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Amy Alkon

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My boyfriend who dumped me says he wants to be friends (talk to me, see me sometimes), but I’m not ready for that because I’m still in love with him. more

Sep 25, 2017 2:36 PM Advice

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This annoying guy at my gym keeps asking me out. I’m always polite, saying, “Would love to, but sorry, I’m really busy.” more

Sep 11, 2017 1:11 PM Advice

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In looking for love, a number of people confuse “the chase” with something closer to criminal stalking. more

Aug 28, 2017 12:39 PM Advice

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A stressed-out woman wants to talk about her feelings; a stressed-out man wants to gun down 87 slobbering zombies on his phone in hopes that his feelings get bored with him and go away. more

Aug 14, 2017 11:06 AM Advice

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My otherwise wonderful husband always leaves his wet towel on the bed (on my side!). I’ve asked him countless times to stop doing this, but I don’t think he’s being passive-aggressive or anything. more

Jul 31, 2017 12:54 PM Advice

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I wouldn’t be interested even if he were single, and I’ve been giving subtle hints, like “ha-ha…gotta go,” right after he says something provocative, but it isn’t working. more

Jul 18, 2017 3:37 PM Advice

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My girlfriend and I broke up recently, so I’m back in the dating pool. Do you think online dating is a good way to meet people? If so, which are the best dating sites? more

Jul 3, 2017 12:00 PM Advice

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My girlfriend of two years had me help her download photos from her phone, and I found about two dozen close-ups of her private parts. more

Jun 19, 2017 3:26 PM Advice

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Not exactly a first-date question: “So…did you get your boobs from your mom’s side of the family or from some doc’s Yelp review?” more

Jun 5, 2017 5:08 PM Advice

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It’s depressing when the only place you’re ever “registered” is at the DMV. more

May 22, 2017 4:57 PM Advice

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A dear friend who’s also a co-worker just went through a breakup with her girlfriend, and she’s devastated. I don’t know what to tell her. I’ve tried everything. more

May 17, 2017 12:40 PM Advice

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Two years ago, I met this beautiful, intriguing girl. I gave her my number, but she never called. Last week, she texted out of the blue. Weird! more

May 9, 2017 4:00 PM Advice

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My boyfriend of five years has gotten super moody. He picks fights with me and even gets a little verbally abusive and condescending. I know he’s a good guy, and I want to help him sort through his stuff. more

May 1, 2017 3:27 PM Advice

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I grabbed my boyfriend’s phone to look something up, and I found a Google search for local massage places that offer “happy endings.” more

Apr 24, 2017 3:43 PM Advice

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She’s prodding me to say “I love you” repeatedly throughout the day, and she blows up at me for not doing it enough. Though I do love her, the required affirmations feel hollow. more

Apr 18, 2017 4:40 PM Advice

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I love my boyfriend; however, I feel bad that he never buys me presents. He did when we were dating, and he buys himself extravagant stuff. more

Apr 7, 2017 4:41 PM Advice

I’m a woman in my 30s. I was married for five years, but now, thank God, I’m divorced and about two years into a wonderful new relationship. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:05 PM Advice

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This “cover your plate” thing is not a rule. It’s just an ugly idea that’s gained traction in parts of the country—those where bridezillas have transformed getting married into a fierce social deathmatch, the wedding spendathalon. more

Mar 27, 2017 4:22 PM Advice

Confessing your crush to your married co-worker is like arranging a transfer to her—of your 26-pound tumor: “His name is Fred. He enjoys fine wine, banned preservatives, and cigarette smoke. I hope you’re very happy together!” more

Mar 20, 2017 5:30 PM Advice

My problem is that I’ll go on one or two dates with a girl and then get the whole “I just wanna be friends.” more

Mar 13, 2017 2:34 PM Advice

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