Author Archives: Yours Truly

Alt-Ac Forever

I just graduated from a PhD program in the humanities (woohoo!) and I actually have a job, but I really don’t want it. Before you roll your eyes, since I know no one has a job in this economy, let … Continue reading

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Gaslighting Part 2

I have a scenario in which I am involved with someone who is housemates with 4 other people….one of which as I found out some time after dating him is an ex lover. I found this out because there was … Continue reading

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Truth to Power

Dear Advice I am grappling with the misbehavior of one person, and how that one person’s behavior issues are rippling in a community. The big problem here is that this community is essentially built around this woman, and the worship … Continue reading

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When Your Boyfriend Pretends It’s All On You

Dear Yours Truly, My boyfriend and I are monogamous and we have lived together for a year. I love him and our life together so much, but there is one recurring problem: his ex. Since the beginning of our relationship, … Continue reading

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To Teach Or Not To Teach

Yours Truly, I am working on a graduate degree in elementary education. It’s a year long intensive program that is a special kind of hell and I keep fantasizing about quitting, but I can’t make a decision. I am 27. … Continue reading

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I Am 60 Going On 16

Dear Advice, My mother is having a major milestone birthday this year, turning 60. For a while she has been saying she wants to go do this weeklong thing in Europe, then she started saying she actually wanted me and … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Friend Challenge

I need ‘friend in an abusive relationship with a crazy person’-level advice–sorry for the wall of text, but this one is heavy. One of my husband’s best friends (and my good friend) from college is a sweet and passive dude … Continue reading

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long distance alienation and needing space

Hey there, Maybe you can help me. How can I be more empathetic? I’m in a long distance relationship, and I’m finding it really hard to be as “present” as I should be/my girlfriend needs me to be. When she’s … Continue reading

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Vacation on the Cheap vs. Saving it up

Maybe this is a stupid question, but bare/bear with me here. My in-laws are going away on a vacation to one of the Virgin Islands for several weeks later this winter and have invited my partner and I to come … Continue reading

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Un-Friending

I really need to un-friend someone on Facebook, but I don’t want to ruin our relationship. We are bound by friends & family. Outside of Facebook we have always gotten along. I am moderately liberal, but my friend is extremely … Continue reading

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