I seem to be on an unlucky streak. I lost my job, my lover and now I’m being evicted. The only thing good in my life is my health and my cat. What do you do in times like these?
Dreading Tomorrow, Tulsa, OK
Dear Dreading Tomorrow,
Sleep lots, have faith and keep busy. These three things always get me through those awful trials. Everyone has incredible highs and devastating lows, how we deal with these lows are what separates the enlightened ones from the rest. In the book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” Jonathan asks God, “Why are there so few seagulls up here?” and God replies, “Because you are but one in a million!”
My lover and I of 13 years have never cheated on each other. Although, occasionally we enjoy having a third person enter our lovemaking. No one gets jealous and it works for us. But, some of our friends think that we are compromising our relationship. What’s your position?
Three’s Company, New York City, NY
Hey Three’s Company,
Every household, every couple and every relationship has its “crazy, unbelievable” and even “scandalous” activities that make it a one-of-a-kind relationship. Now, if you must stuff yourself with a third entree that your friends disapprove of, then why not just keep it to yourselves. And, if you all end up in a “threesome relationship,” then you may have to find more “compromising” friends. (My cartoon sure shares how to accomplish this with little drama.)
Why do you think you are such a fashion consultant? You never worked at “Vogue!”
Fashion Alerter, Providence, RI
Dear Fashion Alerter,
Well! I never, I mean, I never worked at “Vogue” or any other fashion house, but for years I’ve stolen, I mean, snooped around, I mean I’ve seen some of the most glamorous closets, from some of the most notorious celebrities. And, I’ve seen, felt and even worn what does and does not work! So, if I know too much for you then, don’t wear what I wear, but do look your best and up-to-date always.
I have been working and traveling so much the last few years that I haven’t had time or the desire to date. Now, I have relocated and am working a steady nine to five job. For the first time in years I am able to date again. I have no trouble meeting people, but getting through the first date is where I realized I have gotten rusty. Any ideas?
Free At Last, Reno, NV
Hello Free At Last,
After a few years I’d get a little rusty, too, but there are ways to restart your dating engine so that you can survive every, well, almost every, first date, such as memorizing:
Trinity’s Poetic Tips For Surviving A First Date
1. Good first impressions and a healthy drive makes any first date flourish and thrive.
2. Putting too much energy into “this being the one” creates unnecessary pressure and a night of no fun.
3. An early dinner, movie or even a show promises less chance of you becoming a midnight ho!
4. Boasting, exaggerating or playing it way too cool makes you look pretentious, with the nickname, “A Fool!”
5. Practice chivalry, charm or what some call grace, by being present, disconnecting the cellphone and looking face to face.
6. Integrity, wit, and keeping your calm means canceling or being late may set off a bomb.
7. Club dancing, big parties or a crowded event makes for a difficult first date and is not time well spent.
8. Waiting, before giving a dog it’s bone, keeps the dog eager to call you on the phone.
9. Enjoy the date, have fun, be playful and at ease, but never be so relaxed as to contact genital herpes!
10. And, lastly, remember a word from the wise: expectation is disappointment, hidden in disguise. : :
— With a Masters of Divinity, Reverend Trinity was host of “Spiritually Speaking,” a weekly radio drama, and now performs globally.
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