About John Simpson, GoLocalProv.com

John is a middle-aged family man from Providence. If you learn from your mistakes, he’s brilliant. His column runs regularly on GoLocalProv.com.

Dear John: Agreeing To Marry – Disagreeing About Sex

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Mismatched sex drives, a picky eater, and family get-togethers. John fields the questions you ask.

Dear John: Is Thirteen Too Young For Sexy Underwear?

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A step-dad’s dilemma, a guy who’s never tried sex toys and thoughts on dating a co-worker. Dear John tackles them all.

Dear John: Quit Trying To Set Me Up

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Dear John, Work-related question for you. I am in my late twenties and work in a small office…

Dear John: My Father-In-Law Is Trying To Date My Friends

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A complicated relationship with an in-law, a non-college bound son and an awkward encounter. John fields the questions you ask. — Dear John, I am a woman in my 40s. Happily married, but my relationship with my father-in-law is cordial at best. He’s divorced and fancies himself, I suspect, to be something of a gift […]

Dear John: She Wants Him All to Herself

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Girlfriend wants an exclusive relationship? Son away at college? Don’t want to hire a friend? Dear John gives some advice.

Dear John: My Wife Is Obsessed With Photos Of Her First Wedding

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Dear John looks at all stages of relationships — unrequited love, about to be married, married but questioning. And John has advice for all.

Dear John: He May Not Like His Ex, But His Mom Still Does

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A mom who still likes the ex-daughter-in-law, a girlfriend who bakes, and a mom whose kids want pet chickens—Dear John answers them all.

Dear John: Another Dad Gave My Son ‘The Talk’ Before I Could

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Advice from Dear John on the difficult conversations — from sex and porn to confronting a boyfriend who drinks too much.

Dear John: I Can’t Share My Mouth With Her Dog

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  A slobbering dog, a homophobic friend, condoms in the laundry. Dear John advises on all. —- This article originally appeared at GoLocalProv.com. Dear John, I have a new girlfriend who has a dog that she loves – and I’m not exaggerating. She is just crazy about this dog. She considers him her best friend. The […]

Dear John: My Husband’s Knitting Is Out Of Control

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An awkward gift-giver, a guy who accidentally killed his fiance’s pet, and waning attraction between a husband and wife.

Dear John: Seeing Baby’s Birth Kills His Sex Drive

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A dad uncomfortable after birth, a “When Harry Met Sally” frustration, and guy who is only infatuated until the other person is.

Dear John: Bad Dad Wants Back Into Their Lives

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A father who left wants back into his daughters’ lives, a once violent boyfriend when he drank, and a foul-mouthed, angry little league father.

Dear John: Another Dad Gave My Son ‘The Talk’ Before I Could

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A missed window for the birds and the bees talk, a boyfriend with a potential drinking problem, and a discovery of a son’s porn collection.

Dear John: Daughter’s Nude Photos Not Welcome in Family Album

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A daughter’s photography choices, a friend who wants credit for an idea, and a boyfriend who lied about a pot pipe.

Dear John: My Boyfriend Overshares Our Intimate Details

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A boyfriend disclosing personal encounters, disciplining someone’s child over a cell phone, and unprofessional prevalence of flip-flops.

Dear John: Ungrateful Birthday Boyfriends

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A boyfriend selling a birthday gift, failing platonic wingmen, and the chance to pitch in for a championship ring.