Madame ovary & Bed, Bath, and Beyond disappointing
Feb. 26 2013
Q: My wife needs a medical test that will involve her being naked in unflattering positions in front of another person, possibly male. I know she won't enjoy this and it certainly isn't sexual, but I want...
Gratitude Adjustment
Feb. 20 2013
Q: My boyfriend of three months seems wonderful. He is attentive and tries hard to please me, even in small ways (like always making sure I get tea I like when we're out). Soon after we started dating,...
Hawaii five-no & beta path to love
Feb. 13 2013
Q: Ten years ago, my friend and I met our husbands on the same night (they were friends who challenged us to a game of pool), and we both got married the same year. We all pledged to spend our 10th anniversary...
Indignation wants to be free & unhappy as a clam
Feb. 5 2013
Q: What are your thoughts on gently dissuading a person from making a total fool of herself on Facebook? A woman I know had her husband leave her for the woman he was cheating on her with. She's been venting...
When horndog met sally & the gift that keeps on giving you the creeps
Jan. 30 2013
Q: A male friend just tried to booty call me (texting after midnight that he was horny). I'm angry and revolted. I've known he's liked me, thanks to his constant icky comments all over my Facebook photos,...
Vroom with a view & life in the fastened-to-her lane
Jan. 23 2013
Q: I'm a 34-year-old woman, dating a 27-year-old guy for three months. We have a great time together, but he's balking at making an official commitment, meaning he doesn't want to call us boyfriend and...
Nobody to codepend on & curb feelings
Jan. 16 2013
Q: My boyfriend and I were invited to dinner at our friends' house. An hour after the appointed time, another friend of theirs, a woman who's been single for at least a decade, still hadn't left her house....
Talk blurty to me & her suction cup runneth over
Jan. 8 2013
Q: Why are women so worked up about hearing "those three little words," and why must they turn them into such a minefield? If a man says "I love you" too soon, he gets dumped because he's a clingy, needy...
Not just another pimply face & deck the halls, not the guests
Jan. 2 2013
Q: I've loved my fiancee deeply for her intelligence and beautiful personality since the day we met five years ago. However, I don't think I was ever really attracted to her. In fact, lately, I'm increasingly...
New kid on the Bloc & casing Amy
Dec. 26 2012
Q: I spent the last two years in the Peace Corps in Eastern Europe and just committed to another year. Before my assignment, I was dating a decent guy, but I told him it was temporary. When I was home...
His back to the wallet & fifty shades of gay
Dec. 18 2012
Q: My girlfriend of a year is enormously wealthy and very generous. Despite my protestations, she loves buying me nice clothes and other gifts, and appears to expect little or nothing in return except...
Unlucky in shove & background checks and balances
Dec. 11 2012
Q: My husband was a heavy-drinking, drug-taking skirt-chaser who worked only sporadically, so I divorced him three years ago. He quit drinking and drugs, renounced skirt chasing, and was constantly professing...
The son almost never rises & foreplaying hard to get
Dec. 4 2012
Q: Two years ago, after dating a wonderful lady for a year, I married her and moved in with her. The problem is her 23-year-old son. He lives with us, has never held a job, doesn't go to school, and does...
The happiest place on girth
Nov. 27 2012
Q: I started taking medication that makes me fat — about 80 pounds overweight, which is a lot on a 5'7" female frame. Cutting calories and exercising will not change this, and I cannot stop taking...
Jenny from the blocked & Don Spawn
Nov. 20 2012
Q: I appreciate that you tell it like it is instead of telling people what they want to hear. I heard you on the radio saying that an online dating site isn't a very good venue for women over 40 who aren't...
The sorrow and the pretty & breaking the unsound barrier
Nov. 13 2012
Q: Do men in troubled relationships often seek someone to give them a nudge to get out? I often attract these men, some of whom I suspect just want a backup relationship before splitting with the wife....
The way of the nailgun & mao tse-tongue
Nov. 6 2012
Q: My boyfriend of four years is a wonderful man who makes me incredibly happy. He was there for me throughout my breast cancer, making me feel sexy, beautiful, and loved. I'm 43, divorced five years....
The call of doodie & silent knight
Oct. 30 2012
Q: Loved your response to the bored-out-of-their-gourds parents of the 1-year-old. I'm three months pregnant and a little worried in the wake of a recent dinner party. There were four sets of new parents...
Four wettings & a funeral
Oct. 23 2012
Q: My hubby and I had our first child last year, and we're so happy and proud to be the creators of the most adorable creature either of us has ever seen, but our marriage is tanking. We aren't naive;...
I got spew, babe & schlong story short
Oct. 17 2012
Q: You wrote in your column, "Men, especially, are compelled to ditch what's chasing them and chase what's trying to ditch them." It seems you're advising that the simple desire to love a man must be approached...

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