Category Archives: Relationships

  1. Do men hope for marriage?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I inadvertently played engagement photographer a couple of weekends ago. While walking across the Walnut Street Bridge, a woman asked …
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  2. Solo Christmas isn’t a tragedy

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    One of the best Christmases I ever spent was in Paris, in a borrowed flat with the boy I love. …
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  3. Long distance relationship challenge

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    A friend once told me long-distance relationships should be avoided like the plague. “In fact,” he said, “they are worse …
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  4. Northwestern live sex demo: No harm, no foul?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Northwestern University, where I attended graduate school, recently spent a few weeks at the center of a controversy eddy for …
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  5. Mean people suck

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    October 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I want to talk a little about kindness to strangers. Not Blanche DuBois-style kindness, but the impoliteness we seem to …
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  6. Monster-in-law

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    October 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    You think your mother-in-law is bad? An email sent from an English woman to her stepdaughter-in-law-to-be went viral last week, …
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  7. The danger of wearing your heart on your sleeve

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Despite writing a newspaper column that often touches on my personal life, I place a lot of value on discretion. …
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  8. Online dating would scare the hell out of me

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    How do two people meet? My grandparents met on a hay ride. My parents were introduced by a mutual friend. …
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  9. Who says parents-to-be should get the parties

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    With respect to Jane Austen, if it is not a truth universally acknowledged that once your friends start having children …
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  10. No offense, but enough already

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    October 9, 2013 by nooffensebut

    A former colleague of mine once said, quite aptly, “when someone says ‘no offense,’ it means ‘this may offend you.’ …
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