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She’d rather spend time with her friends

All I hear is “friend this, friend that.”

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Hooked up with an ex

I’m wondering . . . was it even a good idea to re-enter each other’s lives, knowing our history?

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We’ll probably break up after graduation

I want to enjoy the time we have left together, but lately I feel so sad every time I’m around him.

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‘My boyfriend and I have two entirely different methods of fighting’

I’ve learned that when I am upset, I have to stay quiet, take a few deep breaths, and let myself calm down before I can come back to it. He wants to work it out now!

I don’t know how to fall in love

I have this nagging suspicion that the reason I can’t find love is because I don’t know how to fall in love.

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My wife is secretive when she socializes with co-workers

She constantly texts with and hangs out with people from work, excluding me from everything.

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I’m ready to unblock him

Personally I feel like I’m in a better state of mind and don’t think I’d ghost again.

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His ex sends him texts and videos

I don’t want to tell him to stop talking to her because I know that doesn’t lead to anything good, but I also would like his ex to respect my comfort level and relationship with him.

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Questioning the end of a long-distance relationship

My boyfriend and I dated for three years, and he just moved to the other side of the world to continue his studies.

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People keep telling her she dates like a guy

Do genders really have distinct styles when it comes to romance?

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‘I wish I could be OK with where things are’

To me, it feels like our story isn’t done yet. He and I went through so much together, and I could really see a legitimate future with him.

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She’s seen him twice in three years

She lives in Florida and he lives in New York.

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Things are falling apart now that we’re retired

Here we are, at the last and best times of our lives, and I am . . . totally isolated and alone.

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My wife lied about her evening with a famous athlete

There was more to this bachelorette party than just hanging out at the casino bar.

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We’ve matured . . . so now what?

I’m sure we’ve both changed; people’s mind-sets change a lot from their late teens to early 20s.

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I want more from my roommate

I tried to kiss him but he denied me, saying he would like to kiss me but had concerns about being roommates.

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I want a daily check-in

He goes days without acknowledging me. I’ve told him this is an issue for me, and he apologized and said he needs to be better about it.

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Getting dumped doesn’t get easier with age

You’d think as we get older, we’d learn to handle breakups like adults.

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Are we ready to move in together?

If we do that within the year, are we moving too fast?

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I know I can’t love him

I feel like I can’t ever really “love” again. As if that part of me is just ... irreparably broken.

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Is there a future with my ex?

Fast forward five years with no communication and boom — there he is.

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We said we’d check in 60 days after our breakup. Do I have to?

In hindsight, I’m rethinking that agreement.

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My husband of 20 years wants to separate

I suggested counseling and he said he does not believe it will help.

Do I have to use dating apps?

Honestly, I’m just very opposed to the idea of seeing a picture or two, a witty bio, and then deciding if I want to take a chance on a guy.

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In love with my best friend

This person is someone I hope will always be in my life; he is a friend I strongly value and respect. But as each day passes, it becomes harder and harder to pretend like these feelings for him aren’t there.

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A work crush has resurfaced

We caught up and I started to have feelings again.

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His child’s problems monopolize his life

Our plans get canceled at the last minute because the child is having trouble.

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How can I speed up his divorce?

I am now in the early stages of pregnancy; he had been telling me that he was getting divorced, so I stopped taking my birth control.

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It’s hard to date men who have kids

What are your thoughts on trying to date people with kids when I don’t have any?

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I don’t like his anger

Honestly, at first these just seemed like random one-offs but as time goes on I realize that it’s just his personality, maybe one part of himself that he hides at first.

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I figured out he has a long-distance girlfriend and I’m the other woman

For some reason I am still holding out hope that he might come to his senses and choose me.

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I’m ashamed of my feelings for an ex

Obviously, I want to shake this as soon as possible.

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He didn’t tell me his ex is pregnant

I am extremely sad and conflicted because my heart wants to stay and give it a try because he is an amazing person, but my head is telling me that this obstacle is more than I can handle.

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Why doesn’t he want to be with me now?

I was in a relationship for two years with a married man. I know ... very bad, not awesome.

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We had a whirlwind romance, then he got ‘confused’

I fell fast for a transfer student from Italy. But now he says he doesn’t want a girlfriend.

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Is my office crush reciprocated?

It hurts me to think about how I felt when we first saw each other — and that we aren’t together now.

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I texted my feelings

His non-response to my text hurt my feelings a bit. I would’ve appreciated some acknowledgment, even if he is still processing.

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The breakup feels temporary

I asked him to shut the door for good on the idea of us getting back together so I could move on, but he said he couldn’t.

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We stopped dating, but I still worry about his depression

If it weren’t for the illness, they would probably still be together.

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Should I break up with my boyfriend?

After a couple of months, I could feel myself falling in love with him, but that feeling seems to have plateaued.

Technology has turned us into pen pals

The thing is, technology let us go from a short-term but emotionally intense near-relationship to pretending to be “friends” who text and email overnight.

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I don’t know if she has feelings for me

I still don’t know if it’s even a date in her eyes, and I don’t know how to go about finding out how she feels.

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The guy I was dating proposed — to someone else

He’s still texting me. Do I tell her?

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He’s very mysterious

He’s so vaguely indifferent (or, as my friends call it, “sexy and mysterious”) that I only ever see him when we run into each other in the city.

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Is it too early to ask big questions?

Is it normal for me to think about things like kids or ask questions about the subject, even though we haven’t been together long?

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I don’t wish him the best

Recently he unblocked me and tried to add me back on Facebook, liked some of my pictures, and messaged me. I have yet to add him.

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My partner and I have bedroom problems

And I’m not talking about sex.

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Kissed my friend’s boyfriend

We both agreed it was only an innocent kiss that didn’t mean anything, but we don’t want to tell Amy.

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‘At least, I think it’s the end’

He ultimately broke up with me over FaceTime and ended up basically ghosting me.

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Third wheel in my own home

They joke my wife’s friend is her “real wife.”

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