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 Curious Cat who was engaged to one man but considering having an affair with another man — a man who happened to be her ex-husband’s best friend as well as the fiancé of a former friend. After the jump, find out if she followed our advice to just say “no,” or if she gave into temptation and satisfied her curiosity. Keep reading »
“Just so all my fans know, I’m getting to the bottom of this. It’s the first I’ve heard of this. Shape is throwing me a party next week as a thank you and a congrats for being on their cover for the third time. I find this very contradictory. I love you all!!”
—LeAnn Rimes’ tweeting a response to Shape editor-in-chief Valerie Latona’s apology to readers for making the “terrible mistake” of featuring a “husband-stealer” on the cover. See Latona’s response after the jump. Keep reading »
I always thought “settling down” was a euphemism. It meant nesting and discovering the pleasures of Saturday nights on the couch, cuddling in sweatpants. And it does mean that a little bit. But in my case, “settling down” has meant literally calming down. The parts of me that were more spontaneous and manic, quick to respond and engage and react, relaxed. I saw how my boyfriend Mark carried himself differently than I did and I thought he carried himself well. My first thoughts were always to fight and engage. But when it came to action, I didn’t feel like I needed to do that anymore. I learned to hold my tongue.
But there’s one thing I haven’t learned to do, as settled down as I am. I still want to flirt. Keep reading »
Shape magazine needs to grow a pair. LeAnn Rimes appeared on the cover of the October issue, in a story about how working out helped her get through her divorce from husband Dean Sheremet and the negative publicity surrounding her relationship with Eddie Cibrian. LeAnn and Eddie, of course, started their romance while they were both still married and apparently some of Shape‘s readers did not appreciate the magazine putting an OMG adulteress on the cover. In response, editor-in-chief Valerie Latona sent an email to subscribers apologizing for the “terrible mistake” in putting a “husband stealer” on the cover. Keep reading »
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 “Afraid of Slipping Up,” who was engaged to a man she adored, but had developed a crush on a colleague. After a few drinks at a work event, said colleague admitted he had feelings for her and tried to kiss her, prompting her to daydream about him incessantly over the next several weeks. After the jump, find out if she discovered a way to manage those daydreams or if she gave into temptation and got frisky with the work hottie. Keep reading »
Last week, Chilean miner Yonni Barrios charmed the world when he emerged from being trapped for two months underground and headed straight into the warm, loving embrace of his mistress, Susana Valenzuela. Now the Tiger Woods of mining has been offered a $100K contract with the infidelity-promoting website AshleyMadison.com, to be the Spanish-speaking spokesperson in ads and on TV. Keep reading »
I’m not proud to say this, but I once went out with a guy who, well, had a girlfriend. Oops! I didn’t get that was his deal at first, but after I connected a few dots — OK, there was a tampon out on his kitchen table — I realized he already belonged to another woman. While I’m glad this revelation saved me from a fate that involved that pig, I still feel bad for playing a part in his scheme, albeit unwittingly. I wish I could tell his real girlfriend what a philandering d-bag he is, though I don’t know who she is. So, instead, I will share with you the telltale signs that I pieced together afterward that all pointed to the clear fact that he was nothin’ but a Cheatin’ Charlie!
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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 “The Homewrecker,” whose boyfriend cheated on his ex to be with her and was planning to go to a party she wasn’t invited to where said ex would be. “My issue is,” she wrote, “that as a sign of loyalty, I think my boyfriend should not go to this event that I am actively being excluded from. I fear that he hasn’t made much of an effort to ask the host if I can attend, and my suspicion is that he really wants to go to see his ex and scope out her new boyfriend.” So, did he ask the host if his girlfriend could attend? Did they go to the party together? Did he go alone, or did he skip the whole thing altogether? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »