Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Comments of the Week

This site wouldn’t be what it is without the active participation of all of you. Your insightful, funny, smart comments add different perspectives and valuable advice that I’m sure goes a long way in helping others sort through the issues in their own relationships. After the jump, some of the more memorable comments of the week (maybe you’ll even see your own!).


Wendy on “My Boyfriend’s Father is Sexist”: “My father-in-law was exactly like this. […] It all came to a halt when I changed my reply to a chuckle, and said things along the line of “You’re so cute, you remind me of my grandpa, that’s something he would have said when he was alive.” Being compared to an old dead man stopped him in his tracks.”

HmC on Your Turn: “Is He Ever Going to Propose??”: “[…] I can tell you from my own experience, that knowing what you want and opening yourself up to finding it is a very important step towards true happiness in life.”

nawilla: on Your Turn: “Is He Ever Going to Propose??”: “[…] LW, you asked. He said no. Your question has already been answered. You have to decide where to go from here, but there has already been a proposal. He turned it down.”

Jess on “Should I Move for My Career or Stay for Love?”: “I had a really big itch for travel/adventure after I graduated. So I moved to Europe for grad school and have now traveled all over the place. I really got rid of that “restless” feeling- being jealous when see/hear about other’s travels, wondering what you’re life would be like somewhere else, wondering what you’re missing out on and just feeling bored… Now I feel really ready to go home and know I’ll be satisfied and ready to take on other goals.

So the itch can be scratched in even a short period of time. It can be something as small as a 3 month trip to Europe after you graduate, or volunteering for a few months building churches in Africa. It doesn’t have to be a year long thing, or a permanent move that would require a break up. Maybe you should plan something for after you graduate. I’m sure your boyfriend wouldn’t mind being long distance for only a few months. (If he does, it’s probably not a good sign anyway).”

Best one-liners:

lemongrass: on “My Boyfriend’s Father is Sexist”: “This man is why everyone should work in customer service positions for a while.”

AnitaBath on “I Had a Threesome and Now I’m Pregnant”: […] “It’s called Plan B because you’re supposed to have a Plan A!”

4 comments… add one
  • ReginaRey March 11, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Yay! You included AnitaBath’s on short notice! 🙂

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  • Laurel March 11, 2011, 3:30 pm

    Wendy’s about the dead grandpa really make me laugh. Great way to diffuse the situation with an old sexist crank!

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  • TrixyMinx March 11, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I think jsw’s comment about having extra condoms should have made the cut.

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      Wendy March 11, 2011, 10:21 pm

      It almost did! But I gotta spread the wealth a bit and let others shine too. Everyone knows Joe is a funny and thoughtful commenter and contributor. 🙂

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