Saturday, May 28, 2016 Iyyar 20, 5776
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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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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By:
Adina Matusow, JE Feature
"Oh, no -- I left my purse in the car, and it's so far away ... would you mind picking up my part this time?" She asked the question when the car was really right across the street. "I pay for you all the time anyway, so whatever." He responds, annoyed. "You make more than me anyway, so what does...
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