Dear Minerva,

I lost a family member a couple of months ago and I live out of state. The family didn't have a funeral after she died, but had been planning a get-together for everyone in her memory. The date has been set but due to my schedule, I can't attend as it is set now.…

DECORATE IT!

DEAR MINERVA.

I have always been into body art and I have been saving up for a tattoo for a long time. I have consulted with different people over the years and I have a good idea of what I want.…

Dear Minerva,

I feel alone every night. I've thought about killing myself more times than I can count. I'm alive because of my children.…

Dear Minerva,

What am I doing with my life? I keep finding myself in these situations with men who are unattainable. We connect in some way.…

Dear Minerva,

My job recently hired a man for a very necessary position within the organization. He seems great and is really pleasant to be around. He doesn't know this, but I happen to know about him a little bit already.…

Dear Minerva,

I am writing to you today to get some advice on what to do about wigs. I love your hair and now that I am facing losing mine due to medical reasons, I thought maybe you could give me some suggestions on what to do so I can stay comfortable and look great too. What does Boise have to offer?

Dear Minerva,

I am a plus-sized person and I see all of these diets that seem to make great differences for people. It seems like every other person I see on social media is on the keto diet. For every one of those people there is someone making fun of it or any number of other diets.…

Dear Minerva,

I love where I work but I have been wanting a change. I now have this great opportunity to start a job with a similar sort of company but different enough to be desirable to me. I have nothing to complain about at my current job and I love my coworkers, but I need a change. How do I know if this is the right choice to leave?

DEAR MAMA MINERVA,

I'm trying to decide if Boise is right for me. I have opportunity to leave but feel torn. Boise has some policies that I just have trouble stomaching. What made you stay versus finding opportunities elsewhere?

DEAR MINERVA,

I'm a 26-year-old transgender man in the middle of my transition while going to college. I'm torn over maintaining a relationship with most of my family. The last time we all got together, they said some hurtful things behind my back and it's gotten to me since then.…

DEAR MINERVA,

It seems to me recently that there are no stars left who aren't getting criticized for something that they have been accused of doing, saying, or supporting. I can't even watch old movies without being disappointed in how backward things were. I feel too informed and too pissed off to relax.…

Dear Minerva,

Thank you for your advice in "Friend or Faux Pas" (1/23/19). Especially the parting thought. It was thoughtful and maybe I could be more so.…

Dear Minerva,

I cut my mom out of my life because she was toxic. Many family members tell me that I should make peace with her, that it's my mom. So I tried and it has just gotten worse.…

Dear Minerva,

My boyfriend and I started our relationship talking freely about our sexual past. I experienced jealousy at times, but maintained that I'd rather speak frankly with one another. A few months ago I mentioned something about an ex's size that made him uncomfortable.…

DEAR MINERVA,

I'm expecting a baby in May. We decided not to find out the sex of the baby. We are stuck between names. We have "Paxton" or "Callum" with the middle name "Jamison" for a boy.…

Dear Minerva,

I was very happy for a long time. Then things fell apart. My boyfriend and I broke up.…

DEAR MINERVA,

I am a gay man who had a lot of fun in my 20s. Now that I am 30, which so many people consider "gay dead," I don't know what to do. How do I deal with life after 30?

Miss Minerva,

I'm blessed with a broad circle of friends, including my inner circle: kind, compassionate people who know me intimately. I occasionally host parties for which I try to curate the right group of people. Sometimes these parties are larger affairs for the broader circle.…

DEAR MINERVA,

I have had the pleasure of catching a few shows where you were doing stand-up comedy and I was wondering what you think of the whole Kevin Hart thing. My friends and I all have different opinions about it and I thought maybe you could give me some perspective.

-Sincerely, Curious in !A

Dear Minerva,

My husband and I just bought a beautiful home here in Boise and we are over-the-moon about settling in. We are an "odd couple" and have different tastes in almost everything. We haven't started digging deep into the decorating process yet, but I am already worried about the clash of wills.…

Dear Minerva,

I have never had a close family. My parents didn't get along well with their families and because of that, I was pretty much isolated from my extended family from a young age. I have five siblings, two of which are dead.…

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Dear Minerva,

I've always intimidated other women. I've always known what I want and I've gone out and done it. I'm well-educated, successful in my field and proud of my family.…

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