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  • Posted 09/10/2013 03:53:37 EDT

    Wait'll you get married...I have so many useless appliances now.

  • Posted 09/10/2013 03:51:14 EDT

    Just-Another-Bostonian, that could certainly be the case too. Either way, I think time and emotional distance from the ex will definitely help.

  • Posted 09/10/2013 03:32:26 EDT

    I'm sure this has been said already, but in case it hasn't...   RE: the overcomplimenting thing - I think a lot of people begin a relationship after a divorce with the express intention to "not make t more »

  • Posted 12/06/2012 10:18:49 EST

    Excellently put. I like it. more »

  • Posted 12/06/2012 10:18:38 EST

    Excellently put. I like it. more »

  • Posted 12/06/2012 10:18:28 EST

    Excellently put. I like it. more »

  • Posted 12/06/2012 10:12:48 EST

    Actually, John, none of my exes still have their fingers.

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  • Posted 12/06/2012 10:10:22 EST

    As both a friend and as a fish on her hook, I'd say you owe Sue one good come-to-Jesus soliloquy before you get on with your life. I understand why you haven't. Since you have feelings for her, your m more »

  • Posted 12/05/2012 12:59:18 EST

    Date like a grad student. Get the local college or independent paper and scour for things like free gallery openings, free film screenings, lectures, etc. If you stick near college campuses, you're pr more »

  • Comment on: Can we be friends?

    Posted 12/04/2012 08:29:32 EST

    Ug steal OP's login. Ug like OP's post, too many words. Ug summarize. LW, Ug think you should get drinks with boy, not expect too much, have fun while you young. Now Ug go back to cave, maybe bop Glob more »

  • Comment on: Can we be friends?

    Posted 12/04/2012 07:48:46 EST

    Hmm...it seems I'm going to be the odd duck out today. I don't think there's anything wrong with maintaining a flirtatious friendship with this guy, even with the possibility of future intimacy on the more »

  • Posted 11/15/2012 01:05:39 EST

    Like you, letter writer, I have had my share of relationships. And, since I'm not a polyamorist, what those relationships have in common is that they all, except the one I'm in now, ended.   Some ende more »

  • Posted 11/07/2012 01:36:26 EST

    Letter writer, this was exactly my situation with Mr. Optimist for a number of years - right down to the 'I love you' being simply understood in his family and a type of punctuation in mine. Adding an more »

  • Posted 10/18/2012 11:17:39 EDT

    This was my issue too. Does Meredith live in a special country where 18 isn't a legal adult? more »

  • Posted 10/17/2012 02:11:00 EDT

    Thanks for the love, all. Two points; one, I swear this had graf breaks when I typed it! I don't know how to make them stay.    And two, a word on soulmates. I suppose I should have said 'I don't beli more »

  • Posted 10/17/2012 04:43:32 EDT

    There comes a moment - several, sometimes - in any long-term relationship where you realize that you know someone else you could conceivably be happy with. Sometimes it's a full-bore, midnight texting more »

  • Posted 10/05/2012 12:25:07 EDT

    Okay, first off, Meredith, I'm really digging the new backbone. It looks great on you.   Secondly, I do think this guy should divorce his wife. I don't think this marriage is worth saving. By telling more »

  • Comment on: I'm the 9th wheel

    Posted 09/05/2012 12:19:51 EDT

    LW, I think there's a level on which you're angry with your friends. Not for being happily partnered (or at least not solely for that) but for treating your single status like it's some kind of unfort more »

  • Posted 08/31/2012 02:04:06 EDT

    Hey kiddo,   You're all right.   I'm going to say that again. You are all right. You are a good person, you make your decisions from a place of empathy and self-reflections, you think about how your a more »

  • Posted 08/23/2012 11:57:08 EDT

    Ooh, let me guess. Chris was in the same college crowd as you guys and he's the only one who didn't grow up, yes? Luckily, there are ways to freeze that guy out, since everyone has to do it at least o more »

  • Posted 08/20/2012 11:30:47 EDT

    In 'Merica I believe we also spell color without a u. more »

  • Posted 08/20/2012 11:28:55 EDT

    Letter writer, I don't think you'll have the same type of problem with future girlfriends. You identified, correctly, that part of your ex girlfriend's problem was that your relationship with your ex more »

  • Posted 08/17/2012 02:28:35 EDT

    I will admit, I didn't read all the comments before publishing my own. Are we assuming the 'icky' thing he's into that she won't try is rear entry, or did she confirm that? There was a march madness t more »

  • Posted 08/17/2012 01:30:49 EDT

    You know you aren't into it, so you won't try it. You won't try it because you know you won't be into it. It's icky, and he's icky for liking it. You're not icky, so you won't try it. Am I talking abo more »

  • Posted 07/19/2012 11:51:24 EDT

    Hi, I'm a Globe commenter and I hate everything. Especially joy, and fun, and that politician you like. Seriously, that guy bites. Weddings are nice. So is this article. Good job, and congratulations, more »

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