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Nurse Case Scenario

I have to go visit my mom, who's in the hospital in another state. She's really ill. Her boyfriend told me she's lost a lot of weight and it might be shocking to see her initially. I want to be strong for her, but I'm a big crier. I cry on every phone call, and it's awful. How do I show up for her and not let my feelings overwhelm me so she ...Read more

Charlie Brawn

If a guy is trying to amp up his attractiveness by working out, what areas of the body should he focus on? What do women notice and want? And how much of that can I get without any kind of surgery or dangerous potions? -- Office Bod

If a woman says to you, "You're like family to me," it shouldn't be because you have arms like her ...Read more

Assertiveness Draining

I met a guy, and he was very enthusiastic, calling and texting multiple times every day, almost obsessively. Soon after, I was having a really bad week: too much work, health issues with my parent...just really vulnerable. He said stuff like "I'd never leave you," "I'll never run away." Well, a couple of days later, he just vanished. I ...Read more

The Feud Pyramid

Two weeks ago, I finally dumped my totally abusive jerk of a boyfriend. I do miss him, but I know I made the right decision. I came to see that he was cruel, manipulative, sociopathic, and toxic. However, I stupidly went on Facebook and saw that he already has a new girlfriend! I'm so pissed that I was replaced so quickly. I do not want him ...Read more

Lewd Awakening

A guy I don't know well sent me a creepy Facebook message with pervy language. Next, he messaged me a bunch of tantra memes -- sex as a celebration, blah, blah, blah. It grossed me out. Why would a guy think he can be so blatantly sexual out of nowhere? What should you say to a guy who does this? -- Yuck

When a guy messaging you starts...Read more

Bilk and Honey

I'm a 27-year-old guy. I'm short, and honestly, I'm not that physically attractive. I am nice, funny, and on the fast track in my career. My friends say bluntly that the more money I make the more women will be interested in me. I'm sure that's true, but I'm interested in falling in love, not just finding a gold digger. Advice? -- Ambitious ...Read more

Meme Girls

I keep reading about how detrimental social media usage is, with people avoiding face-to-face interaction and feeling inferior when they see everyone else looking gorgeous and having fabulous lives. Would you recommend taking regular breaks from social media? -- Instagrammer Girl

Put on 10 pounds recently? No problem! There's surely an...Read more

The Filet of the Land

I'm a 36-year-old single man. I see buying a woman dinner as a nice part of courting. Lately, however, women keep pretending to be interested in me only to vanish after I've taken them out for an expensive dinner. How can I avoid women who just want to use me as a meal ticket? -- Duped

A first date should be an opportunity to get ...Read more

The Incredible Sulk

I'm a married lesbian working on having another baby with my fab wife. My new best friend is an attractive straight girl who lives in another state. We talk and text every day. It isn't sexual or romantic at all, but my friend gets me in a way that, I'm sorry to say, my wife does not. My wife seems jealous. I've noticed her moping around ...Read more

Baptism By Liar

I was talking with this guy whom I've known for over six years who lives a plane ride away. It was late at night on a weekend, and he was saying all this mushy sexy stuff and how he wanted to fly me out to his city, blah, blah, blah. Afterward, he never called or texted again. It's been weeks now. He's done this before -- come on really hot ...Read more

The Heart Is a Clonely Hunter

I've heard that we're romantically attracted to people who look like us. Is that true? I don't think any of my boyfriends have looked anything like me, but I have seen couples who look so similar they could be related. -- Wondering

You can kinda see the merits of dating your doppelganger: "I'm looking for myself, but as someone else so...Read more

 

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