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30 Most Popular Dear Wendy Posts of 2013

As 2013 winds to a close, I thought this would be a good time to take a look back at the posts and columns that created the most buzz. Here are the 30 most popular posts of the year — the columns that attracted the most traffic, linkbacks, Facebook likes, and marriage proposals. This should keep you occupied for at least a little bit over the next week or two while posting is light around here during the holidays. I bet you just might find one or two things you haven’t read before. Unless your name is Addie Pray and you read every word posted on this site, no matter what.

1. “I Haven’t Had Sex in Four Years!”

2. “My Lesbian Girlfriend Is Jealous of Me”

3. “My Wealthy Family Won’t Approve of My Poor Boyfriend”

4. Your Turn: “My Boyfriend’s Brother Tried to Sleep With Me!”

5. “My Fiancé’s Mother Still Pays His Bills”

6. Your Turn: “My Facebook Fiancé Unfriended Me”

7. “Help Me Solve My Flippin’ Quarter-Life Crisis!”

8. “My Father is Homeless, But My Husband Won’t Let Him Move in With Us”

9. “My Online Gaming Boyfriend doesn’t Want to Label Our Relationship”

10. Shortcuts: “Am I Stupid for Being My Ex’s Secretary?”

11. “My Boyfriend Slept With a Prostitute and the Condom Broke”

12. “She Wants to Bring a Baby to Our Wedding”

13. Your Turn: “My Hot Wife Refuses to Dress Sexy”

14. “He Told His Co-Workers That I’m His Hooker”

15. “I Can’t Stand My New Husband”

16. Shortcuts: “I Regret Moving in With My Boyfriend”

17. “I Don’t Want My Kids Anywhere Near My Mother-in-Law!”

18. <“My Friend in a Wheelchair Gives Me the Creeps”

19. “My Friends Are Already Bailing on My Non-Traditional Wedding Celebration”

20. “My Brother Blames My Sister For Her Divorce”

21. “My Boyfriend Says I’m High-Maintenance and Ungrateful”

22. “My Husband Dismisses My Feminist Beliefs”

23. “He Wants Me To Take His Name, But I Want to Keep Mine”

24. “My Parents Give My Sister Thousands of Dollars While I Get Nothing”

25. “My Boyfriend Was Not Invited to the Wedding!”

26. “I’m Married, But I’m Heartbroken Over My MIA Boyfriend”

27. “I Cheated on My Boyfriend with His Best Friend”

28. “I’m Almost 30 and in Love with a Teenager”

29. “My Husband Flirted With Another Woman at His High School Reunion”

30. “I’m in Love with My Married Boss”

84 comments… add one
  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 12:42 pm

    Boom! Best new post ever, Wendy.

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 12:48 pm

    I’m not Addie Pray, but I’m pretty sure I’ve read all these!

    Do I remember them all specifically, though? Not so much. I’m not sure I’m ready to delve into all the comments again, haha… Sometimes I hate reading my past-self comments! And sometimes I get riled up all over again re-encountering a heated DW argument/debate!

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 2:15 pm

      You could be Addie Pray if you put your heart and soul into it. Here are things you can do to start off:

      1. Take your pants off.
      2. Pour yourself a glass of wine.
      3. Turn on Sister Wives.
      4. Open laptop and log into work so you can finish the work you did not finish on account of you having spent all day on Dear Wendy.
      5. But first real quick see if there are any new comments to read on Dear Wendy.
      6. Write something stupid on Dear Wendy but you have to put “HEY YOU GUYZZZZ” on it because you need more more and more attention and that works a little bit.
      7. Insult people for their choices that in no way reflects poorly on their character except that it does – e.g. white wine drinkers and cat lovers.
      8. Talk about your puppies!
      9. Talk about how you want a boyfriend.
      10. Plan to start a new diet on Monday.

      (I dunno I’m day drinking/this may be the lamest comment of mine ever)

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:06 pm

        I’m with you on the pantsless wine drinking and endless DWing for sure. HEY YOU GUYZZZZ. WHITE WINE IS STUPID JUST LIKE EVERYONE WHO DRINKS IT!! I want a boyfriend who farts on my head! HEY GUYZ. HEY. Did you hear the joke about the toilet? Never mind, it’s too dirty. ZING! I pooped 3 times today.

        (How’d I do?)

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 4:08 pm

        that was pretty good. i’m strangely turned on by you right now.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:11 pm

        Wait, wait! I got more.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:11 pm

        I gotta fill up the side bar!

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:11 pm

        HEY YOU GUYZZZ. What’s up with that new word cloud over there? —–>

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:12 pm

        CAN’T HANDLE CHANGE ON DW!!

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:12 pm

        Except, wait, I totally can. LOVE YOU WENDY!

