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Mary Jo's Ask Mary Jo segment is hosted on KRIV Fox 26 every week. Below you will find some of the questions about intimacy, relationships, body image, and emotional wellness that she has answered on air.

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Ask Mary Jo Archive

Coping with guilt after suicide & helping family with an alcoholic issue

January 16, 2020

Hi Mary Jo,

How does a parent deal with the guilt of not being able to save their child from suicide or suicidal thoughts? 


Hi Mary Jo,

How do you deal with a family member who has an alcoholic issue?


Dating successfully & attending events alone

January 09, 2020

Hi Mary Jo,

When you think you’ve found the right person, how do you date them successfully?


Hi Mary Jo,

How do I go about feeling less awkward or anxious attending parties or events alone while others are attending as couples?


Characteristics of romantic love & fully committing to someone

December 12, 2019

Hey Mary Jo,

When dating, it takes me a while to develop feelings in a romantic way, so how do you tell if something is going to be platonic or has the potential to be more romantic in nature earlier for me specifically? 


Hi Mary Jo,

Is there a specific time that you know you should fully commit yourself to someone? Is it months, years? I really need to know.


Concern for grandkids & next steps in online dating

December 05, 2019

Hi Mary Jo,

I have two grandchildren I have concerns for. How do I express my concerns to their parents without coming across as too harsh?

Hi Mary Jo,

When do you give your personal phone number on a dating app and then from a dating app to texting?


Finances after marriage & compassion fatigue

November 14, 2019

Hi Mary Jo,

In a marriage, are the finances split or are they together? What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours?

Hi Mary Jo,

I work at the hospital with critical patients. How do I cope better when things aren’t going well with them, so I don’t get depressed?

Thank you,


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