In a relationship rut? Wondering how to tell if he's really the ONE? Struggling to balance work and love life?
Everyone has issues, and while it's not hard to find advice, it is hard to find sound, impartial, no-BS advice. Why is it so difficult to find practical solutions to real problems? How many fortune cookies do we have to eat and magic 8-balls do we have to shake before we get some good answers!?
That's where Gloria can help.
Fans of The Real Housewives of New York City will remember Gloria as Jill Zarin's tough but lovable mother. Perhaps Bethenny Frankel explained it best: "Gloria's like the Mafia. Once you're in, I don't think you can get out."
Gloria helped Bethenny straighten out her muddled love life, and now she's willing to share her wisdom with Bravo fans everywhere! Submit your questions for Gloria below, and we'll post her answers and advice in the Dish right here on Bravotv.com.
I love the show!! Love you!!! My name is Michelle and I'm 25. I've been with my boyfriend for 7 years and we just bought a house. We talk about getting married all the time, but he hasn't even bought a ring yet. I dont know what to do. How long do I wait for him? Should I ask the big question??
Gloria, I love you. You are such a good mom and remind me of my mom so much. I am so glad that you have your own blog,I will be checking in from time to time to hear what you have to say.
Gloria, First I have to say I love the Real Housewives of NYC and was glued to the television when you came on talking to Bethanny. I will to my best to this question short. I am Allie, 28 and have been in a long distance relationship for about 2 years. A few months ago we decided to work things out, move to be in the same city and make strides to have a lasting relationship. Upon this decision, he recently revealed to me that within the first few months we were together he slept with an ex-girlfriend. After my wanting to know more, he told me he also was with another girl (no sex) on two occasions during a weekend, who is still a friend of his group of friends, who I have also met on several occasions. Her and a friend of his had a child together and he is now the Godfather. He is very remorseful, but I am disgusted. So my question is do you believe the saying "once a cheater, always a cheater"? I'm at a loss of what to do, your unbias wisdom is greatly appreciated and needed.
Hello Gloria, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. I have been with my boyfriend going on 5 years and everything is relatively great, except for his family that seems to hate me. I cant seem to do anything to please these people and its starting to affect my relationship very negatively.I dont know what to do, they make my life impossible to deal with, and my boyfriend is always caught in the middle. Can u help me. thank you.
Dear Lost ~
MAKE your boyfriend choose!! YOU or his family. If he chooses his family ~ no worries ~ you do not need inbred bs. You are better than that!! If he chooses YOU ~ hold the Dude to his choice. It is the only peace you are going to get.
Dear Allie 28,
You are not living with that Dude?? At least be true to yourself and give yourself the respect you deserve and dump his a$$.
Girl ~ until you totally love yourself you are not gonna find someone to take your place loving you.
So dump this Dude and get to work on Loving you!!
Dear Michelle 25,
Sweetie the fact is you are young and have every right to go enjoy your life as a single for now. A house and living together does not a lasting committed marriage make.
Take some steps back and assess your goals and what is best for YOU. Be selfish while you are young in exploring who you are and what your goals will be.
I assure you he is assessing what is best for him which is exactly why he has not asked you to marry him.
Dear Gloria: Thank God Bravo realized that You are the REAL STAR of Real Housewives of NYC....of cource...along with Your Jill and Bethany.
I love you--your wit, your humor, your good old-fashioned wise advice.
I hope you will be the NEW housewive on the show's next season!
God bless you and your family. Your #1 Fan....
Good Evening Sweet Gloria, I'am probably the oldest viewer who has written you. I love the show and your daughter and I have her make-over home magazine, which was graciously autographed. I'm 56 years old, at 5'7 inches tall and weigh 130 pounds. I have 3 sons and an adoring husband of 36 years and 2 beautiful granddaughters, ages 2 and 4. People tell me I'm pretty and that my skin is gorgeous for my age, but I don't feel it. Every time I see your daughter or Alex on the show, I get so depressed that I do not have the clothes, shoes, hand-bags, the boundless energy, or the constant stream of friends inviting me to fashion show's and luncheon's. I adore her life style. It seems exciting. I realize that this is absolutely childish and silly. I'm ashamed to even write it, considering the problems we face today. Over the last several years I have battled fibromyalgia and R.A., and Lupus, and had to quit my job. Now, I never have the energy to do anything, but hurt and feel fluish and achy, much less feel pretty, or to wear nice clothes anywhere or to put on make-up. So that causes depression, and I can't wait to live through the housewives again. What can I do not to feel that way all the time? It isn't jealousy, and I'm so grateful for my family. Talking to someone does not help. She was an ( therapist ) idiot. LOL Sorry for the long letter, Gloria. Sincerely Victoria
Love you ladies! I'm Chris, a student at the University of Florida. When I was 17, I "came out" to my mother but she then started to sob and said she failed as a mother, so I said it was a "phase". I'm close to graduating and want to tell her, but in the black community it's a faux-pas, immensely. Should I wait until I find a job (due to possibility of being cut off) or should I go ahead and tell her?