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:12 pm

        Remember that time I kissed Jackson? I <3 babies and puppies and I want to kiss all their faces all the time!

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:13 pm

        (too much?)

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 4:13 pm

        oh my god, i’m so replaceable.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 4:14 pm

        go on. share some deep thoughts.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:14 pm

        NEVER. <3 you!!

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle December 19, 2013, 4:15 pm

        OMG this is too hilarious.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:33 pm

        My deep thoughts at the moment: DW has been edge-of-my-seat exciting this week. SO glad I’m on winter break so I don’t miss a beat!

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 19, 2013, 4:34 pm

        Also, I’m going out tonight for tacos and booze. I’m going to get introduced to a guy who has a crush on my friend, but she has a boyfriend and doesn’t like him “that way,” so I’m going to make him feel better about her unavailability. Eh? Eh?

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle December 19, 2013, 4:52 pm

        Go for it Cats!!!!

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 6:22 pm

        Go get that boy, AP! I mean Cats. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

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        lets_be_honest December 19, 2013, 4:11 pm

        Like the time Seinfeld met his female version?

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        lemongrass December 19, 2013, 4:48 pm

        But white wine is delish! But only really dry stuff like Pinot Grigio. I’m in my 20’s, can you tell?

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 6:31 pm

        no you are wrong. that’s a wrong opinion.

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy December 19, 2013, 6:32 pm

        I like both white wine and cats.
        Can I redeem myself by saying I also love red wine and dogs?

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      • othy

        othy December 19, 2013, 8:43 pm

        Yes. While I like white wine, cats, and dogs, I have to say I’m not a huge fan of red wine. But if the choice is red wine or nothing, it’s red wine all the way.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 10:49 pm

        I’ll take that one under advisement and get back to you.

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        shanshantastic December 20, 2013, 8:53 am

        I think this was your best comment ever. We all need a primer on how to AP.

        Except I’m apparently the anti-AP because I love white wine and cats…but I love dogs too and not wearing pants so are we even?

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    Carol December 19, 2013, 2:56 pm

    I made the top 30 list! I’m not quite sure how to take that. Except that as a sign I probably need to do an update eventually. Seriously posting about my situation was both healing and terrifying. It’s amazing how personally you can take comments on the internet from people you don’t know. But many of the comments were spot on and helped me refocus on what was really important.

    And since I’ve also read every single one on the list, one of New Year’s resolutions will be to try and comment more and not just lurk.

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      SasLinna December 19, 2013, 3:24 pm

      Please delurk. And now tell us which LW you were! 🙂

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 3:31 pm

      welcome, carol! just tell me which one you were and your secret will be safe with me. just whisper it me, come on

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        Carol December 19, 2013, 7:10 pm

        Completely and totally confidential. I know! I wrote the one about my sister and brother and a situation that happened over the summer with our family. What is kind of funny to me is I forgot what Wendy titled it and ended up clicking on the link thinking ‘I’m not sure if I’ve seen this’….

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 20, 2013, 7:59 am

        Oh I remember that one – I need to find it and go read it.

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    • Stonegypsy

      Stonegypsy December 19, 2013, 6:31 pm

      I’m so curious now! Which one were you?
      Yeah, okay, you don’t have to tell. But do anyway?

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        Carol December 19, 2013, 7:18 pm

        I wrote in about my sister and brother and her divorce. A couple of months ago maybe? Having never posted before I was a little unprepared to comment in that thread. But read every comment and some really helped.

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy December 19, 2013, 7:50 pm

        Oh man, I remember that! How is your sister doing? That was such a crappy situation 🙁

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        Carol December 19, 2013, 9:28 pm

        She’s better. We are all working our way toward healthy again.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 20, 2013, 12:41 am

        OOOH, that was a doozy.

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  • Roxy_84

    Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 3:52 pm

    None of these are Ramona the pantsless drunky, are they? 🙁

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 3:59 pm

      frankly they all should be. to hell with everyone else. TEAM RTPD

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 4:23 pm

        Roxy…just promise me when we’re married that you won’t become RTPD

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:25 pm

        I’ll probably be often pantsless and occasionally drunk, but I promise to steer clear of Ramona’s other major character traits.

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      SasLinna December 19, 2013, 4:28 pm

      I suspect Ramona the pantless drunk was back in 2012.

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:29 pm

        That explains it. Time flies!

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        lets_be_honest December 19, 2013, 4:30 pm

        Where does the time go, Sas?

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      • Portia

        Portia December 19, 2013, 4:56 pm

        Time does fly, I was wondering if mine was there and it was also from 2012…

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    • Dear Wendy

      Wendy December 19, 2013, 4:47 pm

      Ramona is so 2012 not 2013!

