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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Advice Goddess

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

Advice Goddess

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

Advice Goddess

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

Advice Goddess

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

Advice Goddess

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

Advice Goddess

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

Advice Goddess

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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Tuesday, December 4,2012

Advice Goddess

The son almost never rises & foreplaying hard to get

by Amy Alkon
Q: Two years ago, after dating a wonderful lady for a year, I married her and moved in with her. The problem is her 23-year-old son. He lives with us, has never held a job, doesn't go to school, and does nothing but eat, sleep, and poop. I've worked since I was 14, my wife and I both work hard now, and it's grating to have such laziness always in my face.
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Tuesday, November 27,2012

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The happiest place on girth

by Amy Alkon
Q: I started taking medication that makes me fat — about 80 pounds overweight, which is a lot on a 5'7" female frame. Cutting calories and exercising will not change this, and I cannot stop taking this drug. It alleviates a serious mental health problem, allowing me to function normally, which is pretty much a miracle. Still, thanks to my weight gain, I am getting super-depressed.
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