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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've been dating this [...]

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I'm 24 and my boyfriend is 25. I've known him for over five years, we've been together for 1 year and 7 months now, and we have a six-month-old son together. My boyfriend is very caring — he loves me a lot and he's loved me since we were just friends. We live together and [...]

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My boyfriend of a year and a half is divorced and he and his ex-wife share no children. It was a mutual separation and they remained somewhat friendly with one another and still live in the same town. From time to time they converse through text and the occasional phone call as they both somewhat [...]

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Morning Quickie: “He Keeps Asking for a Break”

I have been in a relationship with a guy for 10 months now. Four months ago his brother went to jail for protesting against the government. He is still detained. My boyfriend has changed completely since then and it's getting worse. He started off by saying that he doesn't want to be in a relationship [...]

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I'm in a situation where nobody seems to be giving me the right advice. So I hope you can help! My live-in boyfriend and I are a very happy couple. I love him so much and he loves me. We are both at a stage in our careers where we are working a crazy amount [...]

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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 met this amazing [...]

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My husband and I moved from Colorado to my hometown in Ohio, which I will openly admit pretty much sucks. We decided to move here to be close to my mom because we were having our first child. I had a rough pregnancy, and after three miscarriages I wanted to be near family and have [...]

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Birthday Boys

Happy birthday to my boys who turn 44 and 2 1/2 today, respectively. We celebrated with a pancake breakfast at Tom's Diner and later we'll have dinner with Grandpa in the city.

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“I’m Torn Between Two Lovers”

I'm a gay man and I'm torn between two lovers. What do I do? Which one should I choose? Why do we have to choose? Can't we love two people at the same time? As much as we want to love two people at the same time, society doesn't look at it in a positive [...]

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I was seeing this amazing guy for about four months. Everything was great. He told me he had feelings for me and I felt the same way. Then, out of nowhere, he started ignoring my calls and texts. I demanded an answer, and he said that, even though he cares for me and has feelings [...]

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“I’m Afraid of Dating Fatigue”

I'm a 27-year-old woman, and I've never had a relationship (just a few fun one-night stands), but last fall I decided I wanted to pursue dating and I'm starting to worry about dating fatigue. I joined OKCupid and have not had any horror stories so far. I've met six men, three of whom were first [...]

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“My Daughters Found Me Bound and Gagged”

* Warning: the following column may be trigger-y for survivors of physical attacks and domestic crime and abuse. I have had an almost charmed life. I'm 28, happily married, mom of two wonderful daughters. I'm intelligent, outgoing, athletic, very attractive, very competent. In a couple of weeks we are due to attend our annual family [...]

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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 was wondering if [...]

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I'm twenty-five right and have never been on a date. Ever. I grew up in a very traditional family that kept a lot of tabs on me and my movements (I was never very rebellious anyway), and I went to an all-girls' high school and didn't really talk to boys at college. It's only now, [...]

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There is this co-worker who invited me to a gala event some months ago, and I went with her. It was innocent as we are both married and I did not think anything about it. But ever since that night we have been talking a lot and have gone out to happy hour here and [...]

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