Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Today will be my last day of regular posting until 2018. I’m taking the next week and a half to celebrate the holidays, spend time with family and friends, and continue settling into our new home that we moved into three weeks ago (moving + renovations + holidays + two small kids = super relaxing, fyi; I suspect the next week and a half will also include copious amounts of adult beverages). I wish you all a joyous and meaningful Christmas (if you celebrate) and final few days of 2017 and a happy, happy new year. As always, I’m so grateful you’ve spent some of your year right here, and I look forward to more camaraderie in 2018!

In the meantime, feel free to peruse the forums, and check out some of these popular posts that you may have missed:

On Marking a New Year:

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Singles (Who want to Mingle)
Morning Quickies: “Should I Spend New Year’s Eve with My Friends or My Boyfriend?”
“My Boyfriend Left Me On New Year’s for a Vacation with His Friends”
“My Boyfriend is Ditching Me on New Year’s Eve!”
Updates: “Ditched on New Years Eve” Responds

On Dating, in general:

Dating Tip: Try Going Against Type
10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Dating Life and Relationships

On Long Distance Relationships

“In a Long Distance Relationship, Who Should Be The One to Move?”
“I’m Overwhelmed in a LDR”
Updates: “Overwhelmed in a LDR” Responds
8 Tips For Transitioning out of a Long Distance Relationship
15 Tips for Surviving a Long Distance Relationship
8 Things You Need to Do Before You Move For Love
From the Mailbag: “I’m Going to Move for Love, Despite Your Advice Not To”

On Breakups:

Your Turn: “How Can I Get Over my First Broken Heart?”
20 Tips for Surviving a Breakup
10 Ways To Move On From a Breakup
My Best Breakup Lesson
What Lessons Have You Learned From Your Breakups?

On Moving in Together:

What We Wish We’d Known Before Moving In Together
15 Things Couples Should Do Before Moving in Together

On Friendship:

Showing Up: The Single Most Important Thing A Friend Can Do
How to Make Friends After College
“Should I MOA From This Friendship?”
Is Facebook Ruining Friendships?

On Weddings:

Your Turn: “His Family Ate All Our Reception Food… Before the Wedding!”
“My In-Laws Never Gave us a Wedding Gift”
“Did My Friend Just Ask Me to Not Be Her Bridesmaid Anymore?”
“I Refuse to Pay for My Daughter’s Wedding to Her Horrible Fiancé”
My Fiancé’s Groomsman Has No Teeth!
“Should I ask Wedding Guests Why I Haven’t Received a Gift From Them?”
“Being a Bridesmaid is Breaking My Budget!”

On Marriage:

15 Things Every Couple MUST Discuss Before Getting Married
8 Secrets for a Happy Marriage
The Six Things You Need for a Happy, Longterm Relationship
“I’m So Unhappy in My Marriage” Or: A Guide on How to Be Happy

On feminism and marriage:

Getting Personal: “I’m Conflicted About Being a Feminist and a Wife”
“He Wants Me To Take His Name, But I Want to Keep Mine”

On Motherhood:

“How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Have Kids?”
20 Things Everyone Should Do Before Having Kids
My Toddler Doesn’t Like Me And Other Depressing Confessions
“When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work”
The Joy is Louder Too
“Will I Lose All My Friends When I Have Kids?”
To Have or To Not to Have Another Baby, That is the Question

On miscarriage and infertility:

“Everyone’s Getting Pregnant But Me!”
It’s Personal: My Chemical Pregnancy
“After My Miscarriages, My Friend Abandoned Me When She Got Pregnant”
Getting Personal: “After My Miscarriage, A Dog Saved My Life”
“Should I Tell My FWB About My Miscarriage?”
“How Should I Tell My Infertile Sister I’m Planning to Get Pregnant?”
“I’m Jealous of My Sister’s Pregnancy”

On choosing to be childfree:

Getting Personal: “Children Aren’t for Me”
“My Parents Keep Bugging Me About Having Kids”
“He Wants Kids But I Don’t. Can We Still Date?”
The Secret To Happy Relationships: Don’t Have Kids?

A guy’s perspective:

How I Get A Girl to Break Up With Me
His Take: “I’m a 28-Year-Old Virgin. Does That Scare Guys Off?”
His Take: “What Do Guys Think About First-Date Sex?”

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