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Girl Talk: I Think I’m Addicted To Starting Over

My pattern with escape began as a kid.

I am 14 years old and in my pediatrician’s office. My family has just moved back to New York City after a 5-year stint in Massachusetts. I’m turning into one of those surly teenagers. My mother has read SavingReviving Ophelia and now my father is reading it, too, and I see the sad face of that wispy-haired girl staring up at me from her wrinkled paperback cover every time I pass his bedside table. Dr. Sedlis is asking how school is going. My mother is in the room and she says, “Not too well. It’s a large public school.” This is true. I hate it there. I am lost and they are making me take oboe lessons even though I signed up for piano. The girls are goths and punks and I am neither. Dr. Sedlis advises putting me into private school. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Depressed and Unsure” Responds

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 “Depressed and Unsure,” who, much to her boyfriend’s chagrin, had befriended her BFF’s ex (and boyfriend’s friend) after the broke up. “We both share long-time struggles with chronic depression, and the outlet we’ve found in each other has helped us both immensely. Unfortunately, my boyfriend has taken issue with this new-found friendship.” Keep reading »

For The Week Of April 25-May 1, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You might think you’ve seen it all, until this week plops down and starts laying all sorts of surprises on you, making you understand that there still is so much to be learned about yourslf and the world around you. Forget resisting either, as putting up a fight won’t benefit you; now is the time when knowing less will mean getting so much more.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Let actions speak louder than words with your boo this week, because if let his inarticulate way of communicating be your measure of where your relationship is, you would need a compass to sort it out. Realize communication won’t be his strong point now and instead, let him show you, as there will be no words to describe his poetry in motion.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Insanity finds you no matter where you are and that is just a fact of your life. So, don’t get comfortable, thinking life as you know it will continue as is, as a change of events is coming your way, bringing with it intensity in bulk form. This could be a sign of relief or a pain in your butt. Either way, don’t fret, as there is a way to land on top, just not without sweating it out a bit more.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You can’t always get what you want, but as long as you have some of it, what’s the problem? This week, beauty, attraction and sweet times are in store. However, a mental disconnect can be attached to all that is lovely too. Yes, it could just be a phase — but perhaps not. Whatever, it’s not like you have so many long-term arrangements. So, for now, ride this one out for what it is.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

For all that you love about that certain someone, there is all that you hate about him too. On one hand, he can be so loving and in tune with your needs. On the other hand, it’s like he is on a timer that shuts off repeatedly. So, what to do? Spill your guts. However, if you can’t follow it up with a solution, know just blowing out an angry diatribe will be in vain.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Be careful of the things you reveal now, even if they are true. As it goes, there is a time for everything and right now isn’t the best time to drop big bombs on anyone. Not to say you have to hide how you feel, but pace yourself. Strategy will come in handy when it comes to dealing with touchy emotions and a volatile personality.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Money is never a fun topic of discussion, but when it comes to love, you have to know how to set financial matter straight. So, time to get cracking on a proper working system of checks and balances and owning up to real responsibilities, as this could be one of those turning point weeks that’ll step up your relationship to a new and improved level.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Not everything is about winning and losing; sometimes it’s just about understanding and giving each other space when needed. After all, not all your honey’s woes have to do with you and you wouldn’t want them to either. So, hold back on your bullying tendency to get to the bottom of things, — now is the time to play on the same team.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Get ready with that extra bottle of vino, as this week, silly mishaps and slow progress are in store. Yes, mistakes and clumsy personalities will be crossing your path and might mess up your stride. However, spare some sympathy, as these wobbles won’t be yours but another’s — if you can just grin and bear it, well, then life will be a lot simpler at the end of this trying week.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You never know what can happen with that certain someone unless you start the dialogue and ask those pressing questions that have been burning a hole in your brain for far too long. As it goes, your hopes and wishes are on the brink of happening, but you need to be the one to turn the page and let the story unfold.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The way someone wields their power will say all you need to know about them — and this could even mean yourself. Yes, as it stands, a slew of crazy events will occur, leading to you having to make crucial decisions. Of course, time is limited and not all info may be available, leaving you in a precarious position and showing you who really is with you.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The truth can be flexible, depending on who you talk to — so don’t place all your eggs in one basket this week, no matter how much faith you want to put into that certain someone. As it goes, you’ll have to rein in your idealism now, as it may get the best of you. Not to say you can’t eventually trust that other person, but for now, realize you should still be in the assessment phase.

Asking Super Personal Questions On A First Date Is Dumb

Whoever decided that asking for someone’s ‘number’ would be a good way to find out their sexual history must really suck at dating and wants everyone else to suck at it too. Springing this question on a person is confusing and it should stop right now!

While out on the town, a guy I was seeing asked what my ‘number’ was and when I jokingly replied with 867-5309 he looked at me with disgust, walked away and I never heard from him again. What could’ve gone wrong? He said he loved to kid around. Silly me! I reflected after sobbing during my lonely taxi ride home, he must’ve been referring to my sex digits, not my telephone digits. How the heck was I supposed to know that? Read more… Keep reading »

A Little Totally Inappropriate Weekend Reading, Anyone?

Nowadays, I believe this would be known as a book about statutory rape. Oh, how things have changed since the ’70s. And is there something we didn’t know about Cheryl Tiegs? [Ceedling] Keep reading »

A Super Mario Brothers Proposal Is Not For Everyone — But It Was For This Girl

If my marriage proposal involved video games in any way, I would cry tears of despair. This chick, April, however, cried tears of joy when her boyfriend proposed to her after decking out their apartment like a Super Mario Brothers game. (This video is a year old, but sorry, it’s adorable!) Maybe when April gets knocked up her hubby can get her a Super Mario Brothers nursery, too. [] Keep reading »

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