Dear Chat Daddy, Why can’t Santa Claus bring me a man?

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Dear Chat Daddy,
I really need your help. My husband and I have been married for three years now and we love and respect each other whole-heartedly. He is definitely a great man and provider.

Dear Chat Daddy, I really need your help. My husband and I have been married for three years now, and we love and respect each other wholeheartedly. He is definitely a great man and provider. The problem is every Christmas thus far, he has never given me a gift that I feel I should receive for the holidays. I usually just smile and say thank you and don’t really say how I feel, but of course that is starting to get old. This year, he gave me a vacuum cleaner! I was so hoping for something a bit more personal. Chat Daddy, what should I do? – What’s Up With The Goofy Gifts for Christmas

Dear What’s Up With The Goofy Gifts for Christmas,

Sweetheart, you need to just come out and tell him exactly how you feel, but do it in a loving manner. Do not snap on him. Just simply say to him that while you appreciate his practical gift-giving, you are looking for something that really comes from the heart. Most men are not mind readers. Men are very simple creatures, and if they do not know better, they will not do better. Talk to your man. Always remember that communication is key when it comes to any and all relationships. Here’s to you and your hubby indulging in heart-warming gift giving while enjoying holiday pleasantries in the process. Be encouraged.

Dear Chat Daddy, I am a 37-year-old successful single woman with a huge dilemma on her hands. The holiday season is always a drag for me, and I cannot get into the spirit of things due to loneliness. My last relationship ended two years ago, and I am ready to start dating again because eventually I do plan to get married. Chat Daddy, I really want some companionship this year because it is hard being alone with no one to share all of my holidays with. What can I do to solve my problem? -What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas

Dear What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas, My dear, you are not the only one. So many people share your lament, so don’t feel bad! It is normal to feel this way, especially around the holiday season. I would suggest that you simply learn to do things on your own. You can hang out with your girlfriends and attend some networking events or after-work socials. There are so many ways to meet new people. When you are invited to a party, go. Make yourself available to enjoy you and come across the opportunity of meeting new individuals in the process. Nevertheless, take your time and do not be so anxious. Be grateful that you can utilize this time to really focus on yourself and figure out what it is you exactly want. Here’s to you having a year filled with LOVE! Be encouraged.

Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year filled with hope and change. -Chat Daddy

Art “Chat Daddy” Sims can be reached via e-mail at chatdaddy@chicagodefender.com.

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