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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

Over-involved parents; Makeup-free first date

February 27, 2020

Hi Mary Jo,

I am a high school teacher, and I want to know how I deal with parents who are so involved with their child’s education that they’re hindering their child’s ability to grow by making mistakes?

Hi Mary Jo,

Is it okay to not wear make up on a first date? Because a lot of people love to go all out to wow their date.  


Date or a hangout? Getting my teen daughter to cooperate?

February 20, 2020

Hi Mary Jo,

I am currently single and using dating apps. Often when a woman and I match, I’ll think the girl and I are just hanging out and she’ll think we’re dating. What’s the difference between dating and just hanging out?

Hi Mary Jo,

How do I get my teenage daughter to be more cooperative?


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?


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