With all of the beautiful things Jill has in her life, the only thing that I envy is her relationship with you. My mother has a mental disorder that the doctors have explained to me and they say she is capable of getting help and acting better towards me and my kids but she refuses to accept this is her issue to solve. She "kicked" us out of her life a few months ago, like the fifth time she has done this, but this time I didn't go back. I felt I needed to protect my kids from her abuse since I am fully aware of how bad it can get. My question is this, she is old and her health isn't good but she is still as abusive with her actions and words as ever. Society says I need to suck it up and put up with this till she dies, but I feel there just has to come a time in life when I can say enough is enough and I am going to live my life and protect my kids. What is your thought on this? It is tough being torn between trying to be a good mom and a good daughter in this situation. By the way, I think Jill is the coolest woman ever and I can only hope I do as well with my two girls as you did with Jill. Thank you for your time.
I am thirty-two years old. My mom passed away three years ago. It has been a difficult three years, feeling that I do not have the one person that is suppose to teach me how to be a woman around. I have felt like I am stuck between being a girl and a woman, though I have a beautiful daughter and wonderful husband. Three months ago my dad died, and now I am feeling abandoned and orphaned. I want so badly to have someone there that I can go to, someone that will cheer me on, someone that will just listen. How do I move passed this?
Gloria...love love love your presence on the show! The best of the bunch, for sure. What advice do you have for a mom of a 13 year old boy who is rapidly becoming more independent? It's a good thing, but the feeling of disconnect depresses me. He is completely respectful and a great kid...I just am having a hard time changing into this "stage."
Regards and respect...
Hi Gloria, I'd love your advice. I'm 9 years older than my husband. I don't look older (I don't think so) and I'm very sensitive about my age. (I'll be 50 this year). My husband is the baby in his family and he has a family that is all about age. This past Thanksgiving at my sister in law's house, someone asked her father-in-law how old I was and he said 50 and that I robbed the cradle. I pretended that I didn't hear this comment. He laughed after he said it because he thought I heard him. I used to like this man, but what an ignorant and insensitive thing to say. I guess the bottom line is that if my husband is fine with the age difference, then, who cares? I'd just like to know if you have a response for me to have ready when someone says something like this. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thank you so much, Gloria.
Gloria your the best! My boyfriend of 4.5 years and have lived with will not commit....I know he loves me, I love him but want to be married...yes, I have told him of my feelings....he gets all nervous and changes the subject or states we will be married some day! I am 41 and he is 47 we are not kids, I feel if we dont know by now then when...need your wonderful, honest advice....thank you and give Jill a big hug for me, what a wonderful person she is!
Gloria! You're the BEST. I loved the show where you bonded with Bethenny. I need your wisdom...help!
I've been in love with a man for almost 9 years. We planned a wedding twice and cancelled it twice. I moved from NY to FL, and he followed me. He moved back to NY, then back here to me in FL a second time. We married...and divorced just four months later. He's back in NY now, and I'm planning on leaving FL and returning to NY.
I know he will continue to cause me nothing but heartache...but I'm STUCK. I can't seem to get over him or start to move on, no matter what I do. I went for therapy when our marriage ended, and I ended up defending him to the therapist, who called him every name in the book.
He has not only cost me a small fortune but also most of my friends and relatives, who cannot forgive ME for continuing to forgive HIM. Oy, oy, oy, what a mess.
Any advice for me?
Hi Gloria! I'm 25 and my boyfriend (age 26) has from the beginning of our relationship, been talking about how we are going to be in it for the long term. He has quite explicitly expressed that he doesn't want to get married or have children. He knows that I want to eventually get married and have a family. I don't plan on starting a family for several years and my boyfriend is amazing, but I don't know if I should enjoy these years with someone amazing even though they don't want the same thing in the future or do I break things off now and find someone who also wants what I want?
