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Dating as a single mom

I feel like dating was already hard before all this, and when I do date again it will just be harder.

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Disappointed by a camp relationship

A week after my visit, he became distant – texted me less frequently, slowly diminished his interest, etc.

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I’m sick of guys who just want to text on dating apps

I’m not looking for a pen pal, so I set a deadline for dates.

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Am I a secret?

It was difficult not to be invited to parties with friends and family during the holidays.

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Should I send a text for closure?

I ignored him for a week and felt empowered at first. But now that I have not heard back from him, I don’t feel empowered anymore.

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She won’t kiss me anymore

To make matters worse, she tells me she is self-conscious but still posts pictures of herself on social media.

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I support my unemployed boyfriend, and I’ve had enough

I dumped him when I found out he was hanging out with his ex. Then he started making some big promises. Do I believe him?

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He kissed someone else

She had initiated it and then he pulled away, telling her to stop.

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My friend’s husband is on Tinder

Do I let my friend know what I saw, having no proof, or just keep my mouth shut while she may be living with an unfaithful spouse?

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He has superstar potential

I feel at my age (46) I don’t want a relationship with so much negativity. I’m trying to break up with him but I truly love him.

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‘I’m engaged to a wonderful man, but I might not want to marry him’

My relationship now is calm, steady, and comforting, but I always find myself missing the crazy passion I’ve had in past relationships.

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I’ve fallen in love with my roommate

It’s reminded me of a snowball rolling down a hill, gaining momentum.

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By far the most popular letter of the 2018 inspired readers to give practical, empathic advice — and lots of it.

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Waiting for him to sort out his life

There is a slight catch — he lives with his ex-girlfriend.

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Should I pursue these feelings?

I met him last year (I’m in college) and we’ve been rather close.

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‘I still wear the ring every day’

I have put the bottle down for my health and those who care about me.

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I feel like I’m dating my future husband. Is this the real deal?

A twentysomething dater worries she’s setting herself up for heartbreak.

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Holding my tongue around my fiance’s sister

Since then, every interaction has been a relentless onslaught of backhanded compliments about my looks, the food I make, the wedding venue, my planning of the wedding, you name it.

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He doesn’t want more than a hookup

Is it possible for me to be friends with this guy and just let things unfold as they should?

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‘Does he even think about the past six years?’

For many months, I’ve tried to make myself understand why I get to feel so broken and sad and he doesn’t. Why is it that he so easily found happiness elsewhere, and I’m expected to do the same?

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I want to take the next steps now

Now, I understand that he doesn’t want to rush into marrying me, especially since we moved in together only a couple of months ago, but it kills me to wait.

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Fell for my boss

There was just one problem: He was my boss. Then there was a second: He was already spoken for.

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Came home one day and my boyfriend had moved out!

He never said a word about his plan to leave, but get this — he thinks we can keep dating.

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I got the cheek

She tried to give me a hug and I asked if I could kiss her.

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He doesn’t post pictures of us on social media

I dislike having to watch him share it all on social media — the fact that he is out with his friends. I feel like that’s something I can’t force him to do with me, and I understand that his friends time is time for himself.

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I’m sick of dating

I mean, at what point does it become actual insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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We love each other, but I’m doing all the planning and paying

I plan the dates, I organize our events, I pay for almost all of it, even. I’m independent, but I wish he would just initiate something.

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He doesn’t have a car

He’s smart and sweet ... and he has no car and works full-time as a bartender, which means he’s around a lot of “partying,” which he’s told me himself.

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Should I enjoy him until I graduate?

Something that’s preventing me from moving forward is the fact that we go to a tiny college and I see him every single day.

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She reached out on social media

I’m not sure if I should do something about this or just let it be a crush – especially since I don’t even live locally and I’m not sure when I would move back there.

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They’re just friends, but he wants more

I’d like to lay out my feelings for her, but I don’t know how.

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I don’t want to stay home anymore

I feel like my husband is oppressive. I want to get out of the house more and see more of my friends without him.

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This relationship is a nightmare

He goes out drinking with work pals and comes home drunk at 2 a.m., throwing up after spending money he doesn’t have on alcohol.

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She’s still waiting on his answer

I finally spilled the beans to my college best friend that I have feelings for him.

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My boyfriend confessed he kissed a co-worker while drunk. What now?

I gave him the third degree, but I’m not sure I can trust him.

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Can I get therapy and date at the same time?

Do you think I can continue to make the same progress with myself in therapy AND foster a potential new relationship at the same time?

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He says we can’t overcome the distance

Our feelings toward one another feel very mutual, yet he continues to stay firm about not being able to handle distance.

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Sharing friends with my ex

Unfortunately, what I initially loved about this has led to some social consequences post-breakup.

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From living together to long-distance

We’ve been through a lot and truly make each other happy when we’re together, but the distance has brought new problems to this relationship and has made me see a different side of him.

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Keeping our relationship going after college has been tough

Now that we’ve graduated, he seems to be putting distance between us. Can love last at 22?

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‘Did I make a major mistake?’

We were compatible, but she no longer met any of my emotional needs. Yet I question my decision.

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The midterms have affected our relationship

As our relationship continues and the midterms approach, my anxiety over politics and current events has grown.

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Navigating a big breakup

He said he didn’t want to hurt me, but he broke me so bad.

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I want this second try to work

“I’m wondering whether I made the right decision and how to make things better this time around.”

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Should I go to the wedding?

I want to go to that wedding but I do not want to face his friends or his ex-girlfriend. I do not feel welcomed.

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I’m the Oprah of dating advice, but haven’t ever had a relationship

I’m good at helping friends through their relationship dilemmas. I’m not good at finding romance for myself.

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Waiting to leave our spouses

Both of our marriages aren’t the best, but we are both still married to other people.

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‘It all started because of a dream’

‘It all started because of a dream’

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‘I figured if we kept hanging out, she would fall for me’

She wanted their dates to stay casual, he wanted more. Now she’s giving him the silent treatment.

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He wants more time with his kids

Also, he plans a lot of business travel on “my” days so it’s not exactly like I get my 50 percent either way.

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