Barbara Boehm Miller
Fiction writer and creator of the character, Lola Rolls


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dating at Work

Dear Lola, To be honest, I’m not sure a former sideshow fat lady is the best person to advise me, but I tried submitting my question to Carolyn Hax, and she didn’t publish it. There’s a guy at the office I’d like to date. We’re both at the same job level, so that’s not a […]

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Let’s Talk About Something Else

Dear Lola, For as long as I can remember, my mother and I have been at war over my weight. When I was a kid, she used criticize what and how much I ate and then she would fill the house with snack cakes and cookies. She used to show me the boxes so she […]

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Is It Time

Dear Lola, I’m 31 and would like to get married and have children in the next few years. My boyfriend says he supports that goal, but I don’t see us moving closer to it. He is also on the fence about wanting children. He used to be dead set against it, but changed his mind […]

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Monday, January 6, 2020

What We Love is Beautiful

Dear Lola, When I first started dating my husband, he was in decent shape and a healthy guy. Since we got married five years ago, however, he has been gaining weight steadily and is now about 50 pounds heavier. We would like to start a family, but are having trouble conceiving, which I suspect has […]

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Plus-sized Dating

Dear Lola, A few months ago, one of my friend’s girlfriends, let’s call her Sally, asked if I would be interested in going on a blind date with someone she knew. Since Sally is very good looking and a general catch, I figured her friend would be too. And the blind date, let’s call her […]

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