Gloria: You are an amazing woman. Every child should have such a caring and nurturing mother like you. Watching your warmth, wisdom and advise has changed the way I view my life and the way in which I raise my two small boys. I look forward to reading your blog and watching you on air. Good Bless.
Gloria, you're the best (Go Teams Jill & Bethenney). I recently lost 80 lbs & have about 40 to go to my dancer/college body. I'm told I'm an attractive woman & while I don't think I'll be gracing the cover of Maxim, I would have to agree that I'm cute. I'm also what they used to call "voluptous". I love my career & pay all my own bills. All that being said, I am 31 & haven't had a date in almost 6 years :-(
What am I doing wrong? I've tried churches, bars, dating websites. The only thing I've gotten are requests for one night stands. How come I'm attractive enough to sleep with once, but not to date? Did I mention I cook/cater as a hobby & work in Child Welfare?
She cooks, she likes kids, she has big boobs... What's wrong with me? It's really hard not to let myself get depressed.
Gloria-you are so sweet. i enjoyed the episode with you visiting Jill and giving advice to Bethenny. I hope Bravo shows more of you on RH of NYC.
Hello Gloria: I love the show, I think you are a wonderful wise woman. Jill is a very lucky girl to have a great relationship with her mom watching you two reminds me of my mom and mine relationship. She passed away last year and I miss her very much. How does one move past this and remove the void that is in me now? god bless u both ..
i have a sticky problem. while i love my sister dearly, she is about to announce her 4th wedding and introduce the family to her new fiance.
am i a bad sister for not being enthusiastic for her? i don't want to meet him or attend the wedding. i'm so tired of meeting her many boyfriends. i'm exhausted and embarrassed that i have an elizabeth taylor knockoff for a sister. she even looks like liz taylor!
please share your wisdom. love you and jill!
Dear Gloria, I love my mother but she calls me at least 3 times a day just to check in and see whats going on. I dont know how to ask her to stop doing this without hurting her feelings. What should i do?
Dear Gloria~ 15 July 2009
I wrote to you previously about a toxic friend. Your words were succint and too true. You had faith in me and suggested I do the same. I took your advice. I have learned one cannot engage in a dialogue with people who do not want to hear and to politely and graciously stand my ground with a polite attitude, poise and genuine warmth. Thank you so much for understanding. Your advice rings true, came through and has done a world of good for my self beliefs. Many heartfelt thank you's. Be well and of good cheer. No Toxic Friends Allowed
I am now the oldest on this site. I am 63 and have been living with a man for 16 years. My husband was killed in a auto accident when I was 45. I have 2 married daughters and grandchildren. My daughters are my best friends.My Mother was my true best friend,but I lost her 9 months after my Father died. I always speak to her. Since she can not answer, I am asking you my question. Should I get married? I feel there is no reason to. We. have made it work for all these years. We are terrific together. Our love has grown with each passing year. He would like to marry. He is 67. It is not a necessity and he will understnad if I do not want to. I changed my life when I met him. Moved from NYC and E. Hampton to Denver,Co..because he is an avid skier. Should I change it again?
Gloria, Jill is so lucky to have a mom so wonderful. You have such great insight and advice. I still remember how I teared up when you adopted Bethanny...wow that was so powerful! I look forward to watching the show with my daughter who like me thinks Jill and Bethanny make the show. I wish they would get Kelly out of there she brings so much negative aspects to the show. I only aspire to be half the mom you are to Jill. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us viewers! May you continue to bring grace and beauty to our lives.
Gloria, I could use some advise. My youngest daughter and I always had a great relationship until about a year ago. She started dating her current boyfriend who is 32 and she is 21. He has never been married and has no children. He tells her he would marry her today but has never preposed or set up how he is going to provide for her. He has been a waiter for 15 years (his only job) and doesnt have plans to get another job. He has no money saved and has lots of bills. We are not people of money so I dont know how they are gong to to make a life together. I told her he isnt the one for her, he has nothing to offer her. This has brought a huge wedge between us. I told her I would be disappointed in her if she marries him. She said if I dont except him I will not be in her families life. This killed me and I dont know what to do. Help
I just recently moved to NYC from Florida and I know no one up here short of the people I work with. (They are all Married men.) Outside of the people I work with I have pretty much only met men who I am not the least bit interested in dating. I have not always been the social butterfly and I would love to go out and enjoy the "night life" of the city but I am afraid to do it alone. I tend to attract weirdo's and I would just feel more comfortable having a gal pal or two. Whats a single 26 y/o to do?
