Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Topic of the Day

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over in the forums this week got me thinking about wedding traditions — specifically wedding traditions that seem outdated or don’t reflect modern lifestyles and values but still hang around (think: bridal showers; bouquet toss to the single ladies; dads giving away the brides).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

Saying “I love you” — the when, the how, and the “what’s taking so long?” of it — is one of the most asked about topics in letters I receive from readers. Ten years ago I wrote something that went viral about how women in heterosexual relationships shouldn’t say “I love you” first. I was… Read more