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:51 pm

        Ramona is always and forever

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 5:25 pm

        She’s timeless.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 6:32 pm

        Wendy can you write that LW and ask her for an update about Ramona?

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  • mrmidtwenties

    mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Haha, well I can say I would certainly not oppose those two things, and I will often be pantsless and occasionally drunk…also I like talking on two different threads

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    • Roxy_84

      Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:31 pm

      This is why we work so well. Haha I am also getting a kick out of having two separate conversations

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 4:33 pm

        Major props on that triple innuendo over there, that is mad skill… we almost owned the side bar in two different threads until a certain Sas ruined it

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        lets_be_honest December 19, 2013, 4:34 pm

        Fo real. That was impressive. Sorry for stalking your sexfest.

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:38 pm

        Oh we don’t mind at all 😉

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:37 pm

        There’s more where that came from 😉

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 4:40 pm

        Roxy…if we wrote a relationship letter, think it could make top 10 for 2014?

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:50 pm

        Totally, but what would be our problem?? We have no problems. Oh I know, it would be like “my fiance likes dogs and I like cats” or something, and then we would bury the lede that we’ve never met.

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 4:54 pm

        Dear Wendy, my fiance and I are both semi-active to active commentors on a relationship advice website, sometimes we have long tangents where no one else participates but us and sometimes they contain large amounts of sexual innuendo, how do we find out if people are entertained by said tangents or mildly creeped out?

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:59 pm

        Suspected answer: both

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 5:03 pm

        I’m going both, it’s generally what I’m aiming for. A few laughs and just a tid bit of queasiness

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 5:05 pm

        Agreed. Good comedy sometimes makes one a little uncomfortable, right??

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      • othy

        othy December 19, 2013, 8:47 pm

        I’d say both. And slightly jealous.

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 5:11 pm

        Haha, I like to think so… but no one is offering their support…guys? you like us right? this is true love happening before your eyes

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 5:13 pm

        They’re just all too overwhelmed to say anything

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 5:15 pm

        I can’t blame them, our special love is overwhelming…it must radiate off of us

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 5:20 pm

        Totally. Everyone is stunned by the brilliant glow

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 5:25 pm

        Ok guys… enough is enough….back us up here…we don’t want to have to start crossing names off the wedding invite list…

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      • Roxy_84

        Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 5:33 pm

        *crickets* 🙁

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 5:40 pm

        Well none of you were invited anyway :p You guys will just never understand the specialness of our special love

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 20, 2013, 7:00 am

        Oh I support your special love. Wasn’t I the match maker??

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  • mrmidtwenties

    mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 4:35 pm

    LBH… if you’re a brunette, you could join and it would be a Neapolitan situation 😉

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    • Roxy_84

      Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 4:40 pm

      Well played, sir

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        lets_be_honest December 19, 2013, 4:42 pm

        I’m just not witty or fun enough to be a part of this.

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    SisiSodaPop December 19, 2013, 5:23 pm

    Bet there’s tons of people who read every word ou write, Wendy. I know I do, lol 🙂
    Happy Holidays to you, Drew, and Jackson.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Wendy December 19, 2013, 5:29 pm

      Aw, shucks. Happy holidays to you, too.

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  • katie

    katie December 19, 2013, 5:38 pm

    haha, ap, cats, mrmid and roxy- you guys just made my day. ahhhh amazing

    anyway, i just re-read the first one, that was the std-shaming letter (such a good one!) and ive decided i am going to have to go through these like a box of fancy chocolates. which is, very slowly so you appreciate each one.

    i know what im doing next week over vacation!

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    • Roxy_84

      Roxy_84 December 19, 2013, 5:43 pm

      One endorsement! We’ll take it!

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties December 19, 2013, 5:48 pm

        Good enough for me…obviously everyone loves us

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      • katie

        katie December 19, 2013, 6:15 pm

        you notice how i did “mrmid and roxy” and not “mrmid, roxy, ” ??? ehhh, ehh? this is me accepting and supporting your relationship.

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle December 19, 2013, 6:28 pm

        Everyone just feels too awkward to jump in & turn this into an orgy 😉 But I support you!

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 19, 2013, 6:30 pm

        we should drink every time you support an orgy

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow December 20, 2013, 12:43 am

        If we had played the DW drinking game this week, I bet we all would have died of alcohol poisoning.

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  • Stonegypsy

    Stonegypsy December 19, 2013, 6:35 pm

    I have done nothing at work all day except for refresh and comment on DW. It’s getting a little ridiculous.

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    • othy

      othy December 19, 2013, 8:49 pm

      My boss sent us home at 1 today ‘because of the storm’, which stopped pretty much as soon as I got home. But, I can’t complain. Means more guilt free DW time 🙂

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