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“My Neighbors Keep Complaining to Us About Noise”

From the forums: I live in a two-family home (think two-story row houses) in a big city and I'm having some problems with my upstairs neighbors. My boyfriend and I live in the one-bedroom apartment on the first floor, and a family with two children, 5 and 3, live upstairs in a two-bedroom apartment with [...]

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I was raised Catholic and my mother is very religious. I no longer live at home, and over the past couple of years I stopped going to church regularly and now go very infrequently. Every Sunday my mother will ask me if I went to church, and I lie and say yes because of how [...]

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I'm extremely sad over the recent death of a family member, and my boyfriend of five months isn't doing enough to comfort me. As a more extroverted person, I like it when people "make a fuss" and interact with me, even if it is just to say they are sorry. My boyfriend tries to comfort [...]

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Shortcuts: “I’m Falling for a Married Man”

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 a man [...]

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My fiancé, "Rick," is turning 50 years old and we've decided to have a combo wedding/big birthday party. We've rented a local beach house with sand volleyball court and games. We plan to get married outside then move into the birthday celebration for the rest of the night and weekend. Rick has two two brothers [...]

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Jackson’s First Day of School!

The long awaited day finally arrived and Jackson started preschool this morning. It's a Spanish immersion program and he'll be going two mornings a week (and continue seeing his babysitter the other weekday mornings, giving me five whole mornings to work and get stuff done!). This is the best photo I could get of him [...]

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I’m a 58-year-old man, a "WASP," twice-divorced, with five children, and not wealthy. My girlfriend of eight months is 38, twice-divorced, a single mother with a 9-year-old daughter, and the only child of very wealthy Iranian-Jewish parents. Her mom is having an end-of-summer party which I was not invited to. I’ve met her mom and [...]

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Go See “The Quitter,” Opening This Weekend

http://vimeo.com/104128387 My good friend, Bill Gullo, who met Drew back when they were freshmen at Syracuse in like the 1680s is a screenwriter and wrote the screenplay for "The Quitter," a new indie movie opening to a limited release this Friday. When a failed baseball player's ex-girlfriend moves back to the neighborhood with her seven-year-old [...]

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My husband and I have been married two years this coming November and it's been great! We rarely fight about the things most couples fight about (money, sex) and we don't have children to fight over (yet)...but we do fight about his friends. We live two hours from any of my friends or family, and, [...]

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“My Marriage Has Been a 26-Year Prison Sentence”

I am 51 years old, my husband and I will be married 26 years this November, and I have gotten to the point where I can barely even look at him anymore because of all the past pain and anger towards him. Now all I see when I look at him is resentment and, as [...]

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I am 21 years old, I have a 3-year-old girl, and I and am 9 months pregnant. This is an unwanted pregnancy since I never wanted anything to do with the dad (due to his cheating and non-acceptance of my 3-year-old daughter since he's not her father). But I'm having the baby after all. After [...]

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I am a single mother of two children. Their father and I have been divorced for two years. I have been dating a wonderful man for over a year now. We've moved very slowly over the last year to introduce him and my children to each other (we waited six months before the initial introduction [...]

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“My Boyfriend Kicked Me Out at 4 in the Morning!”

I live on the West Coast and my boyfriend lives in the Midwest. We met online in April, meeting in person for the first time in May. He came to see me twice for 10 days and I went to visit him once. We have FaceTimed every night for about 1-2 hours. When I went [...]

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I'm a 20-year-old guy, and, while I think of myself as average looking, I have struggled with confidence in the past. I have used a few escorts (as well as had some sex I didn't pay for). I treated the escorts respectfully and am not a misogynist. I used protection, felt safe before, during and [...]

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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. Today we discuss being [...]

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