Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

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After a stressful couple of years in which I didn’t prioritize myself (my health, well-being, etc.), I vowed to make 2018 a year of good self-care (or at least, relaxing a bit more). So far, I’m pretty on track: On the medical front: I’ve started bimonthly acupuncture sessions to treat my alopecia and anxiety; I… Read More

A recent study from the Council of Contemporary Families (CCF), a nonprofit that studies family dynamics, examined a variety of different household tasks, including shopping, laundry, and housecleaning, and found that, for women in heterosexual relationships, one chore caused more stress and conflict in their relationship than any other household task. That task is… Washing… Read More

There was a terrible car accident yesterday less than a mile from where we live — the next neighborhood over — in which two young children were killed, including the daughter of a Tony award-winning Broadway actress who is pregnant and was also struck by the car and remains in stable but critical condition. “It… Read More

I just finished reading this memoir by a woman who grew up biracial in the United States in the 70s and 80s, and I was surprised by her experience. She talks a lot about how different she felt from everyone else, especially being one of only a handful of kids of color in some of… Read More

In this morning’s column, I replied to a letter from a man who felt his life was meaningless and empty because he had not married and had children. He felt like a “loser” and “failure,” he’d withdrawn from people he cared about, and he dreaded bumping into old friends whose kids are now teenagers. We… Read More