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Wednesday, August 10,2011

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Hold me, tightwad & Too mosh for information

by Amy Alkon
What kind of disturbed cheapskate tells his girlfriend she’s lucky he didn’t charge her for rent, gas, and electric on all those nights she didn’t drag herself out of his bed and drive home immediately after sex? But, wait ' it gets better.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

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When you wish upon a Ringo Starr & Aisle be embarrassing you

by Amy Alkon
While it must seem like aliens came down and swapped out your brain for Mrs. Cleaver’s, it’s possible that the culprit is the release, during sex, of oxytocin, a hormone nicknamed “the hug drug” and “the cuddle chemical.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

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So, his wild oats & Fade to blackheads

by Amy Alkon
divorce (from a 10-year marriage) would soon be final. (It will be at the end of this month.) She then played matchmaker. He and I have been dating for three months. Things were going fabulously ' until a few nights ago. We were picking a movie to watch on his laptop, and I noticed one of his browser pages was opened to Match.
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Wednesday, May 4,2011

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The ultrasound of silence & Mommy dirtiest

by Amy Alkon
Your fiancee was a teen mother way back before you’d get a reality series for that and has now spent over a third of her life being somebody’s mommy.
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

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by Amy Alkon
Q: I’ve been married for 10 years. I’m 43, well-educated, financially well-off, and fit. My husband and I are wonderful friends, and I love him dearly. However, for reasons he won’t tell me, he decided eight years ago that he was no longer interested in sex. He says it&rs...
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

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This American strife & Love is bland

by Amy Alkon
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 what my last boyfriend and I used to do: have wine and cheese, burn this particular incense I love, listen to “This American Life,” then make dinner together.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

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Too-big love & take a rein check

by Amy Alkon
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 at his age. Although I consented, I love him and cannot bear the thought of this.
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Wednesday, March 30,2011

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Miffed connection & Leave actually

by Amy Alkon
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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Wednesday, March 16,2011

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’Can you hear me now?’ & Must love dogs in bed

by Amy Alkon
Q: I have an online dating issue. When a man and I are going to have our first phone chat, I set up a specific day and time so we don’t have to play phone tag. This allows me to schedule around it and be prepared and at my computer viewing his profile when we talk. I take the man’s number and call him, because I’m not comfortable giving out mine right away. During my several years of online dating, the percentage of guys who aren’t there at the planned time has been about 90. Many never contact me again, even to explain or apologize.—Feeling Very Stood Up
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

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Ingrate Expectations and Say Cheesy

by Amy Alkon
Q: I fear my husband has some disability in regard to apologizing. Monday was his birthday. I had a terrible cold, but put myself on enough meds to cook him a wonderful meal and dessert. I felt too sick for sex, so I offered up a, um, very personal massage, but he refused. Later, when I asked for a hug as we got into bed, he said, “I don’t think so.” The next day, he was grumpy and distant. When I finally called him on it, he said he was sexually frustrated (despite the fact that we usually have sex three times a week). The following day, he acted like everything was normal, but I still wanted an apology. I said, “It’d be nice if you’d give me a hug and say, ‘I really appreciate everything you did and I’m sorry for being grumpy.’” He got mad and stormed out, which is typical. The closest he ever comes to apologizing is angrily blurting out that he’s sorry.—Still Waiting
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