Dear Lexie offers sound advice from the far left. She provides intuitive answers to questions ranging from common to provocative, for women in the third act of life. The meek may inherit the Earth, but the rest of us have to get some laughs while we’re here.

Is This Instant Connection Real? Lexie Answers…

Dear Lexie, Uh, this may be a bit unorthodox, but I need your advice. I’m a guy, in my early twenties, and I deliver groceries for work. I dropped off some groceries the other day and felt an instant connection to the woman who opened the door. She smiled, and I felt like I was home. We talked for about ten minutes, and she is super easy to talk to. I want to talk with

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Dear Lexie: A Mid-Life Crisis of Miscommunication

Dear Lexie, My husband and I are in our late 50’s. We’re empty-nesters, so he and I have settled into a “new normal” of work, and a somewhat predictable schedule. Last week, after watching a documentary on kids in “the system”, my husband told me he thought we should consider fostering a teenager! This came completely out of left field, and I’m still reeling. We just finished parenting our youngest a few years ago, and

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Finding a New Dancing Partner

Dear Lexie, It seems my hearing keeps getting worse every year. I have worn hearing aids for more than 20 years, but sometimes, I still can’t hear well enough. Lately, I’ve been talking to my kids and grandkids over the internet, and one of my kids gets so mad that I can’t hear her. How do I explain to her that I’m not making it up, and get her to be more patient? Hard To

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Dear Lexie — Scaredy On, Mary

Dear Lexie, For the past twenty plus years, I have related better to men than to women, so my closest friends are all men. Recently, I’ve been getting the feeling that my best friend has romantic feelings towards me. He is always complimenting me, and when we see each other, he’s always touching me. I’m a widow, so it’s not that I’m not available, but I’m really reluctant to even consider moving from friendship, to

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