Michelle asks: I met a guy at a bar about two weeks ago. We exchanged numbers when we first met and he called me the next day to set up a double date a few days later. That went well, so we spent some time together at my place a few days after that...
A study titled, "Premarital Precursors of Marital Infidelity" discusses what behaviors a dating or engaged couple would be more likely to exhibit while still dating, so as to predict their potential for infidelity when married.
Stephany asks: I am 33 years old and single. My problem is that almost every relationship I have ever been in has started as an introduction through a friend. As I am still single however, I think I need to do something different.
The thing about being the other woman is that after you’re not the other woman anymore you kind of… still are. See, there’s a transition period you wind up being involved in that you never signed up for. Being his new girlfriend means it’s somehow your job to help him get over the girl you stole him from.
Alyson is questioning is whether love is a genuine human emotion, rather than something else in disguise - simple self-interest, a learned survival strategy, delusional infatuation, a way to get what one wants from others, etc.
Chelsea is a lesbian teen from rural Texas who wrote in to share her coming out story. Things were pretty bad for Chelsea for a while. Neither of her parents accepted her being a lesbian and took away her privileges and her computer.
Often when we get together with a partner, we celebrate our differences. Like how she loves to work on the car, but you prefer to work in the garden. One of you might enjoy romantic comedies and the other likes documentary films.
In a droopy economy with more cohabitating couples living together than married folk, it doesn't surprise me that a lot of us continue to live with our ex's (or live with our ex's, again) after breaking up.