How do I get my daughter to listen to my wiser (been there done that) advice about the little grandson. She wants to do it her way. Well, that is good but sometimes an experienced grandmom knows best. She is too liberal. She thinks I'm old fashioned and don't know anything. She and her husband even laugh at me when I am giving them sound advice (not old wives tales but tried and true advice about dicipline (no spanking))and a few rules to make the little guy have a healty psyche. A little religion for an anchor wouldn't hurt either--if Mom and Dad can make up their minds what religion they are.
Gloria, will you adopt me? :) I fell fast in love with you at first sight. I promise I'll almost always be a good girl.
My husband and I bought a second home in a beach area. We love to entertain and enjoy inviting family and friends to the house for summertime fun.
Recently, my husbands family joined us for a beach vacation. My sister in law whom I love and thought she loved me as well, broke the washing machine and trash compactor. She stood in front of my husband and I, as we tried to fix these appliances, and laughed at us. When I responded by telling her she should be apologizing to us instead of laughing, she stormed upstairs.
The white bedding was ruined with grape juice, a bathroom towel bar was ripped from the wall and I was expected to cook for all.
Upon their departure I was given a quick thank you. Since then, the only correspondence between our two families has been an email from my brother in law asking me to mail a camera which was forgotten.
Needless to say I am very hurt by all of this. I have done many things to help my sis in law through the years. She is a breast cancer survivor. When she was ill from chemo, I redecorated her livingroom for her. I purchased a highend handbag for her. I have installed wood flooring in her home. I am always the one to call her and ask how she and her family are doing.
How would you proceed? I value your opinion. Thank you for listening. S.
I'm 15 year-old girl in high school, and I'm known for getting what I want, when I want it, and how I want it. I'm having a tough time deciding who my friends are. I have two groups.
Group A- are great people indivudally, but all together they are like a wild party. I want to be friends with them, but I'm not into the whole adding weird color dyes to your hair, and the one thing they enjoy... anime. (Japanese cartoons) It's all they talk about, and I really like to be with them, but I can't stand anime or Japanese refrences they make. I've known some of these people longer.
Group B- are great people together or apart. I love them, they allow me to be me. I let them see both sides to be me, and it's a lot of fun hanging out with them. There's nothing that I don't like about these people. My friends in Group A don't like Group B because they are "plastic" and things like that.
I'm stuck between who should I be friends with. Group A is embarressing to be around; while I've known Group A longer... I feel as if I grew up and those in Group A haven't. I'm stuck. I can't be friends with both, it's one or the other.
I apologize for the long e-mail, it seems as if you are the best person to go to right now. (It's summer, and there aren't any school guidence counslers aorund.)
Thank you, Ash
Hi Gloria, I'm 23 years old and have am dealing with the fact that I was sexually molested for six years when I was a little girl. I wanted to start my own foundation to help to make sure that this doesn't Continue to happen. Child molestation affects you when your older and i'm trying to deal with the guilt and embarressment. If you have any advice as to how to set up a foundation where I can educate people on the issue I would greatly appreciate it.
Gloria, What do you do when you have a toxic family? In my own family, the two people I loved are now deceased, my mother & sister. Surviving are my father, 90 yrs old, living in another state and my sister, also living in another state. Growing up, I never got along with my father. He wanted my mother to get an abortion so I would not be born & has resented me ever since. The surviving sister is selfish, self centered & money grubbing. I have very little to do with either of them. My husband's family. His mother & I have never gotten along from the 1st time we met. His younger brother never says anything to me unless it is a rude remark. His wife drives me crazy with her poor pitiful me routine. And the other brother has no backbone, going along with the other brother. I have been married for 20 years and I have expressed my feelings to my husband all the way along. He has never done anything to help me have a better relationship with his family. He ignores my stress & discomfort. As long as we lived far away from these people I could maintain some cordial relationship. But since we are now living in the same city as the brothers and his mother has moved here too...it is all too much for me. I have had a major blow up & do not speak to or go near his family. I am considering divorce. When it was just me & my husband I was fine, but I cannot take being so closely involved with his family.
