Welcome Mats and Doormats — Which One Are You?

Q: I have been seeing Rebound Boy (I just recently got out of a year-long, supposedly forever relationship) for about two months. He is nice, has a cool, laid-back attitude, and is fun and easy to be around. Add fulfilling sex to the mix, and we have a great combo. The first thing is, I am not physically attracted to him. He resembles Beaker from “The Muppets.”

Choking on Dinner Conversation

Q: After seriously dating my boyfriend for six months, I recently took several leaps forward in my relationship and moved in with him and his 9-year-old son. Everything seems fine, but something happened at dinner the other evening that summoned a “red flag.” His son mentioned that my boyfriend’s ex-wife had gotten engaged. My normally passive, calm boyfriend went several shades of ... purple? ...