Category Archives: Relationships

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Dear Wendy: “Will Having Sex With My Boyfriend Ruin My Marriage?”

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 whether sex with a boyfriend can ruin a marriage, the ethics of dating one’s lawyer, and reaching out to a friend you’ve wronged.

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8 Guys You Should Avoid Because Of Their Jobs

Health.com has released a list of “10 Careers with High Rates of Depression,” among them the artists, writers, entertainers category: “In men, it’s the job category most likely to be associated with an episode of major depression (nearly 7% in full-time workers).” So what are jobs a potential male mate may have that could spell trouble for you down the line? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: My Real-Life “Four Christmases”

Like a lot of people, seeing the month of December flip over on the calendar every year brings on both excitement and dread for the remaining days of the year. Presents, parties, merry-making, decorating trees: pros. Spending hundreds of dollars I don’t have, the inevitable cookie- and cheese platter-induced weight gain, and a to-do list that doesn’t end until January: cons. But the biggest challenge of the holidays for me, as a person with divorced parents, always has been choosing where to spend them. And now that I’m married to a guy with divorced parents, too, it’s getting even trickier. We have four sets of parents, but, of course, there’s only one Christmas Day. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Three’s Company” 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 “Three’s Company,” a senior in college who was feeling lonely after seemingly alienating her two former roommates/friends during a rough junior year. She said she’d apologized for her actions when they lived together but one former roommate was still holding a grudge and giving the other roommate a hard time when she hung out with our letter writer. Find out how she’s doing today after the jump. Keep reading »

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Dear Wendy: “Is 25 Too Old For A Delicious High School Relationship?”

My new boyfriend and I have been “together” for about a month now, but I’m not sure if we have any business dating each other. I’m a single mother and my daughter and I live with my mom. I hate it but I can’t do much else right now unless I decide to put myself in some sort of women’s shelter. I just don’t have the funds and I don’t want to put my little girl in school for the sake of respecting my spiritual beliefs. My boy lives temporarily with his parents, as well. He’s 27 and I’m 25. Neither of us has plans to get a real job any time soon. He’s a photographer and I’m a writer and we’re both artistically productive to a financial fault — it’s hard to market art. Anyway, we have so many shared interests but the financial situation is the one thing that makes this whole relationship feel deliciously high school. I have this aversion to men who would basically be taking care of me. I don’t want to be under anyone’s thumb. And, I know it’s jumping the gun some, but I could see myself living with only just enough to eat, write and be warm with this great guy for the rest of my life. Living simply never seemed more attractive. What do you think? — Two of a Kind

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