Hello Gloria, I hope your summer is going well. When meeting new people that I might want to continue a relationship with, I always let them know I have a daughter who is a Lesbian. Everytime these people feel the need to tell me their opinion of the lesbian and gay lifestyle. At times this has been hurtful but it helps me weed out the people that I don't want to associate with. My sister feels I am wrong in doing as I should let people get to know me well first,but I feel I need to know upfront. Your opinion please. Thanks Sally
I love your show! My name is Celee i am a 34 yr old mother of 5. I have been with their father for 13 year's. I have never been married. I need you'r help.. I have been asked by my children's father to marry him, but I am scared. I feel if we get married our relationship will go down hill. We have the best time together (some would think we knew each other since we were kids) I love the way you are straight forward, no hold's bar so I really value your help. Am I right? Do all good relationship's fail once you get married or do I just have cold feet? Please HELP.
Love the show specially Jill... My uncle recently told me that he lend $20,000 to my brother-in-law to start a business. The idea came about because my brother in law needed money to start his own business so he and my sister pitched the idea of loaning money from a bank but instead my uncle offered them the money with no condition nor paper trail because he is family with the understanding that my uncle will be the CEO of the company which never happened. After a year he asked my uncle for an additional $3,000, again with no paper trail and advising my uncle not to tell my sister because she will get upset. This all happened several yrs. ago and never a word about the loan to my uncle. In my opinion I think my brother in law is just us for money but since learning all about this this year I'd like to ask my brother in law to sign a document that he received money from my uncle... that is all. Nothing regarding paying or if he ever wants to pay for the load.
Is this a good idea to talk to him about this matter ? My uncle thinks it is better that we leave it the way it is and ignore it because at least we know what kind of person he is. He said he knew what he was doing. As the saying goes... if you can trust a man with a dollar you can trust him with a million dollar ? What do you think ?
Gloria, You are so special. I hope you have more of a role on Housewives. My husband had an affair that my 17 y/o daughter discovered on his cellphone. I will never trust him again what is the best tact to take in your opinion.
I've been married for a month now. and it has been so difficult, getting along with my husband. we are constantly arguing and it's becoming too much for me. I love him so much and I don't want to be like this with him. We both have things that we need to work on. But most importantly we need to be getting along. Now is not the time. Life is too short. I'm not perfect, i am willing to check myself if need be. I've been praying about it, and things seem to work themselves out for a few days and then we are back at it again. I need your help.
Of all the girls on all the Housewives, I looove Jill the most. She is so sweet and she really is a good person. Tell her that she is very lucky to have all she has. But also note, she has never let it go to her head. I wish I could have a sister like her. I have a best friend that I adore, but my family is really the disfunctional disaster. I lost my mom on Oct. 14, 2009 to Cancer. She too was a really great mom. With her gone, no one in my family is in my life. So I do rely on my friends. Jill is lucky. But I just love her to pieces.... Let her know that I am on Team Jill
Debbie Pettit Las Vegas, NV....
Gloria, Since Jill is one of my 3 favorite housewivwes, I give you the credit for raising her right. Now, my goal is to date Betheny. As her adopted family, will she visit you in Florida? I'd love to invite Betheny and you to my parents' home in Palm Beach for Passover. I live in Miami. Can you set me up!? I'm a nice jewish boy, older than Betheny. I can make her 3 year plan become true. Frank
I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW MUCH I ENJOYED YOU ON THE SHOW. I HOPE YOU ARE ON A LOT THIS SEASON. YOU ARE SO WISE AND YOU MAKE ME MISS MY MOTHER SO MUCH, SHE PAST 19 YEARS AGO. TELL JILL TO ENOY EVERY MINUTE WITH YOU , YOU NEVER KNOW HOW SHORT TIME IS. I LOVE YOU ADVISE AND FUNNY PERSONALITY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOUR FAN SUSAN ADKINS FROM NC
Dear Gloria, When I first saw you on TRHONY talking with Bethany about her being alone, with no family, I can relate. My father passed away three years ago and my grown son in the Los Angeles. I live in Florida. I am 56 and retired.
I have always prided myself with being a good friend to others but can't seem to get anyone to embrace me as a friend unless I do all the work in the relationship. I am married but my husband works long hours.
How do I get to be friends with ladies or anyone who can keep a friendship going? I really need just a friend to lunch with, shop with, just to be a friend, no drama.
Thank you Gloria....for any advice.....
