Topic: Human relationships
Is it moral for a woman to have a child on her own through in vitro fertilization using donor sperm if one knows that fertility doesn’t last forever, one is reaching the age, no potential lover is known and yet the experience of motherhood and having a family is her most important value?
Is it wrong to compromise one’s beliefs in order to keep a romantic partner who wants to break up?
I have friends that share my atheisms and friends who are devoutly religious. Both share my great value: the pursuit of moral perfection. Is this consistent with Objectivism?
Is it moral for me as a parent to break ties with my adult child who refuses to behave respectfully and ultimately maintains an opposite philosophy to my own, resulting in ongoing, extreme conflict?
How would you handle a situation in which your daughter wants to marry a man who is not right for her?
A friend and I agreed on a financial transaction after listing the relevant factors. Years later he discovered that both of us had forgotten a relevant factor, and he is right about that. He was actually owed more money from me and now he wants it. Do I have to pay it?
What would Objectivism advise with regard to dealing with guilt and pity for a spouse who regularly uses threats of harming herself or suicide whenever the topic of divorce is suggested. I care for my wife’s welfare, but can no longer love her romantically?
I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin and this leads to low self-esteem. I want to be found desirable. What should I do?