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How long do I wait to reach out?

So the highs consisted of us laughing, loving, enjoying each other again. And the lows were discussing our past issues, our present issues, and how we prevent them from being future issues. And he couldn’t handle it. He left me.

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When is it worth trying long-distance?

We’ve had a lot of fun together, and the relationship has been a positive thing in my life, but at times it has also felt like more work than it should be.

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Is there such a thing as a ‘sophisticated’ breakup?

After his infidelity, she just wants to move on and be happy.

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He forgets to introduce me as his girlfriend

When I brought this up, he said he doesn’t want to make other people feel uncomfortable by being affectionate, which I think is honestly ridiculous.

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My boyfriend is a disorganized mess in the apartment

He often leaves things (like a glass in the bathroom or even in the shower!) where they don’t belong, forgets to turn off the stove or lights, etc.

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He didn’t want kids, so I ended it. But now he says he’s changed his mind

Do I believe him and give this another chance, or stay with my new guy?

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A quarter-life crisis breakup?

I don’t know if he felt it was emasculating for him to be with a woman who will eventually be a physician. That wouldn’t be a fixable problem.

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Relationship troubles after a miscarriage

I haven’t spoken to him about any of this because I think it would break his heart.

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‘He just isn’t the way he used to be’

He became so arrogant that he doesn’t even allow us to talk things out. He calls for phone sex, and otherwise we don’t talk very much.

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The downside to dating a younger man

She really likes him, but wonders if the 10 year age difference will always be a problem.

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From casual to serious ...

Mainly, I want him to say, “It would be amazing for us to live in the same town and try this.” He hasn’t.

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She’s worried about her friend’s dating decisions

She met someone on Tinder, and because they lived in the same town, she let him pick her up at her house — so he knows her home address, and she’s never met him. This isn’t the 1950s and she’s not going to a sock hop!

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She’s e-mailed more than 350 men

I have e-mailed more than 350 men on the dating site to spark some interest, and nothing ever happens.

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My boyfriend said he was vegetarian like me. His fridge revealed the truth

He lied about other things, too. Do I trust my gut on this one?

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She’s OK with the breakup, but he’s not

I feel heartless since I’m not even close to heartbroken or upset, and I don’t know if I should be feeling differently.

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‘I am not sure I want him to come with me’

For all of his kindness, he does have some aspects of his personality that really conflict with mine.

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Why a March letter writer might not have gotten a second date

I realized, he might be talking about me!

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I love her, but I feel like I’m her boy toy

Will his recently separated older girlfriend ever get serious about him?

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We can’t bring each other home

We have spent one night at my house and one at his, when our families were out of town, but that was a rare opportunity. I think taking a step we aren’t ready for would ruin our relationship.

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It started with a cheat

Trust me, I still feel extremely guilty about this.

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‘I think he actually feels that people who eat meat are bad people’

I have doubts about whether my boyfriend and I share core values. He is vegan and a bit of an evangelist about it.

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I love him, but he’s old enough to be my dad. Can it work?

The man she loves is 25 years her senior. Is it crazy to think they could really have a life together?

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‘Why doesn’t he want me to go out with his roommates?’

It’s not that it’s a guys-only night. His one roommate always brings his on-again, off-again girlfriend, so I don’t understand why he wouldn’t want me to go.

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‘He’s in no hurry to make me his wife’

Since we’ve been living together, we’ve started to pay off his debt, which is great, but it makes me a little uncomfortable because we aren’t married.

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The trouble with a long-distance breakup

The challenges were real. He was busy, I was depressed. His future was full of promise but my path forward was falling away before my eyes.

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Time to send the breakup emoji?

Her boyfriend’s flirty social media behavior crosses lines.

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Am I unhappy with him or just unhappy?

I voiced concerns, and he asked if I felt this way because I’m unhappy with other areas of my life. I don’t think he’s wrong, but I also don’t know if I could see myself marrying him.

Asking for a friend

I don’t want to put her in the position of needing to choose between her boyfriend and her friend. At the same time, I also don’t want to make her feel bad for giving him additional chances.

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I found naked pictures from 2015

I was using the computer in our house and I saw a folder in his email called “photos.”

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He dumped me, then wanted me back when I found someone new

How do I stop second-guessing my last breakup and move on with the great guy I’ve met?

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I’m supporting his family

At this point, I have to decide if I want to stay with him, which would consist of me supporting him, his kids, and his ex-wife ...

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Should I miss him more?

The first week was really tough, but since then I’m basically living as I did when I was single — except now I get correspondence every day.

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Trying to balance family and boyfriend

I am currently in a relationship with this charming and handsome guy. We have been together for six months now. The issue is my mother.

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‘John’ is really good for her but her heart belongs to Rafael

My parents adore John, but those who know a different side of me (best friend, sister, etc.) think I’m settling.

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My homesick boyfriend said he was moving out, so I gave him a shove

I was hurt when he said he was returning to his old job back home. Now I worry I forced him out.

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Still thinking about the bartender

Years ago, I was frequenting a fancy bar with a close female friend and noticed that the bartender was interested in me.

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Jealous of his college friend

I do not want to disclose my feelings of jealousy to him because I’ve told him about these kinds of feelings before. Should I talk to him about it?

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When does it make sense to move for a long-distance partner?

I happily fled frosty Massachusetts; is it crazy to let love drag me back?

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She regrets sending nude pics

“I made a terrible mistake . . . one night because I wanted him to stop bothering me.”

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A vacation romance she can’t forget

They met while she was on vacation in the UK. They walked on the beach, had dinner, spent the night together. Now she can’t stop thinking about him.

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Is he using me in case he can’t salvage things with his wife?

My boyfriend’s divorce isn’t final, and I’m angry about time he spent with his ex and their kids.

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She might want kids . . . later

He is 100 percent sure he doesn’t want kids and I’m about 80 percent sure that I don’t want children.

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She’s thinking about leaving her wife

Fast forward to now, and I feel that I have everything I want; house, job security, and family. But I am feeling unfulfilled in this marriage.

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We feel so guilty

We love each other, but we feel like we are very bad people for having done this to a friend.

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When a crush tells you ‘maybe down the road,’ is there any chance?

We had an outstanding first date, but I couldn’t get a second one. What’s really going on?

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Losing a first love

He told me that he still liked me a lot and missed me and wished things would have worked out.

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He’s taking a poll. Is ‘grilled cheese’ sex or not?

He is really confused. Do most people consider a grilled cheese as two people having sex? He says it is. His girlfriend says it isn’t. He will be compiling the results of the feedback/survey.

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The red flags screamed at me

I assumed that because he was 40, he’d be a bigger man. How can I move on from this?

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