Tag Archives: 20something

Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Micromanagement Edition

Dear Miriam, I used to think I had decent fashion sense, but then I moved in with Shaun. Whenever I try something new on, he always has a “needs improvement” comment. The other day I was about to buy a … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Monica Geller Edition

Dear Miriam, I’m definitely the Monica in my relationship. I’m really Type A with OCD, and Shaun is basically the opposite. I need to plan ahead, and sometimes he’ll tell me at the last minute that we have to go … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, He's So Well-Behaved!

Dear Miriam,  You know how sometimes girls get together and complain about guys? Well most of the time I really don’t have anything bad to say about Shaun. I trust him, he hardly ever wants “boys night,” and he’s really … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend When He's Cramping My Style

Dear Ellyn, Bryan has oddly specific fashion taste. Almost everything he likes I like, but I have several dresses and jewelry he’s less enthralled with. Or as he put it, my taste is more mid-century to modern and his is … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Things in 2010

Every year I resolve to complain less. Yet as I sign another lease in the city, I find more to whine about. The winters seem colder, subways more crowded, rats larger, tourists more annoying, garbage smellier, dogs yappier… oops, wrong … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Wii and iPod Edition

Dear Ellyn, Bryan and I don’t listen to the same music at all. I listen to She & Him and mainly songs I hear on Grey’s Anatomy and then download on iTunes. He listens to some angry punk stuff… actually … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend (Because He's Better Than Me)

Dear Miriam, My boyfriend is so good at getting over fights. Not that it’s a bad thing, but I really feel like an ass when I say something mean, and he refuses to say anything mean back. Or when he … Continue reading

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Roommate Romance

When Miriam first moved in with Bryan, her girlfriends from New York emailed to ask how it was going. Her response? “Mostly good, but also I want to punch him in the face most of the time.” Granted she just … Continue reading

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25 Going On Geriatric

I can’t wait until I’m old, so no one asks me to do anything. I’m 25 going on 85. Not that I don’t enjoy a nice dinner and a glass of wine, or a night at the theater. And believe … Continue reading

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The West Coast is the Best Coast

I hate the plane ride from JFK to LAX. It is entirely too long, there are inevitably old ladies coughing on you and babies crying, and you just want to get home already. (This is Miriam by the way. Just … Continue reading

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