Category Archives: Relationships

Sassy sophisticated relationship advice for real women everywhere: dating advice, love advice, and more!

Girl Talk: I Googled My Crush And Found Out The Worst

It started out as a normal, 21st century love story: I met Paul*, I liked Paul, so I Googled Paul. We’d been hanging out for two months, and I knew he was fluent in French, played guitar, and liked India Pale Ale. Now I was ready for the good stuff, the stuff only the internet could tell me. I was hoping to find mentions of him in school newspapers, signs of previous girlfriends, and, if I was lucky, the holy grail of Googling: his high school LiveJournal. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “First-Timer” 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 “First-Timer” who wrote to me way back in January when her first serious relationship started floundering after three years and communication with her boyfriend took a nosedive. “I know we both have busy schedules and recently, fewer opportunities to see each other, but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m being selfish in thinking that he could do more in keeping us connected in these times when we’re apart,” she wrote. Keep reading »

For The Week Of October 11-17, 2010

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

What you say will sound sane to you, but to another, it will come out as the wackiest bunch of words ever. Sure, you’ll know this is a communication snafu, but this other person is most likely looking to start a fight and will blow it out of proportion. Whatever chain of events it begins, realize it has to run its course — the destination will make sense of it all.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Don’t be alarmed if your feelings take a plunge into the dark side and have you fighting off a major bout of self-doubt. As one part of your life goes up, seems another will go down, throwing off your balance and leaving you to wonder what you really want. Avoid beating yourself up, because the answers will come only with patience.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You’re born under the most intense sign of the zodiac and that means you don’t let anything go without a fight. However, when you’re grappling with your demons, the harder you fight, the more of a chokehold they’ll have. For now, the path of least resistance is best, as they are only as strong as you want to make them, and this week, they’re out to suck you dry.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You don’t have to have all the answers all the time. It can be best to feel your way through the dark, as sometimes you hit upon something that feels irresistible but you’ll disregard it due to it being so far from your plan. This time around, the less you know, the more surprises are in store. So, forget you know anything and all will be just dandy!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Just because you can get others to support you, that doesn’t make you right. So, forget the power in numbers theory when it comes to getting into a battle with your baby this week. No matter how much validation you can conjure up for yourself, the one vote that matters won’t budge. So, focus on the issues, rather than making it a fight for popularity.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Forget getting approval on whom you want to love and how you want to do it. If you waited for everyone’s understanding, you’d never get anywhere, as we don’t live in a perfect world. However, in time, life always changes, and things always do work themselves out. So, for now understand your circumstances are not set in stone and don’t get too caught up in the drama.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pressure on yourself to make new initiatives with love this week, because this is going to be a time when your ability to laugh at yourself will be tested, as there will be many random foibles that’ll wear on your patience. However, if you survive this now, you will see that light at the end of this ridiculous tunnel while getting the last laugh.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Be careful of where you place your trust, because not everyone making offers will be on the up-and-up – they can use their words deceptively. Not to say you aren’t one shrewd bunny, but who doesn’t get delusional when bombarded with loving words that are out to make one feel as if they are untouchable? So, your rule of thumb this week: if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

There will be some backtracking when it comes to how deeply you want to be committed right now. This might be a temporary phase or it might not be. Whichever it is, it will take time to draw a final conclusion. Be patient and work slowly; drastic moves will result in egg in your face and possibly a deep pain in your heart.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

This week you’ll have no patience for anyone. It’ll seem as if incompetence surrounds you and occupies all your time, as you relentlessly have to make up for those around you. While you will feel like it’s a thankless week, realize you aren’t insane. In lieu of the madness, feel free to spoil yourself rotten, because at least you know how to make yourself feel good.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The truth can be so subjective, especially when bending it can play nicely in your favor. Yes, this is the week when you’ll have to believe what you say with all your heart, even if it’s not the complete truth, because if you can come across like a believer, it’ll be so much easier to get that other to see the same. This week it’s more about the performance than the substance.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Cohabiting is going to get more intense; as every day is a day you’re going to have compromise your way through. As the pressure builds and you feel your space closing in on you, don’t feel like you have to just take it. Instead, take a time-out to draw up new rules. It’s your life, your relationship and it’s your choice to take the road less traveled.

Ask The Astrosexologist: Can I Win Back My Aries Ex Or Should I Move On?

My Aries ex and I were good friends for about seven months, and then began our romantic relationship in January. The relationship was all that I could ask for and more (perfect!), until a few months ago. Now the once daily calls and texts are every three days and seeing each other every day/every other day became every 4-5 days or when it was convenient for him. I confronted him about it several times and the responses were, “I’m sorry,” and excuses. He’d change for a few days to a week and things would be great. When he was with me, things would be PERFECT. When we were around other people, things would be PERFECT. When he wasn’t around me though, I hardly crossed his mind (considering his lack of communication).

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Dear Wendy: “My Family Thinks I Should Dump My Overweight Boyfriend”

It’s time again for a mega “Shortcuts Weekend.” 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 heavyweight love, overcoming paralyzing shyness, her cheatin’ ways, and the dangers of boinking your handyman. Keep reading »

How Sex Can Make You Healthier And More Beautiful

There are a few things most of us women have in common: We appreciate a decadent dessert, we love a clearance sale at our favorite store, and we all wouldn’t mind looking and feeling younger and healthier. Keep reading »

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