Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Topic of the Day

An article in The Atlantic this week explores what it calls “a uniquely modern phenomenon”: how the boundary between being treated like part of your significant other’s family and being treated like an outsider has been made unclear in recent generations since sex, cohabitation, and parenting outside of marriage has become much more widely accepted… Read more

A conversation over in the forums this week got me thinking about wedding traditions — specifically wedding traditions that seem outdated or don’t reflect modern lifestyles and values but still hang around (think: bridal showers; bouquet toss to the single ladies; dads giving away the brides). I’m also thinking about fairly new traditions – like… Read more

Last week, a (male) LW wrote in complaining about how a woman he’d been out with seven times or so had only paid for about 10% of their dates. This, he noted, was not uncommon in his and his friends’ dating experience. He wrote: “This isn’t the first woman that I’ve had to spend money… Read more