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Dig, a new dating app for dog lovers, to host Fort Point bash

The dating service was founded by Newton-raised sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, who believe that dog-friendly humans make good teams.

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I don’t want to move for him

He says he is done with the distance, and it’s either I move there or this relationship is over.

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Missing my office relationship

I just feel like we can’t go back to being friends, because from day one, we were always a little bit more than that.

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What if he leaves me at 31?

Should I move out for a couple of months to give him space? Should we break up? Should I ride it out? I love him so deeply, but what if I am not his one? What if he’s never ready?

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I’ve always dated guys, but I think I’ve fallen for my female friend

They’re friends who share cuddle time. Is there something more going on here?

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When I found out she was still married, it crushed me

I’ve tried to explain that her not being honest to her husband/family and using me for an emotional and physical affair is just wrong. I still care for her, but now I just want to move forward with my life and forget about her.

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We made a pact to see each other in a year

We have been communicating through text and what we are finding out is that we need each other to get through this breakup — because our friendship and love for each other is so deep.

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Broke up with my meant-to-be

My whole life feels wrong, and I know I created all of this. I thought about having children with him. I thought he was the one.

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He invited me on a road trip — without his girlfriend

I’m not sure what to do because I don’t want to lose him from my life, but I also don’t think the way he’s handling himself with his current relationship is appropriate or fair.

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Breakup is necessary; rubbing it in ex’s face is not

I want to go back onto the dating apps like Tinder and Bumble but I don’t want him to know (i.e. if his friend sees me on there and sends him a screenshot).

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She won’t wait around forever

She has been dropping hints about not waiting around forever, but I can’t give her what she needs right now and the pressure is too much.

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If she has feelings for me, why does she keep dating other guys?

After being her rebound guy multiple times, he wonders if she’ll ever take him seriously.

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I slept with a guy at a wedding. What next?

Should I continue to try to see him? Does he actually like me?

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Getting him out of his cave

I want to give him his space and be supportive, but I also want to be with someone who wants to be with me. At what point do I assume it’s over and move on?

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We’re in love — and we’re deployed

I’m very worried that this distance will inhibit us from truly getting to know each other, masking potential flaws in our relationship or points of incompatibility.

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He doesn’t want her to try Botox

She wants to ward off wrinkles. He loves her as she is. But there may be a bigger issue here.

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Is it wrong to cut ties?

I demanded to know whether he was really into this, and he finally said he wasn’t. Now I’m hurt. I feel like he messed with my head.

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‘I believe in my heart that this is not the end of our journey’

When I saw him, though, he admitted he thought we should go on a break. I was floored. We had just made plans for him to attend a wedding with me in Europe.

Wedding bells are ringing, but justices of the peace aren’t getting the call

Justices of the peace, who long presided over non-religious weddings, are getting pushed out by one-day officiants. And they’re not happy about it.

6 tips for officiating a wedding

Some suggestions from justices of the peace, former one-day officiants, and couples who’ve been seen the best and worst of it.

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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!

Local bestsellers for the week ending 5/13

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

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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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After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

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