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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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Wednesday, January 8,2014

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Eat, Pray, Barf And A Ruse By Any Other Name

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Jan. 8 — Q: My girlfriend and I just got back from vacationing in India, where we lived in an ashram (essentially a yoga camp) and she studied yoga and meditation for a month. Since we've been back, she’s been wearing a sari everywhere, which stands out completely he...
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Thursday, January 2,2014

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Down On His Luxe And The Flirt Locker

by Amy Alkon
Thursday, Jan. 2 — Q: I’ve always loved surprising my wife with expensive jewelry and lavish vacations. However, I lost my job, and my new job pays far less. There’s barely money for necessities, let alone luxuries. My wife has been very supportive, reassuring me, “...
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Thursday, December 26,2013

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Kin I See You Naked? And Making Stall Talk

by Amy Alkon
Thursday, Dec. 26 — Q: I’m 22 and deeply in love with the wrong person — my uncle-in-law (my mom’s sister’s husband). We started confiding in each other, one thing led to another, and we’ve been sleeping together for over a year. I’m so drawn to hi...
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

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The Rat Of The Litter And Ex And The City

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Dec. 18 — Q: For two months, I’ve been dating an awesome guy. He does sweet things like leaving cute notes on my windshield, but I worry about how he looks up to his older brother, who isn’t the greatest person. What’s most worrisome is how his brother tr...
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

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Wimp Daddy And Licking For Love

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Dec. 11 — Q: A woman wrote you about flirting relentlessly with a male classmate who seemed interested in her but may have been too timid to ask her out. You asked her, “If a man can’t endure a possible 10 seconds of rejection, is he the man you want with you w...
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Wednesday, December 4,2013

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Flesh Prince

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Q: My boyfriend of two years has always disparaged gentlemen's clubs. I truly believed him until he visited his family and I searched Google Maps on his computer for something in his hometown.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

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Some Like It Hot Mess And Bad Gratitude

by Amy Alkon
Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Q: Why do “helpless” women have men constantly doting on them, while women like me are deemed “too strong”? I was raised by a 1970s feminist and single mother. (“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle!”) At 21, I becam...
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Wednesday, November 20,2013

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Took The Wind Out Of Her Zales And Paradise Lust

by Amy Alkon
Q: Around Valentine’s Day, my beloved boyfriend of a year kept hinting about a big surprise. He’d been talking about moving in with me, and I was expecting a proposal and a ring. I got a fondue pot. I have two children and, apparently, the idea that a man should put a ring on a...
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