Category Archives: Relationships

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20 Things Couples Should Stop Doing After They Move In Together

Last week I told you about 20 things couples should do before they move in together. Hopefully, you’re clear on what needs to be done before you move in with your sweetie, but you may still be confused about what changes need to happen once you start sharing an address and merging your lives a little more intimately. Let me help clarify things for you. After the jump, 20 things couples should stop doing once they move in together (if they haven’t already). Keep reading »

Do You Believe In Astrological Compatibility?

I’m an Aries. That means I’m bossy, love to be number one, and am totally stubborn. I think Aries have some positive traits, too, but right now I can’t remember any of them. I read my horoscope daily, and the one I read tends to be pretty spot-on, so I guess you could say I believe in astrology, but I take it with a grain of salt. When it comes to astrological compatibility, I’m on the fence. According to astrology, there are signs I’m supposed to date and signs I’m not supposed to date. Sometimes, this has proven right, but sometimes it’s proven totally wrong. Plus, what about Chinese astrology, wherein your birth year dictates who you are and who your best mate is? Oftentimes, Chinese compatibility seems at odds with regular astrology, and … and … who knows what to believe anymore. Do you believe in astrological compatibility? Have the stars been right about your astrological hook-ups — or wrong? Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Friend Set Me Up With A Sizeist Jerk”

Through a friend, I got the email and phone number of a guy who does home repairs. My cousin needed work done on her house, but never had much time to make arrangements, so I made the appointments for her. The work was done wonderfully and at a great price, so I sent an email thanking him and praising his work, using a lot of specifics. He sent an email saying he was impressed by my knowledge of construction. I responded that my father had been a carpenter. He sent me his IM information, and we began chatting. He asked me out after a couple of weeks and we made plans to meet up for a movie. I told him I would be wearing jeans and a green top. He said I probably looked really good in size 3 jeans. I never said I wore a size 3 and replied that I actually wear a size 14. Now I’m healthy, and few would consider me fat. My jean size is due to big hips and a big butt. I got an IM later that night saying he didn’t date fat girls. He went on to say that they where disgusting and when I went down a few sizes he would consider going out with me again.

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What’s The Biggest Relationship Myth?

Relationships: not easy to have, but certainly easy to have an opinion on. We’ve all been given advice on how to make a relationship work, but some advice is better than others, at least according to therapist and relationship expert Dr. Terri Orbuch. Orbuch analyzed some of the most common relationship myths and came up with the top four worst relationship mythologies. At the top of the list? The idea that opposites attract. Because life isn’t a Paula Abdul video, superficial differences can be fine, but couples need to agree on basic life values. What else does Orbuch say you should watch out for? Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Love My Nosy Mom” 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 “Love My Nosy Mom,” the woman whose mother, with whom she was very close, was giving her grief about letting her new boyfriend of a couple months move in with her rent-free at the end of the school year. A lot of us said things along the lines of: “Well, maybe your mom has a point!” We also told her that maybe at 28 it’s time to be more selective about what she shares with her mom if she doesn’t always like her reaction. After the jump, find out what LMNM thought of our advice. Keep reading »

For The Week Of November 1-7, 2010

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

This week your sage advice will bring on brilliant consequences for a certain someone and for that (as in him finally beginning to get the scope of your mental prowess), he’ll be even crazier about ravaging the enigma that is your body. Of course, being slow on the uptake has never been a teaser for you, so how you play with this ball in your court will be solely up to your discretion.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your five senses will be working on overdrive, so don’t waste them on anyone you don’t want to see, smell, feel, hear and taste 24-7, as all that you experience now is fuel for your creative senses, which can lead you to brilliant ideas and professional breakthroughs as well. Yes, once you get the ball rolling in the right manner, seems its chain reaction can make all fall into place.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You’ll have had it with beating yourself up over things you want and don’t have. Now it’s time to see what’s right in front of you is incredible and more fantastical than you first assumed. Yes, a change of heart is coming for the better and all the love and light you dreamt of will start to feel possible — and not in that scary Danielle Staub kind of way.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Not everyone is going to get with your aggression or passion, and for them, too bad. Avoid holding yourself back for anyone else now, as that is going to make you feel the ire of regret soon enough. You’ve set the pace; now it’s up to them to keep up or not. If not, no problem, there’s always another who can catch up — so don’t dumb yourself down!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

If so-and-so can’t say it to your face, there is no reason you can’t turn the tables on them and get back in theirs. You’re going to have to defend yourself now, as someone around you is going to be acting out in all kinds of shady ways. However, once you set your foot down and show them what you’ve got, the respect and power you deserve is yours for the taking.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

You never thought you would be the kind to get jealous of your boo, but when you come down with a bout of the “have and have-nots,” you’ll be all about underestimating yourself. Whatever. Go with it and run through all those negative feelings, because only after you purge it all is when you can finally start rebuilding it too.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

You won’t be able to see straight with lust going right into your brain and having you feel as if you are living an alternate universe. The good news is that it is real and you’ve earned every second of it! So forget asking too many questions, because ruining the vibe now with anything other than indulgence will forever put a wrench into your sexy little monkey works.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Just when you thought you knew what was happening and with whom, in comes a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde moment when your honey’s actions will seem as if they come out of left field and make you wonder what in the hell he or she might be smoking. Luckily for some though, this may mean a fun twist of events rather than an aggravating one.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Being chill in love is fine, but being complacent is not. Hello, time to realize not all is perfect in paradise and you may be slowly sliding down so-and-so’s priority list. Either or, to avoid a tragic end, time to add some spice to your current romantic bouillabaisse and start stirring the pot, as it’s all in your hands now to get the flavor back.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Sit back and relax. The less you stress yourself out about things, the clearer the answers are on what you need to do. Yes, this is your time to work smart, not hard, and the only way you can be at your cleverest is at your quietest — which is something new for you, but will prove to be interesting, informative and indispensable.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Just when you thought your lip-gloss was going to waste and that certain someone was forever in the “do not disturb” bin, in comes a surprise that will make you do a fast double take. Seems all mysteries aren’t so easily solved, as there are a few more clues that’ll pop up, and by following up on them, you may just crack this whole case and make it your own.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

This is your time to win over some points with your boo’s family, so clear out your schedule and start putting in some dates that will start giving you some clout in the eyes of those who will matter the most. This is your time to really start sealing the deal. Once you’ve won the kingpins over, it’ll be easy street.

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