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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
Advice Goddess
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am
When I got married, I was a slim 6 feet 2, but I’ve gained a lot of weight. My wife gained about 20 pounds but recently lost that and more. I’ve been as high as 265, but I’m now at 2


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