Dear E. Jean: Okay, so earlier this year I was hit by a thunderbolt. Twice. It was love at first sight and second sight (and every sight). I’m at a marketing company. He’s at an ad agency. The relationship between our two firms has not gone well, and other than seeing him at two meetings—there
Dear E. Jean: My older sister had a brief, casual booty-call relationship with a guy she worked with. After getting her blessing (she said, “Go for it”), I’m now dating the same guy. But suddenly she “can’t move past it.” How can I get her to let go so I can have him to myself?
Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend has a crush on Scarlett Johansson. Okay, I know everyone has a celebrity crush, but I don’t look anything like her. I’m a brunette, have a boyish figure, I’m kind of flat chested, actually. When we started dating, things were sparky, but after a year, he says he’s stressed out
There’s no one answer to how to be a good dad: It’s an ever-changing, ever-evolving pursuit. It’s also fair to say that this particular moment is particularly thought-provoking. The president has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, the head of Hollywood’s most prominent film studio was arrested on charges of rape, sexual
“I have come to view bachelorette parties as liminal spaces where traditional codes of conduct and behaviors do not exist,” explains Maria, a twenty-something New Yorker who has attended two—I can’t believe we’re calling it this—“last days of freedom” parties for the women in her life. “I fear the invite,” adds Ariel, a 30-year-old four-time
Dear E. Jean: I don’t know if I’ll ever have kids, but one of my dearest friends is pregnant. She may be having a girl, and the name she’s chosen is Isabel. That’s the name I’ve always wanted if I were to have a baby girl! I’m distraught! —Tormented Tormented, hunny: Run, get your binoculars.
I’m not saying it was ‘loud,’” I say to the kid. “I’m saying it was nuclear-grade. I’m saying it was, like, squealing karaoke Armageddon. I’m saying it was insane.” Beside me in the passenger seat, she’s playing it cool. Even now, though, an hour or so after the last encore, you can tell she’s amped
Dear E. Jean: I’m ready to send out invitations to my wedding. It will be small and elegant—just close friends and family. I’m hesitating about mailing an invitation to one of my oldest friends. He’s a hoot and my family loves him, but let him have two drinks and he gets loud and lewd, propositions
By now we’ve all heard the stories. It took Pete Davidson five days to ink a tribute tat to potential-bae Ariana Grande, a fortnight more to stamp her initials on his thumb, and roughly a month before dropping a $93,000 on a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring set on a fully iced platinum band. Are these
Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend is a freeloader, a moocher, and a lazy bum who’s depleting my groceries, my toiletries (my $30 shampoo!), and my patience. He clings to me 24-7. If I say, “Let’s take some time away from each other,” he refuses. The longest he’s gone without seeing me—I send him to his
Dear E. Jean: I’m engaged to the love of my life, but every time I start to plan the wedding, I feel suffocated! So much of the traditional ceremony is rooted in sexism (“giving away” the bride, wearing “virginal” white, and so on). So though I said “yes” to the wedding I always thought I
They say when you know, you know, right? The chemistry may be spot-on between you and your S.O. and gushing “YES!” to that proposal is a no-brainer. But planning the wedding? That’s where things can get complicated fast. Will you invite your entire friend circle for a destination extravaganza in Tulum or keep it low-key
Dear E. Jean: I think my house is intimidating the guys I meet. I bought it when I was 24. Frugal habits, along with a well-paying job, hard work, and a small inheritance, helped me pull it off. It’s not a mansion. I acquired a strong sense of design from my mother, and I’ve put
It’s 2018, so chances are you have been on the sending or receiving end of more than a few nude pictures. (Also know by their street name, noodz.) Maybe you’ve sent what you think is a tasteful dick pic—an oxymoron if we’ve ever heard one—or an unfiltered photo of your butt (that we’re sure looked
Dear E. Jean: Recently my friends and I flew to Vegas to celebrate my twenty-third birthday. While we were drinking and dancing, I met a guy. We hit it off right away. I went back to his hotel, and one thing led to another. The next day we hung out at the hotel pool, sipping
Dear E. Jean: I’m engaged. He comes from old money—and all the dust that comes with it. We are planning on having a child, but first we must marry or the child won’t be eligible to receive the family inheritance governed by a trust drawn up more than a century ago. My boyfriend does not
Dear E. Jean: I’m 25, tall, curvy, not ugly, and a painter. I have good friends and a wonderful boyfriend, but for three years now I have stalked the beautiful girl my ex-boyfriend dumped me for. I have long, long let go of any feelings for my ex-boyfriend. She’s the one I can’t shake. I’m
Dear E. Jean: My new husband says he can’t help thinking about my previous lovers and he loses steam in bed. How do I change his mind-set? E. Jean: Say to him: “Who, darling? Who? Which ‘previous lovers’? oh! Hahahahaha! I’d completely forgotten those milksops! Your prowess has completely obliterated them from my memory!” (Repeat
When Meghan Markle decided to enter St. George’s Chapel alone at the royal wedding, people were in awe. Markle walked herself down the aisle—a first for any royal British bride—before joining Prince Charles, her now-husband’s father. It was a historic moment, and one that mirrored a lot of other women’s own experiences. Advertisement – Continue
Dear E. Jean: Seven months ago I rekindled things with my ex-husband, who’s now married to another woman. Foolish, I know! He swore he still loved me and was trying to extricate himself from his marriage. As it turned out, he and his wife were pursuing in vitro fertilization the whole time. Now I’m pregnant.
Dear E. Jean: I’m a professor at a small liberal arts college. During a very tempestuous four-year relationship with a scientist, I had sex with his colleague, and he retaliated by having sex with my best friend, so we broke up. Only problem is he’s now getting married, and we’re still talking on the phone
Dear E. Jean: It has been less than two months since we came home from our honeymoon, and my husband is refusing to have sex because—and it took me weeks to find this out—I made a comment in front of his family, joking about him “not doing squat around the house.” (He brought up the
Miss E. Jean: I have an awesome relationship with my 16-year-old daughter. She is very smart, funny, and beautiful. A couple of weeks ago, her boyfriend of a year and a half broke up with her, and she was devastated. So I let her stay in my room—we cuddled, I comforted, we talked. She wanted