That doesn’t mean she’ll be suddenly able to sleep comfortably in a house with three small furry animals, but there’s nothing wrong with giving someone allergy medicine for an allergy attack. Tiny house dilemma: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 18 months and moved in together about five months ago. He’s always been interested in sustainability and environmental issues.Recently, he’s become interested in the tiny house movement, and we’ve now had a few conversations about moving somewhere rural and off-grid.Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. I felt like I needed to make it work because he gave me herpes, which made me feel like damaged goods. : I just ended a relationship that I stayed in far too long.
Now there’s a guy I’ve been friends with that has been pursuing me since finding out I’m single. I’m nowhere near ready to date and it’s perfect because he’s living out of state now and won’t be back in my area for another eight months. Do I let the long-distance relationship develop and tell him once we actually can be together?
It’s a trust issue—although this absolutely need not be a big deal, if you expose someone without having told them how can they trust you?
Be prepared for questions, be prepared for some silence, have some info handy. And if someone can’t deal with it then try your best to see it the same way you’d see someone not being able to deal with the fact that you have a dog or kids. Shame sometimes feels like the loudest, truest feeling, and I don’t think that it is.
She’s also suggested that my daughter take allergy medication, but I find that out of line. (I’m on your side in the sense that I think a human child’s health is paramount here, but I just don’t think it will be useful to turn this into a litigation on your respective reproductive choices.) It’s absolutely fair of you to say that the present situation is dangerous to your daughter’s health.
It’s also fair that your sister is anxious about leaving her dog outside for an entire weekend, especially if she lives in a coyote-heavy area.
Any suggestions on how we can reach some kind of compromise? There’s plenty to be said about the dynamics undergirding the recent “tiny house” phenomenon, but the bottom line is that if you have even a few reservations about living in a miniature cabin somewhere totally removed from society with your boyfriend, please err on the side of caution and don’t do it.