Tag Archives: ADVICE

The Skinny On My Skinny

I’ve found over the years (and I’m twenty-six so I suppose my problem weight years are ahead of me), that the key to losing pounds is to not let yourself get bored, to be so stressed out you physically can’t … Continue reading

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The Worst Ever Must-Read Fashion, Sex, and Dating Tips

We actually get our news from Twitter these days – but generally speaking, we don’t read magazines. Miriam subscribes to exactly two: GQ and Los Angeles Magazine, mainly because she likes the features and typically learns a thing or two … Continue reading

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On Being Lame and Coupled Off

The other night Ellyn’s single friend accidentally sent her a text meant for another, single girl. It said: “All my lame ass coupled off friends went home. What’s up.” (She was one of the coupled off friends that had just … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend While He's Busy Competing

Dear Ellyn, Bryan has a disturbing competitive streak. The last time we played Taboo, he actually criticized my guessing style. Multiple times. And every time we go bowling I get nervous he won’t bowl well and get all sad and … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Girlfriend, Round 2

Dear Ellyn’s Boyfriend, My girlfriend has exposed all of my foibles for the world to read (though at least she has the decency to stop at the bedroom door). I’ve had a good dozen friends mention this blog to me, … Continue reading

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Growing Up Is Hard to Do

This week we were G-chatting about how hard it is to be grateful and happy in our fortunate lives in NY and LA. We’re trying to decide how to stop missing what we had or looking forward to things we … Continue reading

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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 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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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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