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I’ve always hated tattoos. That’s why I put “nobody with tattoos” in my Tinder profile. My now girlfriend either didn’t notice or ignored it. more

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Nobody seems to know how to interact in social situations anymore. Apparently it’s a lost art. more

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She hasn’t had a serious relationship since getting divorced a decade ago. Now, a younger co-worker is flirting with her. She’s conflicted. more

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He’s a feminist, an environmentalist and a passionate advocate for civil rights. It turns out he’s also kind of a shit. more

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His friends all have trips lined up to visit schools this summer, but my slacker son hasn’t lifted a finger. Even worse, he’s actively undermined my attempts to get this project moving. more

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My wife and I know a couple who always give too much information. When the four of us get together, they almost always make some reference to their ooh-la-la sex life. more

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I invited my slovenly boyfriend to my parents’ house for dinner. I also suggested he wear a nice shirt and pants rather than the rags he usually wears. It caused the biggest fight we’ve ever had. more

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What’s appropriate when it comes to cultural appropriation? My dad is missing the point. more

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Recently, I haven't been able to talk to friends or check my phone without finding out about another person I know getting engaged. I'm obviously happy for them, but it feels like my life is moving in a different direction. more

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I do better work than my business rival, but his flair for bullshitting means he gets more recognition than I ever will. more

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I had a lousy childhood and don’t want kids. But my kid-loving girlfriend doesn’t want to continue our relationship if there’s no chance of starting a family of our own. more

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A lot of people can’t wait to get out and start their “real lives,” but I’ve always loved going to school, and the adult world doesn’t look too fun. more

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People who disagree with me about one point or another tell me to “check your privilege.” That’s shorthand for: “Since you’re white and upper-middle-class, your opinions count for less.” more

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I feel snubbed by the young millenials in my office. What’s a Baby Boomer to do? more

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Outwardly my father is charming. But beneath the affable exterior, he’s a heartless creep who was never there for us. Yet I continue to talk with him every few weeks as if he were a normal father. more

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I’m graduating from UW-Madison in the spring without any firm plans for the future, and had planned on moving back in with my parents for a while. Imagine my surprise when I visited one day to find my room converted to storage space. more

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He’s your classic strong, silent type, projecting toughness and a bit of mystery. There’s one exception — the bedroom. more

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I’ve been part of a wonderful circle of friends ever since my kids were little. We all live in the same Madison neighborhood and have children roughly the same age. It was an idyllic situation for me — until a new couple intruded on our happy group. more

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Until now, I’ve suffered in silence. But I’m considering my options in this #metoo moment. What can I do differently to reclaim my self-respect? more

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My husband started a new job about a year ago and formed a close bond with a female coworker. I was jealous, but I didn’t say anything because the friendship seemed harmless — at first. more

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You can go home again! Just be prepared. Our advice columnist offers sneaky strategies for a stress-free holiday. more

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Texan threatened by request to take off his boots in the house. more

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Tell All: “Ugly Benny” needs to adjust attitude, not looks, to find happiness. more

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Woman’s lying husband is ruining her life. more

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Bathroom follies: What’s so bad about a bill that would divide kids by biological sex? more

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Man wants to date attractive, single soccer mom, but she transforms from Dr. Jekyll into Ms. Hyde at games. more

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Scott Walker foe can’t help but feel sorry for him over his sudden fall from grace. more

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Angry son asks how he can forgive the man who walked out on his mother. more

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A woman writes that her husband is threatened by Addyi, aka the “female Viagra.” more

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An east-sider is frustrated with friends’ smug support of presidential candidate and spoiler Bernie Sanders. more

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Tell All: A mother dreads empty-nest syndrome as daughter leaves for college. more

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Should woman galled by her ex-husband’s cheating ways tell friends about her ex-husband’s Ashley Madison account? more

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Man looking to settle down wants nothing to do with women with kids. more

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Presidential debate puts strain on father-son relationship. more

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Even though the Boy Scouts have dropped the ban on gays, Gov. Scott Walker still supports it. A father wants to know if he should let his son join. more

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In light of UW prof Sara Goldrick-Rabs’ recent tweets criticizing the UW and comparing Scott Walker to Hitler, Tell All sets some rules of the road for social media. more

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Graduate’s parents miffed over rude, deadbeat friends more

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Scott Walker’s developing a reputation as a braggart, and his use of the royal “we” seems to confirm that. more

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A reader is worried about his friend’s near-constant sexual activity with strangers. more

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A gay reader thinks straight friends are going overboard celebrating same-sex marriage, stealing the spotlight from gay community. more

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