Meredith Goldstein

Goldstein is an entertainment reporter and advice columnist for The Boston Globe and Her advice column Love Letters runs daily on and appears in The Boston Globe on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The Names column, which Goldstein writes with Mark Shanahan, runs Monday through Friday and every Sunday in the paper. She welcomes letters from the lovelorn -- and all tips about celebrities spotted around Boston.

Latest stories


Instagram star Tuna comes to town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

The long line in front of the Revere Hotel’s Theatre 1 was for the dog, which has more than 776,000 Instagram followers.


Celtics are offline, but not Jared Sullinger

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

Sullinger joined students in the computer lab at McLaughlin Middle School in Manchester, N.H., part of which the Celtics subsidized.

Love Letters

He calls to gloat


Q. My ex officially dumped me about eight months ago. I say “officially” because last year he played with my emotions and constantly went back and forth about wanting to stay together or break up. We were together for five years -- much emotional abuse on both our parts and physical abuse on his part. The relationship was TOXIC. Fast forward: I am doing well in all ways, I do not feel miserable anymore, and I am actually smiling often. The issue: He continues to contact me sporadically through text messages and phone calls. Whenever he tries to reach out, he claims it’s because he wants to apologize and ask for forgiveness.


‘Salem’ gets big ratings and a Manson theme song

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

The new WGN America scripted series, which drew 2.3 million viewers during its debut, will have a new theme song.