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.

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She wants her ex-husband back

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He dates one woman off and on. It’s heartbreaking when he spends time with her. He says he’s not ready to move forward with me but says “never say never.”

Love Letters

How many dates does it take?

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Recently, I have been out with a few guys one or two times and haven’t felt a spark. How many dates do I have to go on before I can be sure whether it’s worth continuing?

Love Letters

We found out he has a child

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Will we ever sort out our roles in the child’s life — and be able to afford our own kids?


Amanda Palmer will help Lin-Manuel Miranda with Wesleyan’s ‘Hamilton Prize’

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“i’m excited to help usher in a new crop of forward-thinking art warriors to a place like wesleyan with this 4 year full-tuition scholarship,” Palmer tweeted Tuesday, of the new Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity.