Splendor in the grass cuttings & steaks on a plate
Oct. 9 2012
Q: I married a domineering man 20 years my senior. We have two college-age kids. I've spent the past 22 years (half my life) navigating his ill-temperedness and high expectations, and my life is often...
Hell in a hen basket and mean & hungry
Oct. 3 2012
Q: Seven months ago, when I met my boyfriend, I had no idea he had so many female friends. I’m 26; he's 30. I understand having opposite-sex friends to get perspective on dating, but he's like one...
Scold mountain and brawl in the family
Sept. 25 2012
Q: The guy I've sorta been seeing travels around making videos for an extreme sports company but lives two hours away in the mountains. We met through a mutual friend, went to dinner and then had sex....
The tweakest link & all tied up in hots
Sept. 18 2012
Q: I met this man, and it was instant attraction. I'm a 40-year-old woman with my own place, a car and a good job, and he's an ex-convict who served four years in prison for selling meth. He's very loving,...
Apocalypse meow & homo on the range
Sept. 11 2012
Q: For years, a group of us girls has gone camping, to dinner, to concerts, etc. Our husbands do their own thing together while we hang out. When they bring a new guy into their circle, they seem to think...
Alive & welded and he leicas the last lady
Sept. 4 2012
Q: What is an appropriate amount of togetherness time for a couple? My 9-year-old son spends half the week with me, plus every other weekend. My girlfriend of a year wasn’t happy with only the other...
Bride and zoom & gone with the schwinn
Aug. 28 2012
Q: I'm in love, and I just said yes to marrying the man of my dreams. We've only known each other for two months, but we're in the Peace Corps. You really see the core of a person when conditions are not...
Catfight club and two shrieks to the wind
Aug. 28 2012
Q: My boyfriend of two years is best friends with his ex. During their 14-year relationship, he says they had a codependency, becoming each other's social world. They were still roommates when we started...
The Dark Mite & just tasing
Aug. 17 2012
Q: I've been separated from my wife for three years, but I find myself craving her. I say "crave" because I don't think I ever really loved her. We only got together 15 years ago because she asked me out
Attention defici—oooh, shiny!
Aug. 8 2012
Q: My girlfriend of eight months has ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). She was diagnosed about 10 years ago, in her early 20s
Love me tinder & mommy disappearest
Aug. 1 2012
Q: I met a woman, and we hit it off like wildfire. It seemed everything she said and did was perfect. In six months, we were engaged. She and her four kids moved in with me and my two kids. Shortly afterward,...
Better luck nest time & you deplete me
July 25 2012
Q: For nine months, I've been having fun seeing a nice woman a few times a week. We're both 50ish. I told her I didn't want a serious relationship. She went along with this but now clearly wants more....
Bitter homes and gardens & making shove last
July 18 2012
Q: If your wife says another man's name while making love, what does that mean? It was her ex's name — my stepson's dad. She apologized, saying it was only because she remembered needing to call...
Dew drop your pants & snail male
July 11 2012
Q: I broke up with my guy a while ago, which was the right thing to do. But, I’ve found myself hooking up with guys for no reason other than getting caught in a provocative moment. Of course, as...
You lite up my life & stare way to heaven
April 4 2012
Q: A guy wrote you about a girl he sees at a coffee shop — a girl he suspects is out of his league. You said the way to know for sure is by asking her out. Bad Advice Goddess! This suggests that...
Pest wife regression & Speaking ill of the dud
Nov. 30 2011
Q: Two years ago, my man left his 22-year marriage to be with me, but he told me he loved his former wife and would always want a friendship with her. I accepted that (I m friends with my ex), but I m...
April 20 2011
Nodding off hill & keeping a lady hating
This American strife & Love is bland
April 13 2011
Q: My boyfriend of 10 months asked me for my idea of a romantic evening, and I said I think it’s really romantic to make dinner together. He asked for specifics, and I ended up pretty much describing...
Too-big love & take a rein check
April 6 2011
Q: I’m an older woman (almost 50) in a six-year live-in relationship with a 25-year-old guy. The problem is he wants to sleep with other girls. I understand his need to be with other girls, especially...
Miffed connection & Leave actually
March 30 2011
Sometimes, the reason is that they are nervous and socially awkward and burp out the first thing they can that’s made of words

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