Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
What are you permitted to say when you don't like your friend's new significant other?
By:
Adina Matusow, JE Feature
When a close friend starts dating someone new, it tends to alter your life, too. Your life obviously won't change as much as your friend's, but your regular routine is going to be altered. Now, he or she won't always be available for a Saturday-night outing or a Sunday matinee. Even if the new relationship is great -- and you...
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Welcome home -- and leave the girlfriend in the guest room!
By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It was going to be the best summer yet. Eric Goldman returned to his suburban Philadelphia home from his New England college as a junior-to-be. The summer following his freshman year had been a bit rocky for his parents, Carol and Jeff (all names have been changed) as newfound collegiate ways presented problems of independence/autonomy vs. the old ways, back...
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The woman had called me first, two different times, then disappeared. So what was up?
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Her first e-mail was unusually emphatic about the two of us meeting or at least talking. She was the one who had checked out my profile and then contacted me through the online dating site. She wrote, first. The 33-year-old who I'll call "Andie" sounded interesting, vivacious, career- and family-oriented. Her profile said she worked as a journalist. As a...
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Or can we ever just be friends? The push-and-pull nature of men and women
By:
Adina Matusow, JE Feature
A platonic friendship between a man and woman can work, especially in the more comfortable situation of what my friends and I call a "safe" male friend. For example, it's easy to become friends with your best friend's boyfriend because you are already meeting him as a "taken man," and the possibility of something happening is instantly eliminated. It's also...
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What to do with the detritus from relationships
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
As I shifted the boxes and debris on my desk, I sifted through some small piles of old newspaper and magazine clippings. The stuff had accumulated on my desk for at least a year or two. A self-confessed pack rat, I'm not an outright slob. I straighten up my room every now and then, frequently clean it with Windex and...
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