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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

Valentine's Day gift for male friend; Asking for something special

February 13, 2020

Hi Mary Jo,

Valentine’s Day is next week, and I have a male friend. Can I buy him a gift? He does have a girlfriend.

Hi Mary Jo,

I am married to a wonderful sweetheart and Valentine’s Day is coming up. I want something special that day.  He says he gives me sweet things every day. Am I being too greedy to want something special on Valentine’s Day?


Dating at 46; Keeping the spark from fading

February 06, 2020

Hey Mary Jo,

I am 46 and dating. How much space is too much space in the beginning when meeting someone new? Do you wait a week for them to follow up or date 5 people to find consistency? Help! 

Hi Mary Jo,

Whenever I am talking to someone, there is a spark and then it fades away. How can I prevent this from happening?


What to say on a first date; Communicating during a couple conflict

January 30, 2020

Hi Mary Jo,

What should and shouldn’t I say on a first date?


Hi Mary Jo,

How do I communicate most effectively with my husband during a couple conflict?


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?


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