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JFKLAX, Meet SAN

So it’s been two weeks since Ellyn moved to San Diego, and while she’s not having second thoughts – have you seen the beaches? – now that she’s sort of settled, she has a few questions. Fortunately, it’s just a … 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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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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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, 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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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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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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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Milestone Edition

Dear Ellyn, In just two days Bryan and I are leaving on our first couples vacation ever. I mean, we’ve gone away together before, but it’s always with family, so not really romantic and also not really far away. Oh, … Continue reading

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