Love Letters Columnist and Features Writer

Meredith Goldstein

Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. Her advice column, Love Letters, is a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn that has been running online and in the paper for nine years (as of 1/22/18). In 2018 she’ll release two books: “Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist,” a memoir (Grand Central), and “Chemistry Lessons” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a young adult novel about a young woman who tries to use science to manipulate her love life. Meredith loves all relationship and entertainment tips. She also loves cotton candy and Skittles.

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After five years, he’s the same guy

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“Back when I was 20 . . . I didn’t care that he didn’t really have any goals in life.”

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‘I’m going broke trying to keep us afloat’

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The apartment is expensive and has put a financial strain on both of us. I have a better job than my partner so I pay more than half of the rent.

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He needs to have a backbone with his family

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The issue is his family HATES me and the fact that we are together. They are extremely racist and will never accept me, my biracial children, or the age difference.

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We have a toddler and live with my partner’s parents. I’ve had enough

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I pay the bills, he saves his money for a house. But we’re not getting anywhere.