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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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Wednesday, November 13,2013

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Moody Call And The Blurt Locker

by Amy Alkon
Q: Ten months ago, while studying abroad, I had one wonderful night with a girl. We kissed and danced the night away. She lives in Brazil, but we’ve communicated regularly via Skype and email. I’ve never felt such a strong connection. Recently, I asked what she wanted, and she ...
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

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Happily Ever Asshole and Mild Kingdom

by Amy Alkon
Q: My husband of a year is the most selfish, inconsiderate, cold-shouldered man I’ve ever known. He’s 24; I’m 22. He behaved similarly when we were dating, but when he proposed, he made promises to treat me better, and I believed him. Well, we pretty much only do what he ...
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Advice Goddess

The Butt Stops Here

by Amy Alkon
Q: My husband and I both smoked pot regularly, but I quit several years ago, and he began smoking nightly. I kept encouraging him to quit because it makes him mentally disappear. He goes through periods when he doesn't smoke (mostly because of my nagging), and then we’re able to conn...
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