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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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His Take: “Am I More Than Just His FWB?”

His Take questions are answered by our panel of smart, opinionated, and funny dudes. This summer I had a “fling” with an awesome guy I met who lived in the same complex as me. At the beginning we both said we weren’t looking for anything serious, as we both were out of somewhat recent relationships [...]

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In a Dear Abby column this week, a LW writes: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn't last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring. We remain close friends, however, and hang out at least once a week. I have been dating another guy for a couple of years, [...]

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I am a 24-year-old girl who started having an affair with her boss in May of 2013. It was just ok in the beginning. He was a sugar daddy, per se, and I expected a lot from him, and my expectations were not met. Or they were met too late. It put a strain on [...]

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My boyfriend of 2.5 years just proposed to me. It was great, and I was on cloud nine. Our relationship didn’t have the smoothest start. He was very back and forth in the beginning, but we are truly best friends, with more love for each other than I could ever explain. So naturally, when he [...]

in Columns, Ex-Files
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My ex boyfriend and I have been broken up for about five months. He and I were together for a little over a year and spent most of that year living together. I ended the relationship over something stupid and I still regret that decision. He now has a girlfriend that he has been seeing [...]

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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 a guy [...]

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Your Turn: “He Can’t Afford to Take Me Out”

I'm 21 and in a relationship with my loving 22-year-old boyfriend. He's a very good guy and he completely understands me, so in general we are very happy together. He's so good, in fact, that I'm worried that I'll never find another guy like him so I'm scared of losing him. However, he's financially stressed [...]

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“He Got Me Pregnant and Then Dumped Me”

I've had this (male) best friend, "Jim," for the last 20 years. Since we were both 15 we have known that we have loved each other. The problem was, we were never in the same state or single at the same time. We are both 27 now. This past May, he and I took a [...]

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“I Found Sexts on My Wife’s Phone!”

Recently I found on my wife's phone inappropriate text messages to her ex-manager/friend that consisted of sexually explicit content. While it was not directed toward him in a sexual manner, it did consist of sexual banter. While she says it was them "joking," I feel it was sexting--simply for the fact that the texts were [...]

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I've been in a relationship with a woman for nine years. I'm 60 and she's 34. She's always had to try to make sure her parents didn't find out about us and she feels guilty as she's usually very honest. I've been living 50 miles away and she is in a rented accommodation, or was [...]

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From the forums: I am a bisexual woman in California married to an amazing man and we are expecting our first child early next year. His father passed away when he was young and he has no siblings, so that leaves only his mother in his immediate family. I don't like this woman for a [...]

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Earlier this year a college friend I'd recently reconnected with asked me to be in her wedding party. I live in Chicago, but the wedding is in a different part of the country over Memorial Day weekend, 2015. I happily said "yes!" as long as she was okay with me possibly not making it to [...]

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Weekly Forum Highlights

This week in the forums, we're discussing: What do you do after work? Should I tell him to move out? Relationship Milestones Fiscally Irresponsible Friend Bags for work Can exes be friends? Conventional Relationship to LDR not working out Have trouble being grateful 30 min cardio recommendations? Am I my own worst enemy? Sex pet [...]

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I'm 29 and, after over a decade of dating, I've found the man I'm meant to be with. We have a supportive, loving, honest relationship that's full of laughter and respect. For me, Brandon is truly the kind of person you encourage your readers to be with. He cares about things because I care about [...]

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