Wendy Atterberry

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Every week, about 20 percent of the letters I receive fall into a category Dan Savage would call “DTMFA.” As you might imagine, it gets a little tiresome to try to answer each of these letters, but I can’t help feel a little guilty when I simply ignore them. After all, these are people who… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Excited but Lost,” who was eager to start dating a year and a half after being diagnosed bipolar… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss identity theft,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

In a recent study of 2,691 adults, conducted by social scientists at the Pew Research Center, four in 10 Americans said they believe marriage is becoming obsolete. In 1978, only three out of 10 had the same belief. It would seem in that time, marriage has declined: “In 1960, 68 percent of American twenty-somethings were… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I started a long-distance (1,500 miles apart) relationship with a wonderful man in August of last year. Things were going great, but suddenly took a turn for the worse in January when he was diagnosed with cancer. I was able to take two semesters off from school to go be his caregiver. We continued to… READ MORE »


Celebs

“There is that revoltingly embarrassing moment when you have to take your clothes off in front of strangers. I mean, I don’t go to the beach in a bikini for a reason. So I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to be in control. I’m going to do everything properly, disrobe at the last minute, and in… READ MORE »


Guys

People magazine may have unveiled its pick this week for sexiest man of the year, but BuzzFeed has covered the opposite end of the spectrum with its list of the top 50 unsexiest men of the year. Some of the photos posted are truly horrifying and make a great argument for their case. But what… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Because my parents live in Europe and I’ve lived in the States for the last 16 years, I’ve had lots of opportunity to indulge in what I call the (mostly) Family-Free Friendship Thanksgiving, a holiday I always look forward to. For the uninitiated, that’s when Thanksgiving turns into a cozy combination of all the best… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Teaching Class,” a young teacher who worries that another young teacher in her school was making a fool… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I’m going to introduce a new little game around here. Let’s call it: “Guess the Publication.” I’ll post a quote and you guess which major print or online publication it’s pulled from. Sound fun? Good. Here’s the first one:
“A woman needs to come up with a workable routine for maintaining her looks throughout… READ MORE »


Celebs

The other day, Jessica told us about Tina Fey receiving the Mark Twain Prize for humor last week (only “the third woman in history to do so after Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg”). We saw a clip of Fey’s acceptance speech, but it turns out there was more to Fey’s speech — over 30… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I was laid off about a year and a half ago and have been without health care since that time. For the most part, that’s OK because I am not sick often. I do, however, have adult ADHD and it is incredibly difficult to function or keep myself organized without my medication. I also have… READ MORE »


Celebs

People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue is out this week and this year’s top honor goes to “Green Lantern” star Ryan Reynolds. He’s cute and all, and I guess I wouldn’t kick him out of bed, but I can think of at least a dozen stars who are just as hot, if not hotter, and… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from Curious Cat who was engaged to one man but considering having an affair with another man — a… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Over the weekend, my husband and I took a trip to New Orleans where we indulged in delicious, rich food, probably a few too many Hurricanes, and lots of roaming around and sight-seeing. At one point during the weekend, Drew was in the shower, and I took the opportunity to get online to check my… READ MORE »


Celebs

Oscar winner and arguably the most beautiful woman alive, Halle Berry, stopped by the “Ellen” show this week and she showed off more than her famous good looks. She sat down, lifted her arms and pointed to embarrassing sweat marks in each pit. “I just want you to know what those Indian dancers did to… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I am currently sharing my apartment with my ex-boyfriend. Initially, this wasn’t the plan, but he gave a good argument about why it would be beneficial to the both of us — namely financially. I told him we could try it out and see. Well, it’s been a month and something has come to my… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I’ve recently developed feelings for one of my friend’s ex-boyfriends. Throughout their whole relationship she lied to him and cheated multiple times. I saw him at his most vulnerable and he would confide in me when things with them were rough. He and I became really good friends throughout the whole thing and everyone expected… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

How do I tell my sister that she’s not going to get what she ultimately wants out of her boyfriend? My sister has been dating a very good guy for over two years, and I know she wants him to be her husband and the father of her children. However, there are some roadblocks. They… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss living with… READ MORE »



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