Amy Alkon


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Out of the blue, my boyfriend of two years broke up with me. Not long afterward, I saw pix on Facebook of him with some other girl. more

Jan 29, 2018 4:33 PM Advice

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I got dumped four months ago, and I’m still not sure what happened. All of my boyfriend’s explanations seemed vague, and the breakup really came out of nowhere. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:37 AM Advice


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However, though evolutionary psychologist David Buss, among others, finds that both men and women are deeply upset by infidelity—or the mere prospect of it—there seems to be a sex difference in who is more likely to go absolutely berserko over it. more

Jan 2, 2018 1:28 PM Advice


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I’m a married lesbian in my 50s. I blew up my happy marriage by having an affair with somebody I didn’t love and wasn’t even that attracted to. Now my wife, whom I love very much, is divorcing me. more

Dec 18, 2017 4:56 PM Advice

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I saw this gorgeous girl at the coffeehouse at the mall two months ago. It was totally love at first sight. I keep hanging out there hoping to see her again. Am I nuts, or does love at first sight really exist? more

Dec 4, 2017 5:29 PM Advice

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I want to get married and start a family, but beyond his not being divorced, he doesn’t want to marry again or have children… at this time. He says this could change in the future. more

Nov 20, 2017 4:55 PM Advice

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I’m an attractive woman, but I often photograph terribly, and I’m thinking of spending some money and having a professional photographer shoot some pics in a studio. more

Nov 7, 2017 11:22 AM Advice

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’m a very envious person, though I don’t act on it (meaning I don’t try to mess things up for people who are doing well). Where does envy stem from? How can I get rid of it? more

Oct 24, 2017 3:20 PM Advice


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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