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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.


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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Even after five years as part of a couple, I think of an old crush every day

Why can’t I get an old flirtation out of my mind?

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He sent his ex a Valentine’s Day text

She’s in a different country, so I know he isn’t physically cheating, but I found messages of him saying he “misses her.”

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Ignored after a breakup

He has completely ignored me and won’t let me in in the slightest way. Why has he chosen to ignore me in such a brash way?

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I have a thing for a stranger on Instagram. How do I meet him?

Based on his posts, I have a feeling we’re a match, but I don’t know how to get his attention.

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He removed her as his beneficiary

When I questioned why he would do that, he replied he was “mad at me.”

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Dating again, but comparing everyone to her

If I do pursue getting back together, how do you recommend reinitiating things and making it sustain?

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He’s suspicious of my male friends

He always says “you can go hang out with your friends if you want to, but I don’t like it, and eventually it will probably be what ends us.”

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Is our open relationship too open?

I don’t know how to revisit this conversation to tell him that the idea of him hooking up with my friend makes me uncomfortable.

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I think my boyfriend still has a thing for his ex

I’ve stooped to snooping on his phone and computer, though it only seems to make things worse.

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Now that he’s graduated, we’re drifting apart

Lately, I’ve been feeling a weird vibe from him. My daily Snapchats and text messages from him have gotten few and far between, and I always have to be the one to request to Facetime.

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‘I can’t seem to date anyone decent’

All the men I’ve dated in the past year turn out to be addicted to sex, emotionally unavailable, gaslighty, or terrified of any level of commitment.

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She’s moving in, but what she really wants is marriage

Her divorced boyfriend never wants to get hitched again, but she hopes living together will change that.

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He likes to party with his female friend

For the first six months, he spoke about her all the time and said, “She’s like my sister — of course I’m going to talk about her.”

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