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  • Long-held secrets lead to collapse of marriage

    Isn’t it funny how you can live with someone day in and day out — wash his clothes, cook him meals-and never really know him? Jasmine and Tony were “happily” married for 14 years. “All in all, I was very happy with my life,” she …Read More

  • The things we do for love

    My personal winner of the Fool for Love contest is the astronaut who drove cross-country in a diaper to confront her boyfriend’s girlfriend. But there are many worthy runner-ups . . . JACK: “One night I left home at 3 a.m. just to drive up …Read More

  • She gets cold shoulder from her former best friends

    Logan has been jilted twice. Not by men, but by her two closest female friends. As soon as they found their one-and-onlies, these women, friends Logan was sure would always be there for her, vanished into their new lives, almost without a trace. “They have …Read More

  • Wrong call leads to romance, engagement

    Hanna was sitting in her office last July when the phone rang. It was a wrong number. The caller had a heavy French accent and Hanna, who speaks French and has lived in Paris, struck up a conversation with him. They wound up chatting for …Read More

  • When romantic vacations go sour

    Before you go online and start checking out resorts on tripadvisor or pricing hotels on trivago, you might want to stop and think. Do you really want to get away with your new love? Do you really want to risk it? Some relationships just don’t …Read More

  • Is invitation to wedding a proposition?

    Dear Cheryl: My ex and I dated for a year before he ended our relationship two months ago. Since then, we’ve seen each other twice, both times to keep plans we had. In that time, I’ve moved back home to help my parents. Since I’ve …Read More

  • Most blind dates turn out to be disasters, but every now and then ... SARAH: “I spent the first year I was separated from my husband going nowhere except with my kids. Finally, needing some adult conversation (I’m a special ed teacher), I went online …Read More

  • Flat tire, miserable date and true love

    Today we hear from DEVON and SUZANNE, who opine on the nature of love and runny noses . . . — DEVON: “Why is it that first loves die such a long, horrible death? I was 17 when we met; he was 20. We had …

    Single folks: All you need is one good pickup line

    Ivy has been on the receiving end of some of the absolute worst lines ever. And also the single best one ever spoken.

    When opposites attract and it works

    “Has anyone ever told you you look exactly like Demi Moore?” When Chelsea heard that line, she just about lost it. She was at a singles dance, an experience she found slightly more revolting than a freshman mixer. But Chelsea had just moved to the …

    Tales from the Front: When shopping, you never know what’s in store

    Next time you’re shopping in a department store, look around you. You’re standing in the middle of 21st century “Peyton Place”! Mattie was a salesperson in men’s fragrances. She and a group of employees, men and women, would hang out together. They had lunch together, …

    Tales from the Front: He got quite an education in night school

    You can learn a lot in night school. Luke learned what not to do — never, ever — when you meet someone you like. Luke was immediately attracted to Brinn, another student in his adult education class. He says she had “a wholesome Irish face, …

  • Tales from the Front: They do bring her flowers

    There are flowers and there are flowers. And the day that Riley got a dozen long-stemmed red roses from Cody with a card saying “Just because I love you,” and from Arnie a pathetic bunch of semi-wilted grocery store carnations, she realized there are men …Read More