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The following essay is a guest post written by my friend, Emily Morris, whose previous guest essays can also be read here and here. It’s been annoying lately seeing various starlets and famous women going (seemingly) out of their way to announce that they aren’t feminists, how they have a problem with “the word," or [...]

in Columns, feminism, Getting Personal

Hello Wendy! I came across your website while Googling if it's normal to feel sick after inhaling helium... just in case you were wondering and have lost your common sense, yes it is! Anyway, I read through some of your columns and decided to share my problem: I'm in love. I'm 20, and I've heard [...]

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Let’s Talk Open Relationships

While I was in Chicago last weekend, I caught up with a friend I hadn't seen in a year or two. We talked about the usual — work, family, pets, our hair, and our love lives (although as an old married, there's not much for me to catch people up on — still married, still [...]

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I have been in a wonderful relationship for almost two years now. Paul is the best man I have ever met in my life. I am 49 and he is 50. Since we met, we have had a long distant relationship as my work takes me all over the country for extended periods of time. [...]

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I recently got engaged to my boyfriend of eight years. We started dating freshman year of college when, at the time, he had just broken up senior year with his HS girlfriend, whom he also claimed was his best friend. They had broken up with the mutual agreement that they were both going off to [...]

in Columns, Ex-Files

Five Years of Marriage!

Five years ago today Drew legally signed up for a lifetime of my bullshit. So far, he's hanging in there. He even told me that the years have flown by, and I agree. I feel very lucky that we found each other and that we took a risk on long-distance love and that I moved [...]

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From the forums: I have been with my husband for about four years, and we've been married for about a year now. It was apparent very early in our dating that his father is quite a character. He is able to make a good living at his job, but he wastes all of his money [...]

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I met a guy online over the summer. We had three PG dates and had a really great time together. We went away for a weekend on our fourth date, and he asked me to be his girlfriend that weekend. Four weeks later, after lots of relationship talk and his being super keen, he called [...]

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I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half now. I'm 20 and he's 40. My family doesn't approve because of his age. My whole family hasn't been together in forever and we finally had the opportunity to get everyone together for a family reunion in Brazil this past weekend. My boyfriend [...]

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“He Dumped Me Before Our First Date”

I went to my aunt's funeral last week and ran into a guy I hadn't seen since high school, 26 years ago. We talked for a minute, and he asked me to lunch so we could catch up on everything. When I passed my phone number over to him through my mom, he immediately gave [...]

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“Should My Wife and I Let Someone Watch Us?”

My wife and I are a young Indian couple. I am 33 and she is 30. We have been married for seven years now and we do not have any kids. We both love each other very much and cannot stay without the other. Now our sex life is good, but recently we were talking [...]

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“My Husband Keeps Cheating On Me”

My husband and I have been married six years. We are happy and have fun together. However, off and on over the course of our relationship he has chatted with women online behind my back on various hookup sites. He has even texted a friend of mine flirtatiously, and she immediately told me. Now he [...]

in Cheating, Columns

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 am a teenage [...]

in Columns, Shortcuts

“My Husband Isn’t Fighting For Me”

I just read your response to the woman being upset about not being invited to her sister-in-law's party. I was Googling info because I'm in a similar situation. My husband and I recently separated — nearly divorced — and are currently back together trying to rebuild our marriage. He was invited to his best friend's [...]

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I have been married for 28 years but the love is dead. I have been having an affair for two years and am madly in love with this woman and she with me. We were making plans on one day getting married after my divorce. I have been going to school full-time along with working [...]

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