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Part One

I have been reading your column for over a year and found it a revelation. To me, you two are the voice of reason. You are free to laugh, but when I feel like things have been bad in the love department, I go through your archives and read your articles. If it weren’t for […]

Tipping The Scales

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Tipping The Scales

I was with my husband for 11 years, happily married for four. We have been separated for a little over a year and I have filed for divorce. We’ve come to an agreement on everything except one thing: our tortoise. This is going to sound strange, but Herbert, the tortoise, has always been our “child.” […]

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Overachiever

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Overachiever

I am a young 37-year-old woman with an immense passion and zest for life. I have two wonderful small children. I always thought if you worked hard enough on something, you could save it. Make a relationship work, make a job enjoyable, whatever. Sound familiar? I am unhappy with my spouse. There was a voice […]

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Ladies Man

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Ladies Man

The man in question, 29, grew up in the hoods of New York: abusive father, clingy mother, former athlete, father of a 4-year-old, currently a retail manager. I’ve known him seven years, and while we didn’t date, we were good friends. After a number of years apart, we reconnected six months ago. At first, we […]

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Not For Amateurs

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Not For Amateurs

Ten years ago I became friends with the mother of one of my son’s friends. We are both single mothers. Over the years we became good friends and told each other the good, the bad and the ugly. Until recently we shared a paper route for some extra money. A few months ago she changed. […]

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