Dear Gloria, I am so happy that you are here to give advice. I am a 28 year old married mother of 3 (an 8 year old boy, 2year old girl, and 10month old baby girl). I love my life as a mother and I am lucky enought to get to stay at home with them and I also love my life as a wife... i enjoy cooking for him and just being with him, but lately things have been all but happy. I try to talk to my husband about the stresses of being at home all day with the kids and doing it all doesnt bother me i just need a little me time. He, however, does not understand any of this. I do not yell or scream or throw a fit when i talk to him I really try hard just to talk to him, so my question for you is does it get better and what can i do now to communitcate my needs without starting a fight? thank you for your help!!!
Dearest Gloria, Let me begin by saying Jill is one of my faves on the show and I think you are delightful! I have a 10 month old baby girl that is babysat by my mom as I have to work full time. My problem is lately my daughter sometimes prefers my mom over me and it is driving me INSANE WITH JEALOUSY. So much so that I have avoided associating with my parents because I get so possessive of my daughter's attention. Mentally, I realize my reaction is silly but emotionally I can't get a grip! Any words of wisdom?
Thank you for your time and take care!
Hi Gloria, I am writing to you for some advice on my marriage. I have been married for nearly 12 years and we have a 9 year old son. I work two jobs and make a decent living while my husband has owned his own business that has really taken a downturn with this economy. I have encouraged him to get a job and have applied for jobs for him but he expresses little interest in getting a job. He says he will but does not follow through. I was not in love with him when I married him and felt pressure from family to marry him so I did. He is a nice person and is a good father and helps a lot with our son while I'm working. But I am just not in love with him, I care for him, but am not in love with him. He has always had a poor work ethic, much like his father. As time has passed this bothers me more since I have always had a very strong work ethic. Now I resent him. I do not want to make my son unhappy which is why I stay in the marriage. But I am really unhappy and really want the opportunity to find the love of my life and be happy. I am just scared of tearing my son's life apart and having no one to rely on myself. I just don't know what to do. I've never been a fan of change but sometimes I feel like I am suffocating. Please give me your advice on my situation. Thank you for your help!
I didn't know you had a blog until I saw that Jill (your wonderful daughter :) posted it. I watched you last year and I think that Bethenny was very fortunate to be the recipent of both Jill's friendship and your generous offer of love and support. I guess that is why I was a bit appalled by what I saw on the recent show. But then I'll admit I didn't really like her, I found her a bit abrasive, however I know that television shows do not necessarily show the whole story. I WISH I could meet or just talk to you. I have NO ONE in my life - no mother, no grandmother, just due to personal family circumstances. I hold my head high and smile and don't live in a pity party or anything, but sometimes I would love to have someone like you (or you :) to give me guidance and just talk to about life and things. I am still without a relationship and I am not (as far as I know:) completely dysfunctional/disfigured or the like. Currently I am also undergoing medical treatment for an illness that makes me feel like, wow now it is going to be even harder, and because I am now in my late 30s I'm worried the window will close and I want children (or at least one). I have a career (2 actually) and am well educated, work etc, am supposedly relatively attractive, the Starbucks guys, doormen etc like me - meaning people find me interesting and easy to talk to on a superficial/day to day level. I just don't know how I am going to meet the right person, and I also don't have my Mom to talk to like most grown women. I'd love any advice (there is actually more to my story but that is not for a public blog). All the best to you Gloria! Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I married a widower that has a 22 year old son. When my husband's wife got sick, my husband began giving his son more money than he needed because he wanted him to have one less thing to worry about. That was about 6-7 years ago. My step son has graduated college, found a good-paying job and now expects his father to help him every month so that he can live in a nicer apartment than he could otherwise afford. My husband doesn't think its a good idea, but Gloria, I fear that he will do it anyway. I also want to tell you that my step son is very wasteful in general - He will think nothing of blowing $500 on a few tee shirts. Do I stay out of it or try to talk some sense into my husband?
I love your advice and trust that you will tell me the right thing to do.
Ms. Gloria, I have very few people in my life, that I can TRUST & that I will depend on for WISDOM & ADVICE!! But, you are one TOUGH cookie!! At the same time, you know how to LOVE & PROTECT the people you LOVE!! Every time I've ever seen you visiting Jill on the show, you are ALWAYS firm, HONEST, direct & nurturing!! How BLESSED your girl's are to have a WONDERFUL Mother like you!! GOD always knows what gifts to give people.....and you, Ms. Gloria....have made HIM proud!! Thanks for sharing you extraordinary ability to give, to people like me, who don't have anyone!! May GOD continue to BLESS all that you do!! In JESUS name!! AMEN!!