Q: I was recently introduced to a single man at a party and we hit it off. We have a lot in common and he has a great sense of humor.
There is one thing that gives me pause, however. He's a gynecologist. I'm probably just imagining things, but would that affect our sex life?
And because his job involves only women, would he be more prone to having affairs?
Steve: My God, woman, he's a doctor. Even if he did have affairs, you could score a nice divorce settlement.
As for your sex life, he probably has an excellent understanding of female mechanics, but sex is 10 percent mechanics and 90 percent mental. Thus, his occupation has little bearing and you needn't be worried about it.
Mia: Not that I've had sex with a bunch of M.D.s, but I'd imagine that this doc's sexual prowess has little to do with his specialization (surely some urologists are good in the sack, and some anesthesiologists are terrible, right?) - or his propensity to cheat.
Q: My husband and I are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. As we face our first big election as a married couple, I'm fearing the next several weeks.
I'd like to make it into November without too many fights, or a draft of a separation agreement. Any advice?
Mia: Unless you can discuss politics without taking it personally (which it seems like you can't), when you're together, avoid the subject.
Avoid MSNBC. Avoid Fox News. Avoid all of it.
You might not respect each other's parties, but you must respect each other's feelings.
Oh, and, on and after election night, agree not to gloat - or sulk.
Steve: Plenty of Republican-Democrat marriages work out fine. And Mia's right, it's easiest when you avoid the topic or joke about it.