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Dear Wendy: “Am I Turning Into A Bridezilla?”

I’m getting married in August and have been planning the wedding for over a year, so the date has been set for a while now. My brother — my only sibling — got engaged last weekend. I love him and his fiancée, but I was very upset when I found out today that they are planning to get married a mere six weeks before I do. Why couldn’t they get married in May or November, so that there is more turn-around time? What if all of my out-of-state family comes to his wedding and then can’t make it to mine? I invited them first! My mom is on the sickly side and is already stressed about one child getting married, so now I’m worried about her having to deal with two weddings back-to-back.

I’m worried that if I confront my brother and fiancée, it will turn into a sibling grudge match with lots of old dynamics rearing their ugly heads. I already asked my parents to mention how stressful it will be for them. Is that fair? Should I just suck it up and silently resent them so that twenty years from now when we are fighting over who gets mom’s heirlooms I end up screaming, “I get them since you practically ruined my wedding!” — Trying Not To Be A Bridezilla

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For The Week Of August 29-September 4, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Twists and exciting turns are coming, as you’ll start to see the light of a different future. Yes, cryptic happenings are on the horizon, which will change your point of view and ultimately your trajectory. While it doesn’t mean you won’t want the same things, it might just mean changing the form of how you first assumed it will happen.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

You do know how to present well, but that doesn’t mean that people can’t see through your glossy veneer. Try all you might to appear as if you’ve got it all together, but what really will that get you? If you need help, don’t be shy about accepting it. There is support available and no shame in wanting it. Besides, who really likes perfection anyway? So boring!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Commitments you’ve made or your ideas about relationships are about to start to slip into reverse and have you going either into a major time warp or into a radical reassessment of what you view as romance. No, life doesn’t always work in linear ways, but this week will have you all over the map and where you will wind up is anyone’s guess.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You are not the same person as you used to be, so when old temptations come back into play, it might not have the same tragic outcome as it usually would. As it happens, redemption is something that is possible for you now, but unless you face the dragon, you will never know how strong you have actually become.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

People have weird tastes and there’s no accounting for it. If you aren’t their cup of tea, whatever. Accept it and move on, instead of thinking you can work harder to get what you want. Sometimes targets you aim for just aren’t worth the ammo spent. So, this time, if you find you’re in this situation, quit while you are ahead, as there is nothing to win trying to play with a brick wall.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Use your sixth sense, because it will come in handy in all sorts of ways, even if what your gut is telling you to do is too out of the ordinary. Otherwise, trying to rely on being logical or even kind in the most simplistic way can backfire on you, as the personalities you come into contact with this week will be working in very bizarre ways.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Foibles in communications will make you crazy and it might seem as if you and your honey are slipping off the same page, but if you remember what you truly love about each other and keep that at the forefront of your thoughts, you can rise about the madness that will ensue. Yes, not everything will be smooth, but if you know you’re ultimately in it to win it, then all will be fine.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

No one is perfect, but as long as you can function, you have nothing to complain about. Yes, getting to the finish line of each day will be an accomplishment unto itself, as your confidence may take a few nosedives throughout the confusion that will arise this week. But if you can take baby steps to at least go through the motions, it will minimize your agony.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

People who gloat are annoying, because everyone knows if they were truly happy they wouldn’t have to brag to feel good about themselves. So, this week, when a competitive someone around you feels the need to try to step on you to get a leg up, get in touch with your compassion, because, as it stands, those people suck and need your sympathy, not aggravated attention.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You’ve learned a lot from your past, and have come a long way. However, to leap into the future the way you want, you will have to go over some things that didn’t work out in your favor from days gone by and ask yourself “Why?” Yes, time to do some major soul-searching, as it is time to reconcile some mistakes and sort out how changing the future can correct the past.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A major case of c**kblocking can begin this week and from an unlikely source. Of course, it’s likely it won’t change anything with whomever you are romantically into, but seeing that other in such a light can be problematic. It’s never pleasant to find out that someone who you thought had your back doesn’t actually have it, but in fact might want to stab it instead.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The ride to the top will get a little bumpy, but if you can roll with the punches gracefully, it will earn you the support you need to get to the next level. However, the transitions will confuse. Yes, many conundrums to face now, but if you’ve got the brains to sort them out, you’ll also have what it takes to sort out other upcoming opportunities — which could bring you major success.

The 5 Things You Should Never Say To A Job Slut

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over a year. It’s been the most stimulating, character-building, nail-bitingly stressful experience of my professional life. And people love to talk about it.

I think it helps that I’m a writer. People who romanticize writing — about 85 percent of New Yorkers — throw around words like “craft” and “muse” and commend me for being brave for pursuing something creative. The other 15% say something stupid, like “Do you make any money?” or “Seriously, how are you paying your rent?”

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Bitches Over Bros: Why Your Dog Is The Best Boyfriend You’ll Ever Have

It’s every girls worst nightmare that she’ll grow old with seventy cats and no husband. While it’s completely reasonable to want to avoid this feline fate, the opposite is true of dogs. Having recently adopted a puppy, I’ve found reason to believe that having a furry friend is better than having a boyfriend. They may be mans best friend, but dogs are woman’s best wingman. Keep reading »

10 Dumb First Date Mistakes

First dates are like job interviews. If you say the wrong thing, or fail to groom, or act like an obnoxious loon, then chances are good you’re going to stay unemployed. When you’re on that first date, be on your best behavior.

This list of dumb first date mistakes is meant to help. Because we care. Don’t make any of these mistakes, and your first date will probably be a smashing success.

And trust us: plenty of people make these mistakes. They text at the table, or smell like belly button lint, or ask intensely personal questions. These people don’t deserve to be in a relationship. Don’t be one of these people. Avoid these 10 dumb first date mistakes. Read more… Keep reading »

10 “Firsts” On The Way From Casual Dating To A Serious Relationship

1. The First Time You Don’t Schedule Weekend Plans

That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask “What are you up to this weekend?”, and having it be a given that you two are going to hang out. Keep reading »

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