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Wednesday, October 30,2013

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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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Wednesday, October 16,2013

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Golden Pond Scum And Soul Mite

by Amy Alkon
Q: I went to meet my girlfriend’s 90-year-old father. They have a conflicted relationship. He doesn’t “agree” with his daughter’s homosexuality, generally looks down on women, and believes they should be helpful, nice, pretty, and married to men. When we got t...
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

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Tease For Two And The Blocked Stallion

by Amy Alkon
Q: I'm dating a wonderful guy I'm totally in love with. He’s always looked up to his older brother, a very attractive guy who’s a real lady’s man. I’ve found myself behaving in some unsettling ways when we hang out with his brother, like fixing myself up beforehand ...
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Wednesday, October 2,2013

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Social Notworking And Battle Of The Divulge

by Amy Alkon
Q: My 40-something younger brother has been “friending” my hot female friends on Facebook, women I have befriended in real life whom he’s never even met! I said nothing at first. Then, one of these women posted a photo of herself, and I commented on it in a flirtatious wa...
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Wednesday, September 25,2013

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Office Despot And Wane Man

by Amy Alkon
Q: I just started a new job. My boss and I were having a meeting, and he started asking me about my personal life — whether I have a boyfriend, who I live with. No biggie. He then began grilling me as to why I don’t have a boyfriend and whether I’ve ever had one.
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Wednesday, September 18,2013

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Another Brick In The Wallow And Sum Girls

by Amy Alkon
Q: I’ve missed countless opportunities because I fail to speak up in the moment. A pretty girl smiles at me on the bus. Ten minutes later, I will wish I’d stayed on the bus and struck up a conversation. The same thing happens with business opportunities. At the critical moment ...
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Wednesday, September 11,2013

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Going Code Turkey And Taking Out The Trashing

by Amy Alkon
I broke up with a boyfriend a few years ago because I wasn’t getting what I wanted from him. I’d give him subtle cues, and when he didn’t respond in the ways I was hoping for, I blamed him for being thickheaded.
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Wednesday, September 4,2013

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Buy Meets Girl And Groin Pains

by Amy Alkon
Q: My previous relationship was passionate but was with an emotionally abusive man. I’ve been dating a new man for five months. I wasn’t initially attracted to him, but he ended up sweeping me off my feet because he’s the most generous man I’ve ever met. He’s ...
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

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Till Dead End Do Us Part And Everything Happens For A Raisin

by Amy Alkon
Q: I’ve been separated from my husband for two years. (Our divorce isn’t yet final.) A terrific man sought me out when he was breaking up with his girlfriend, but then he got back together with her and said we could only be friends.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

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When Hurry Met Sally And Wail Watching

by Amy Alkon
Q: I planned a cross-country trip to introduce my girlfriend of five months to my family. She just sprang on me that she wants my family to meet “all of” her, which includes her 9-year-old daughter. My family knows she has a child, and I really enjoy her daughter, but I’...
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