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Wednesday, March 26,2014

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The Fastidious And The Furious And Better Sherlock Holmes And Gardens

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Mar. 26 — Q: My boyfriend of nine years is extremely messy, while I prefer things tidy and clean. Cajoling, asking, and flat-out begging him for consideration and help on this hasn’t worked, nor have tactics like establishing certain areas for clutter.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

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Serf’s Up! And Sex Degrees Of Separation

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Mar. 19 — Q: My boyfriend works at a hardware store and can fix things, and in the past six months, his sister and her husband have asked him to install their new kitchen faucet, mend their fence (with the husband’s help), and assemble a lawnmower. They are lawyers a...
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

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Save The Wails And Snot To Trot

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Mar. 12 — Q: Are guys scared of politically active women? My boyfriend of two months just broke up with me over my support for animal rights, and I’ve generally had difficulty keeping boyfriends because of this. This boyfriend was bothered by two incidents. In the first, I got into an argument about zoos with one of his friends at a party. Another time, we were driving alongside a car with a pro-hunting bumper sticker, and I rolled down my window and shouted something to the driver. I’m trying to do good — protect creatures without a voice. Does that mean I don’t deserve a boyfriend?
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

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Fool Disclosure And Bambi Meets Waiterzilla

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Mar. 5 — Q: On a business trip, I drank WAY too much with some work friends and ended up kissing a random girl I met at a bar, despite my having a girlfriend I love very much. I feel horrible. Until now, I’d never cheated on a woman. Is it crazy to want to tell my gi...
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Wednesday, February 26,2014

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When Harry Met Hairy And Dial Another Day

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Q: My girlfriend of six months just stopped shaving her legs and armpits. I think she is so sexy — except for this.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

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The Grating Outdoors And Friskies Sour

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Q: This great girl I’ve been dating just invited me on a camping trip. Frankly, there is nothing I would like to do less. I hate camping, and I won’t know anyone but her.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

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Pamper-Resistent

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Feb. 5 — Q: After six years with a lazy and ambitionless boyfriend, I found a funny, loyal, caring boyfriend I love, with a solid career and a good work ethic. He pays his share of our bills and even does our laundry! The problem is, at 28, he is SO incredibly spoiled by h...
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Wednesday, February 5,2014

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A Good Time Was Jihad By All And The Deadliest Kvetch

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Feb. 5 — Q: I’m good friends with the woman next door, but she and her husband fight constantly in front of me and others. Recently, we were all in their car. She was driving, and he repeatedly told her everything she was doing wrong. Then he called to order a pizza,...
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Wednesday, January 22,2014

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Dinner And A Second Mortgage? And Sigh Tunes

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Q: I know you’ve discussed how the guy should pay on the first few dates. I’ve been dating a pretty fabulous woman for a month, and I’m dipping into my savings to take her out to the sort of restaurants she’s used to. I earn a decent livin...
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Wednesday, January 15,2014

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Weirding Bells Are Ringing And Pottery Will Get You Nowhere

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Jan. 15 — Q: I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in four months and haven’t been able to think of a guy to be my date. I recently met a guy at a party. He is the friend of a friend and is cute and funny and seemed really nice. He lives two hours away, so it isn’t ea...
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