Phables by Brad J. Guigar - 2009-12-04

strip for December / 04 / 2009

previous stripnext stripBuy Original Art For This Strip

POLL: Indecision may or may not be his problem...

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: I am a 50-year-old male who still loves his junior high school sweetheart. She married someone else, but we have kept in contact off and on; at times I've been her lover. Two years ago, she got divorced. I thought this was our chance to be together. We began seeing each other, but she seemed to be holding back. Then she told me that she's not the person that I used to know. I felt we didn't have a true relationship because there were times when she just wasn't around. Eventually, I began a friendship with a new woman. But my sweetheart wanted me back, so now I am seeing both. My sweetheart gives me what I need in the bedroom. My new friend gives me what I want outside the bedroom. I am ashamed. My heart is still for my ex-sweetheart, while my head says that I should be with the new woman -- a good woman who is relationship-oriented like me.

POLL: You have to choose between two potential life partners. One is amazing sexually, but hard to live with. The other is wonderful to be in a relationship with, but lukewarm in the sack. Which do you choose?
 
3% (52) I'm a man and I say: The sexual tiger. Life will always be exciting.
 
53% (704) I'm a man and I say: The solid relationship. Bedroom skills can be taught.
 
0% (7) I'm a woman and I say: The sexual tiger. Life will always be exciting.
 
9% (124) I'm a woman and I say: The solid relationship. Bedroom skills can be taught.
 
32% (428) Neither. You need both in a partner
1315 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

[ read/post comments | 16 of 16 comments ]

POLL: In the Stars...?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: I dated an astronomy lover for a while. We've not been a couple for a little more than a year, but we're still friends. Emotionally, we've both moved on. . . although she's hinted she'd be open to getting back together (not interested--we make better friends).

While dating, she gave me a telescope for a birthday gift one year. She's an astronomy buff and I think she wanted to give me something we'd both use. Thing is, I'm not that into it, so it's been sitting in my closet this whole time. I know she doesn't have one of her own.

I'm considering giving it back to her, the premise being she'd actually use it. However, I'm afraid it'll hurt her feelings. I suppose I could sell it, but in my mind at least, it seems better to give it to someone who'd use it (her).

Your thoughts?

POLL: Should he give his ex-girlfriend the telescope?
 
73% (344) Yes. She'd appreciate it.
 
26% (122) No. It would hurt her feelings.
466 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

[ read/post comments | 10 of 10 comments ]

POLL: What About Me?!

Friday, December 04, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: I've been dating a very nice man for about four months now. He is honest, loyal and a gentleman. He has three kids (17 to 21) who stay with him on the weekends, when I don't usually hear from him. He also went out of state for the holidays with the kids. I received one phone call that lasted a few minutes. My question is, is it normal that I haven't met his kids yet? I just feel like I'm a girlfriend through the week only. Will he fit me into the rest of his life eventually? P.S. I think it's great he is such a good dad. I also know there is no other woman on the weekend.

POLL: What should this woman do?
 
1% (29) She needs to put her foot down with her man.
 
10% (167) Be patient. He'll come around
 
42% (658) She's only been dating a few weeks! Respect him for being a good dad.
 
43% (664) Be more understanding. His kids are a priority on the weekends. She gets the rest.
 
1% (19) Find a new man. One who can focus full-time on her needs.
1537 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

[ read/post comments | 25 of 25 comments ]

 


 





(C) 2005 Brad J. Guigar. All rights reserved. Use of content or images without the consent of the author is prohibited.

Errors happen...we apologize for the inconvenience.

Dumbrella Hosting has encountered an unexpected error.

We've been notified and will look into it.