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I'm in an LDR with my boyfriend. I go to school in California, and I travel to where he lives in Atlanta as well as to my home in New York. We've been friends for over a year and have been dating for five months. While at first we seemed to make it work, the [...]

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From the forums: I've been in a relationship for just over five years with the most amazing woman I have ever met. We are madly in love, but she has been offered a job in another state and she wants me to come live with her. My dilemma is that I have joint custody of [...]

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My boyfriend and I have been together for five years and are very serious. We've always seen ourselves as a married couple, but it's hard to define that to others. He has a son, nine years old, who lives with us. The child has been invited to a kid/parent Halloween party for his soccer team. [...]

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I am a 48-year-old independent woman who has thrown caution to the wind and lived in different locations and had different careers in the past 20 years. Well, a year and a half ago, I finally had some clarity about where my life was going and where I was meant to be. I moved back [...]

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Updates: “Complicated Communicator” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from "Complicated Communicator" who wrote in way back in June of 2011 in what became one of the most popular columns [...]

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My sister-in-law has never really liked me. I have been married to her brother for three years and together with him for eight, so you would think she would get over herself by now. She is divorced with two children. She has been very hot and cold with us over the last eight years, and [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

Hey, look! It's the first snow of the season here in NYC, and it's not even Halloween. But it will be next week, and then after that it's like a blink of an eye and it's Thanksgiving and then Hanukkah and Christmas and New Year's, oh my. Fine by me, really. I'll be glad to [...]

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It’s time again for Shortcuts. For every question, I’ll give my advice in just a few sentences because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great that being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. I recently got into [...]

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I've been single for two years now. My last relationship was long-term but was not heading anywhere, and, since I wanted to move forward, I ended it. It was very hard and, admittedly, I built quite a wall up around myself after that. I couldn't imagine letting anyone "in" again anytime soon. So I have [...]

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“I Lied to My Boyfriend About My Abortion”

I'm a junior in high school, and I got pregnant recently by my current boyfriend. We found out about three weeks ago. What I didn't tell my boyfriend is that I had an abortion just a few days ago. He and his family begged me not to go through with it and, though I didn't [...]

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George Clooney's new wife, Amal Alamuddin, who is an accomplished woman in her mid-30s, took his last name when they married and some people were all, "Woah." HuffPo even posted a poll this week asking readers what they really thought about women taking their husband's name when they married. I thought it would be interesting [...]

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“My Boyfriend Lies About Past Relationships”

Two years ago I began dating a man with whom I get on extremely well. We took the relationship slowly even though we really liked each other from the start. He has a grown child from a relationship, and I have two teenagers still at home. We introduced each other to our children after six [...]

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I have known my boyfriend for three or four years now, and we’ve been dating for a year and a half. We moved in together a year ago for a few reasons: we really loved each other; I was having trouble with a roommate; and he was about to get divorced. I did become involved [...]

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I’ve been with my boyfriend for over two years now, and we've been happily living together for almost that long. He has been complaining about his job and colleagues for a few months now, though, and has been talking about finding a new job. He might have found one, over 200 miles away, and he [...]

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Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you: Continuing our discussion about how the costs of weddings and engagement rings predict marriage success, more statistic that claim to predict whether a couple will stay hitched: "The Divorce-Proof Marriage: Your income, how long you dated, and how many people attend your [...]

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