Dear Christine, Wondering in White Lake

Dear Christine I know this is probably more of a stereotype (partly propagated by “Sex & The City”), but many straight women seem to like having a gay male friend around to talk about clothes and TV drama. If a straight guy were to have a lesbian as a friend, what would likely be their common ground? Wondering in White…

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Ask The Lawyer, IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS – AND EEOC WANTS MORE DETAILS ABOUT WORKERS’ PAY BY SEPTEMBER 30 QUESTION:  I heard a couple of years ago that there would be new requirements on what employers have to report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about the race, sex and ethnicity of workers, but I haven’t heard anything recently. Is my company…

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Organic Food on a Budget, MI Homes by Heidi

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply. So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of extra money? Follow these…

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Dear Christine, Puzzled in Pontiac

Dear Christine, I’ve got a problem with my wife. I’m straight, and am married to my wife and we have 3 beautiful children together. I love my wife very much and promised her that I would always love her and take care of her. I take my promises very seriously, especially because she has Borderline Personality Disorder. I have read…

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Dear Christine, Burned in Berkley

Dear Christine, Dumped again! I have dated 4 women in the past 2 years and the pattern seems a little too similar to me. Each one of the 4 pursued me. I feel like I tried to go slow and get to know them but they all convinced me that they thought I was the one. I guess I wasn’t…

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Dear Christine, Sad in Saline

Dear Christine, My sister is pretending to like guys, when she’s a lesbian? I feel really bad. She’s 16 and she’s really popular. Everyone likes her in our school. I never knew she was a lesbian because she’s had so many boyfriends but when I came home early from work once I saw her and her girlfriend on our couch…

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Dear Christine, Troubled in Troy

Dear Christine, what should i do about homophobic co worker? im 21 year old woman and im out to everyone at work, all my co workers have all met my partner Sara, anyway i have people working under me several people in fact and theres this co worker whom im in a higher position but im not in charge of…

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Remodeling a Kitchen? By Olson Cement & Remodeling

10 Helpful Measurement Suggestions Paying close attention to measurements, as well as aesthetic appeal, can make your finalized kitchen all the more convenient and harmonized: To improve efficiency and balance, it’s a good rule of thumb to ensure the area between the sink, refrigerator, and stove, or the work triangle, measures out to 26′ or less. No single side should…

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

DOES NEW PAID TIME OFF LAW INCREASE WORKER’S PTO HOURS? QUESTION: I had earned 40 hours of Paid Time Off, which I could use for vacation time, sick time, or personal time, under my employer’s policy. In March, we were told that our PTO was being converted into Paid Medical Time to meet the requirements of a new law. Before…

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Dear Christine, Nervous in Northville

Dear Christine, Not sure what to do here. I have a good friend who has been driving drunk. She has come to my house barely able to walk yet she drove and has also shown up places where I knew she was too drunk to drive. After she shows up, we make sure she gets a ride or is sober…

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