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Girl Talk: I Don’t Have A Posse

I’ll be frank: not having a close group of girl friends makes me feel like a failure.

Sometimes not having a close group of friends makes me feel like a failure, but mostly it’s not having a posse of girlfriends, six or eight women to flank me in salmon bridesmaids gowns, that makes me feel like I’ve done something wrong. Aren’t I supposed to have women with whom to start a book club, a knitting circle? Isn’t there supposed to be a core group to call upon for appletinis in our most satin-y, shiniest clothes? Aren’t we supposed to rehash Saturday night’s antics over Sunday brunch? Groups of friends aren’t just reflected back everywhere at me in pop culture — The Babysitters Club, “90210,” “Gossip Girl,” “Sex & The City” — but in the lives of other women I know as well. But my life just doesn’t, and hasn’t ever, looked like that. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: Long-Distance Lovesick 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 Long-Distance Lovesick, the young woman who was in a long-distance relationship with a guy in Germany whom she’d started out as pen pals with and had met only once when he came to see her over the summer. She was planning to move to Germany to be with him, but was concerned that by giving up her friends and social life to work two jobs to afford the move, she was the only person sacrificing for the relationship. She also mentioned that the only interaction they have is one hour a week on Skype and that he had only recently told his family about her. We all had some big words of warning for her. Did she take heed or is she still planning to move? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »

20 Things You Should Never Ask Your Friends To Do

There may be a lot of things you should be able to depend on a friend to do for you — be your wingwoman, comfort you through heartbreak, tell you honestly if those jeans make your butt look big — but if you’re a good friend in return, you know there are certain things that are simply inappropriate to expect of others. In honor of Female Friendship Week here at The Frisky, 20 things you should never ask a friend to do. Feel free to add to the list.
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For The Week Of October 18-24, 2010

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

There is never a dull moment when it comes to what you are finding in your inbox these days. Yes, bizarre communications have been plaguing you. This week the game gets stepped up even further, as a few shocking revelations will find their way to you, opening up bigger and bolder questions in your mind that may make your brain implode.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your body is going to be craving something deeper and darker, negating all that your logic wants to tell you. Seems there is a power that’ll be luring you in so strongly that if you try to resist, your curiosity will hold on even tighter. Whatever, just go with it, as either choice will have difficult consequences — might as well deal with the one that gets you a little satiated.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Forget trying to be polite, because most of the time you don’t mean it anyway. Best to just be yourself, grumpy opinions and all, because that is the only way you are going to strike a fair deal for yourself when dealing with another who might honor, love and cherish you in the long run, but for this week is strictly out for himself.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

A sudden moment of clarity will hit you this week, throwing you into “Little Miss Fix It” mode and causing you to immediately change up your routines and adopt newer, healthier habits, as lately you’ve been acting like your own worst enemy, selling out stability for any quick fix you can have. This week it’ll all catch up to you.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Forget anymore scheming, because this is the week tides turn. The cleverness you’ve shown off will put you far ahead of the pack and right onto the trophy platform. However, getting where you want too fast may just bore you to tears, as sometimes, unfortunately, the destination won’t match the excitement of the journey.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Winning will feel hard to come by this week, as it seems everything you’re after gets ten times heavier and a thousand times more impossible. While giving up may be your first instinct, don’t. Realize that if you push hard enough, you will gain some ground and inch-by-inch learn this victory has many more levels that deserve the extra efforts.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

All the deals you have worked out with Mr. So-and-So are going to go into play this week, schooling you on how powerful his word actually is. Hopefully, they’ll be stronger than you suspected and it’ll make you feel like you have to work harder to maintain. However, if it’s the opposite, as in things go limp fast, let it go, as all else that’ll follow will be a lost cause.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Hotness will be all around you, stimulating your brain to think all sorts of wickedly delightful fantasies that will feel impossible not to explore. Thankfully, this will fuel you to move your butt out of the comfort zone and back into the game. You’ve been on the sidelines for far too long and now it’s your time to dive back in, because the team needs you!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Throw caution to the wind, because this week, if you raise the stakes and play big, you will win big. Yes, your mind is working overtime (and the sharpest it has been in ages), so there is no way you can lose if you can keep an eye on the prize — you on top! Yes, ruthlessness, ambition and pride will all be on the line, so save face and work it with all you’ve got!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

This is your time to go make a wrong turn into a right, as something or someone from the past shows up and gives you a chance to do something you’ve wanted to do for a long time. Just one bit of advice: don’t plan too much of what you will do, as spontaneity is your strong point now. Plus, if you over-think it, it could send you back a few steps rather than ahead.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

When it comes to sharing with your flavor of the week, expect some major TMI to start pouring into your head. Not to even say it’ll be that juicy, as in racy skeletons coming out of the closet, but just an overload of info that could have you rolling your eyes and possibly looking for the nearest exit.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Forget waiting for green lights. Sitting back and waiting for approval is for the birds anyway. Plus, why submit yourself to a second class status when you can just seize control yourself and make the decisions you have to make for you, without any more waiting around? After all, it takes two to tango and now might be time to turn it into a solo.

Dear Wendy: “My Fiancé Doesn’t Appreciate Me”

A few years ago when I was in college I was engaged to someone who was a little older and made me feel bad because I was always broke even though I was broke with a purpose (getting my bachelor’s degree). Now I have a job that pays me decent money but the hours are long. My day starts at about five while my current fiancé sleeps till about 8:45. Sometimes I get home much later than him and what little time I have left is spent looking up scholarships (I’m trying to continue my education and get another degree), studying for certifications (I work in Information Technology), and going to the gym (to try to avoid gaining weight like many of my counterparts who work behind desks). When all of this is done I have usually only a couple hours to myself during which time he harps on me about housework (which I try to keep up with but it’s hard with everything else that is going on). I feel exhausted and unappreciated to the point that sometimes I feel like moving out. I don’t know what to do. I feel I am very understanding when it comes to his shortcomings (he is constantly complaining that he is broke and therefore takes me out almost never). I feel like he should be more understanding with mine. — Tired of Being Tired

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The All-Time Best Movie Breakups

The new movie “The Social Network” opens with a brutal breakup scene — which has inspired a frenzy of articles around the Internet where people post their favorite movie breakups.

Onscreen breakups fall into two categories: Either they’re way more dramatic than anything you ever imagined — and therefore allow you to live out your fantasy of saying just the right thing to that turdball you inexplicably adored sophomore year — or they’re so real you feel like you’re listening in to someone’s actual heartbreak.

Which ones made the lists — the realistic ones? Or the dramatic ones? And which do you find most effective? Read more Keep reading »

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