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Wednesday, February 13,2013

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Hawaii five-no & beta path to love

by Amy Alkon
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 in Hawaii together, but my friend's husband is making it difficult, saying no to every flight, activity, and hotel my friend and I propose.
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Tuesday, February 5,2013

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Indignation wants to be free & unhappy as a clam

by Amy Alkon
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 about this almost daily on Facebook, in sometimes blistering detail, and I'm truly embarrassed for her. She's looking for a job, and a prospective employer could see these posts (as could potential future boyfriends). Shockingly, not one of her 443 Facebook friends has suggested she put a lid on it.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

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When horndog met sally & the gift that keeps on giving you the creeps

by Amy Alkon
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, even while I was in a serious relationship. I deleted most, thinking he'd get the hint, and after my relationship ended, I hinted further by posting about how in love I still was with my ex.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

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Vroom with a view & life in the fastened-to-her lane

by Amy Alkon
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 girlfriend.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

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Nobody to codepend on & curb feelings

by Amy Alkon
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. She called with a crisis about what she was bringing, wearing, etc. (She always seems to have some crisis.)
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Tuesday, January 8,2013

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Talk blurty to me & her suction cup runneth over

by Amy Alkon
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 Nice Guy. If he waits too long, he gets dumped as a suspected commitment-phobe.
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Wednesday, January 2,2013

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Not just another pimply face & deck the halls, not the guests

by Amy Alkon
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 repulsed by her.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

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New kid on the Bloc & casing Amy

by Amy Alkon
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 on leave this summer, it was evident he hadn't let the relationship go. I reiterated that I just wanted friendship, but when I was back in Europe he emailed, asking if I still love him.
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Tuesday, December 18,2012

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His back to the wallet & fifty shades of gay

by Amy Alkon
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 my love. I have a professional job but much more modest means.
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Tuesday, December 11,2012

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Unlucky in shove & background checks and balances

by Amy Alkon
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 his love for me, so I took him back on the condition that he contributes financially.
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