Tales From the Front from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 24 Sep 2019 01:13:51 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tales From the Front from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/tales-from-the-front-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front e20d92fee7133968eef9a55402613281 What Happens When You Don't Listen to Your Mother for 09/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/09/19/what-happens-when-you-dont-listen-to-your-mother Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Tracee was 22 when she met Matt. Her best friend was dating his friend, so they saw each other at parties. "We danced all the time, but I always declined his invitations to date because I was living with someone. I was attracted to him, but I thought he was a bit too old for me. He was 35."</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Still, a few years later, they started to date and got married. This was despite the fact that many, many red flags were waving right in Tracee's face.</span><p>Updated: Fri Sep 20, 2019</p> 50dff963693f4ae8c21695ee386c8e74 From Russia, but No Love for 09/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/09/19/from-russia-but-no-love Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Six years ago, Andy met Bethany, the woman he calls his "soul mate." They moved in together.</p> <p>"She was the woman whom I fully intended to grow old with. I loved her more than life itself. She was my world."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 13, 2019</p> 2750a9fe525a97602cab5bc37eb64b07 Grumpy Old Men -- and Women for 09/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/09/19/grumpy-old-men-and-women Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>You'd think that by their sixth decade, men and women would have found a way to peacefully coexist. Such is not the case. The war of the sexes continues among the AARP generation.</p> <p>Eddie: I'm 61 years old and single. I find women boring. They're too concerned with finding someone who can buy them happiness and a lifestyle to contribute anything of charm or substance to a date.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 06, 2019</p> de048d59c5f5e3e1af9b5892f6f887d8 The Cons May Change, but Con Artists Are Forever for 08/30/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/08/19/the-cons-may-change-but-con-artists-are-forever Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Nigerian Prince seems to be on vacation, but his relatives are alive and well and burning up the internet ...</p> <p>JOHN: My cellphone pinged one morning at 4 a.m. An email informed me that my sister was in the U.K. and had been the victim of a robbery. All of her cash and credit cards had been taken, and she wasn't allowed to leave London until she paid her hotel bill, so could I please be a good brother and wire her $1,500 via Western Union? Of course, she would pay me back as soon as she returned to the States.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 30, 2019</p> a4210d69706732fd665e475a923c5222 'For Better or Worse' ... Really? for 08/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/08/19/for-better-or-worse-really Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Today's column addresses some very difficult issues: namely, what does "for better or worse" really mean and can a person really deny their sexuality?</p> <p>These issues were brought up by Jessie, who wanted to stay married to Chris even after he acknowledged he was gay and had had an affair with a man.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 23, 2019</p> 38ac55158d53c979e89a30be46d77eae Some Vows Need to Be Broken for 08/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/08/19/some-vows-need-to-be-broken Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Despite knowing he was gay and had already had an affair with a man, Jessie was determined to honor her wedding vows.</p> <p>"I think we both wanted to stay married. <span class="column--highlighted-text">I wanted him to stop cheating on me and breaking our vows. It didn't matter with whom he was cheating, man or woman.</span>"<p>Updated: Fri Aug 16, 2019</p> bc9d108419ac2600fbafc46272ce1f2a If It Tells You It's a Duck, It's a Duck for 08/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/08/19/if-it-tells-you-its-a-duck-its-a-duck Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Jessie says her husband Chris "alluded" to being gay at different times during their 21-year marriage. She never took him seriously, although she did become suspicious a few years before he came out to her. </p> <p>"I'd lost a lot of weight, and I had total strangers checking me out, but I didn't see that same interest in my own husband's eyes. Even before that, he would sometimes turn down my flirtatious invitations. I dismissed this &#8212; until I lost all that weight. Then I knew I wasn't the problem."<p>Updated: Fri Aug 09, 2019</p> 5062e82d9cba84189619eddeabf75b61 The Flotsam and Jetsam of a Relationship Gone Bad for 08/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/08/19/the-flotsam-and-jetsam-of-a-relationship-gone-bad-be27c Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the immortal words of Neil Sedaka, "Breaking up is hard to do." There's the emotional pain to deal with, of course, that constant throbbing pain in the heart. But there are physical reminders, too. The dirty sock under the bed. The toothbrush in the medicine chest. A nightgown stuffed in a drawer. A jar of anchovies you never would've bought. The dregs of a bottle of Baileys Irish Creme. All evidence that someone has come, and gone. I asked you to tell me some of the things you got stuck with, and here's what you said: </p> <p>ABBY: "One time, a guy left a pack of cigarettes containing only two or three, and then he called me a week later saying he wanted to come over and get them. <span class="column--highlighted-text">I told him I had thrown them out and would do the same to him if he tried to come over.</span>" <p>Updated: Fri Aug 02, 2019</p> 7e28884e6577a730699c5dec76cc296f From Happy to Sad and in Between for 07/26/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/07/19/from-happy-to-sad-and-in-between-6d617 Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Today's mailbag brings happy stories (love comes along when you least expect it), sad stories (your mother-in-law tries to one-up you) and everything in between ...</p> <p>INA: When it comes to men, I have 10 basic deal breakers. (And guess what. My ex broke each and every one, except for No. 6.) 1) Married. 2) Criminal history. 3) Addiction problem. 4) Lives with roommate of opposite sex. 5) Unemployed. 6) Lives at home with mom (who doesn't need him for medical reasons). 7) Has been married more than twice. 8) Is in debt. 9) Has history of infidelity. 10) Has children he doesn't support. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 26, 2019</p> 75e859eda1ef01cfa358e146c3649f52 Today's Column Brought to You by the Letter P for 07/19/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/07/19/todays-column-brought-to-you-by-the-letter-p Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Pears and pregnancy tests &#8212; you wouldn't think they had much in common, other than the letter P. But in today's column, they both mean "See ya, bye!"</p> <p>GREG: I knew it was over when we exchanged Christmas gifts. We'd only been dating for less than two months. She was a doctor, and I was a teacher. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 19, 2019</p> de5d9f22cc4e4fdfd050c9847e93c949 Greetings From the South of France for 07/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/07/19/greetings-from-the-south-of-france Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Dear Readers: By the time you read this, I'll be at my villa in Provence overlooking my vineyard.</p> <p>The most amazing thing happened! Actually, it was two amazing things (three if you count the Nigerian Prince, but I prefer not to). First, I won the lottery! I know! What are the chances? I never even play! Second, there are thousands of pounds waiting for me in the U.K. Lucky, huh? Boy, that internet sure is a great thing. Thank you, Al Gore!<p>Updated: Fri Jul 12, 2019</p> 3e7fa09052cf8e6c82ccbc6d47b8d268 Are Trust and Respect Possible After a Divorce? Are They Even Desirable? for 07/05/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/07/19/are-trust-and-respect-possible-after-a-divorce-are-they-even-desirable Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Dear Cheryl: It's been a month since my divorce, a divorce caused by my ex-husband's cheating. </p> <p>I barely talk to him, which is generally good. When we do talk, it's usually about our daughter. But we have said many nasty things to each other in the past. He started all of this to get under my skin. <span class="column--highlighted-text">He keeps telling me how happy he is with his girlfriend, the happiest he's ever been and that he knows I'm miserable. He is so wrong.</span><p>Updated: Fri Jul 05, 2019</p> 189a0e348f18578504b5d0184a1aa986 What Guys Will Put Up With for Great Sex for 06/28/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/06/19/what-guys-will-put-up-with-for-great-sex Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Six months after Tommy met Lexie, she talked him into letting her move in with him. After an additional six months, she talked him into marrying her. "There were no red flags other than her eagerness to move the relationship along with the threat of her ending it if I were to stall. So I let it happen because I was otherwise enjoying her company and the wonderful physical relationship."</p> <p>In other words, the sex was great, and he didn't want to risk losing it.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 28, 2019</p> 91cfdcd224362a5fa78550b765c31cd2 The Divorce Was Just the Beginning for 06/21/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/06/19/the-divorce-was-just-the-beginning Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Nicole had been married for 20 years and had three teenagers when her husband Liam suddenly filed for divorce. Four years after their divorce, he came out to their children but made them promise not to tell her. Two years later, he finally told her.</p> <p>"I had no idea he was gay. We married when we were both young, just 24, and I was a bit naive. He did mention several times that every man has had at least one homosexual encounter."<p>Updated: Fri Jun 21, 2019</p> e851a923a643b224b6fe8abb9013318c First the Cheating, Then the Crazy for 06/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/06/19/first-the-cheating-then-the-crazy Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I've done a few columns lately about wives gone wild. Today, we have a husband run rowdy.</p> <p>Emma says that every time she and her husband Barney had an argument, he would punish her by going to a singles event, meeting some woman and stringing her along.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 14, 2019</p> 942608b72d1e486905f17e05e56dcbc8 A Step-Rose by Any Other Name Is Still A Step-Rose for 06/07/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/06/19/a-step-rose-by-any-other-name-is-still-a-step-rose Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Have you ever had to make a family tree? If you have, be glad you're not part of Judy's family, with all her relatives, half-relatives, ex-relatives and step-relatives. It may not be something Ozzie and Harriet can relate to, but for many of us, it's Main Street, America, circa 2019.</p> <p>And with all those relatives floating around, the question is: What do you call them?<p>Updated: Fri Jun 07, 2019</p> 76df07d4aecd8cba239c9442e8dffccc I Knew It Was Love When ... I Knew It Was Over When ... for 05/31/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/05/19/i-knew-it-was-love-when-i-knew-it-was-over-when- Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Love isn't always accompanied by roses and rainbows. And breakups don't always have to be dramatic, door-slamming events. Sometimes a quiet "Let's never see each other again" is just as effective.</p> <p>JASON: Many years ago, my girlfriend and I were the perfect couple. We were cast from the same mold. We never seemed to disagree. It was unbelievable. We were in school and talked about our future after we graduated. <p>Updated: Fri May 31, 2019</p> b12cc01cca34b5d5773c5822463011bb Yogi Berra Was Right for 05/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/05/19/yogi-berra-was-right Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's not over till it's over. It's not over after 40 years of an abusive marriage. It's not over after five years of being divorced. It's not over after unsuccessful dating.</p> <p>Nancy had been unhappily married for a very long time, over 40 years. Her husband had been abusive, and she finally got the strength to leave him.<p>Updated: Fri May 24, 2019</p> 46e1d04375a0e07008d705e8b34e0598 When Wacky Turned Dangerous for 05/19/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/05/19/when-wacky-turned-dangerous Sun, 19 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We return today to the tale of Matt and his psycho wife, Amanda. </p> <p>In the two years they lived in their house, Matt estimates the locks were changed approximately 15 to 20 times. "I had to break in several times because she changed them and didn't tell me. She told me I didn't need a key and that there are lots of husbands who don't have them. <p>Updated: Sun May 19, 2019</p> 08f355f1184b81d4caf4963a71834880 He Had an Out and Didn't Take It for 05/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/tales-from-the-front/05/19/he-had-an-out-and-didnt-take-it Sat, 18 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We recently had a tale of a psycho bitch that I thought was pretty darn scary. But Matt says his "saga" makes that one seem like "a fairy tale out of a Disney pop-up book." </p> <p>Matt says his attraction to Amanda was simple. "She was blonde." He was 36 when they met, and she was 37. After dating just a few months, Amanda got pregnant and Matt "panicked."<p>Updated: Sat May 18, 2019</p>