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Advice Goddess
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am
My boyfriend of three months is 22, and so am I. He tells me he loves me but is horrible about returning texts and calls and following through with dates. (He seems to ditch me if something better com
Advice Goddess
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am
After my girlfriend and I split up, I wrote a creative nonfiction piece about our breakup (changing some identifying details). I published it on a popular blog and linked to it on Facebook. We’r
Advice Goddess
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am
When I married five years ago, I was on the fence about having kids. I thought some parental gene might kick in, but it never did. Now, at 40, I’ve accepted that a childless marriage is best for
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am
This woman and I have been friends for a year. She’s a free spirit of sorts with zero boundaries. In the time I’ve known her, she’s been married and divorced and then engaged, and no
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
In your answer to “Dismayed,” the 32-year-old woman with a Ph.D. who was unimpressed by the men she was meeting, I was struck by how cold and calculating it all sounds: Women evolved to ma
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
My boyfriend and I are college juniors, happily together 10 months and living together for five. An article I read said it’s healthy to argue with your partner, and I got a little worried. We so
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
waking thoughts poem This poem was recently emailedto Illinois Times anonymously.I gained the sender’s OK to printit. I only altered it to fit the formI use in this space, and took theliberty to
Advice Goddess
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
This man I’ve been dating didn’t want anything serious. I don’t either. I explained that I just wanted to hang out and have fun. We were going out several times a week, sleeping toge
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 am
My fiancee insists on having our wedding at “THE most magical place to get married,” this beautiful lake resort. Her family’s well-off, but having it there creates a financial hardsh
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
I’m a recently divorced 40-something woman, now dating again, and I’m wondering what the guidelines are on how long to wait to have sex. I’m not interested in casual sex, but I have


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