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Wednesday, August 31,2011

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Guru, Interrupted

by Amy Alkon
Q: My husband is extremely analytical, to the point where he has a negative or argumentative response to almost anything I say ' including positive or even insignificant things. Then, when he makes some remark, unless I respond with “I agree” or “uh-huh,” he debates me. I’ve repeatedly asked him to stop making everything an argument, but he insists that he’s just giving his “honest opinion.” I go for counseling, but he refuses to, saying he won’t talk to “some stranger” about us. He’s turning my happy self into a miserable, depressed self.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

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Spring, chicken!

by Amy Alkon
The average guy is more likely to be attracted to “Barely Legal!” than “Almost Of Age To Retire To The Home.” This particular guy doesn’t seem to be average. Sure, he might have invited you to volleyball to be inclusive, but dates ' which he’s asked you on ' are very rarely a form of philanthropy.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

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Piece treaty & Sex and the cellar

by Amy Alkon
They’d gone from being a couple who didn’t have much sex to a nearly sexless one. You seemed to suggest that the guy bargain for sex from his wife: “Talk about how much sex you’d like, and how much she’s willing to provide, and work out a compromise.
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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

Advice Goddess

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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