent walks into the office ...

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Ask Dirk: A North Valley guy’s perspective on relationships

Ask Dirk A North Valley guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home.   Dirk, Blessing be upon you M.D., I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to ponder your thoughts on asking my lady to take my hand on Valentine's evening. My plan is to ask her to take me, to have and hold, between dinner and dessert, and have the server deliver the tiramisu with an engagement ring in the top layer of ...

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Relationships: An Arizona guy’s perspective

Ask Dirk An Arizona guy’s perspective Dear Dirk, I am taking a shot in the dark that a misogynist like you would surely have some advice when it comes to family gatherings and grilling in particular. My brother-in-law is a condescending and rude individual. He’s constantly over my shoulder criticizing not just my grilling techniques, but also my clothing, mannerisms, and general air of speaking. He tells me ...

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As Dirk––A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home

Ask Dirk  A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home.   Hi Dirk, I see your advice column and wonder each issue if it’s going to be ridiculous satire or something poignant and worth taking into consideration. I’m a 17-year-old high school cheerleader; some might say I am the top of the heap when it comes to popularity, but the top is where it’s windiest. I see people all the time in not only ...

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Relationships––Ask Dirk

A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home Dear Dirk, My wife is dying to have another baby, and it’s not working out for us. We’ve been trying for about four months now, and no dice. This is concerning her because we’ve never had to try this hard in the past (we have three boys). The truth is that I only half want another kid and have second thoughts all the time. I am worried that my inability t ...

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