Dear Amy: A couple of months ago, my girlfriend went out with some mutual friends while I stayed home to deal with a personal issue. It was unusual for her to go out on her own, since we do most things together, but we discussed it and I got over any issues I had with the fact that she went out without me. Recently, I found out that she, along with the rest of the group, was drunk that night. The thing is she doesn’t usually get drunk. Like, zero times in the last 18 months. We go out with the “group” quite a bit, and she doesn’t have more than two drinks. I’m weirded out about this. I understand that it’s normal to be independent, and I fully support that, but I just think it’s a bit odd to doing something out of character when the “BF” isn’t present. — Weirded Out Dear Weirded Out: Routinely getting drunk might be a dangerous habit, but your girlfriend is not a big drinker normally, and from your letter it sounds like … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Girlfriend’s solo escapade bothers boyfriend
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By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Published 1:35 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: My partner "Suzie" and I have been together for over two years, and we're mutually happy and relatively carefree. Lately, however, I've started to worry that Suzie is growing frustrated and apathetic. She has her bachelor's and is overqualified for her current position, but doesn't know what to do next. One day, she wants to be an artist. The next day, a nurse. It's all over the map. My anxiety is worsened by the fact that she moved to a new city to be with me, so I (however unhealthy it may be) feel it's my fault if she doesn't succeed. Latest videos Now Playing: Now Playing These 5 Habits May Help You Live 10 Years Longer Time Why Social Media Is Not Safe for Moms Cheddar TV You Are Probably Putting Sunscreen on the Wrong Way, Here's Why Buzz 60 Once Paralyzed, This Girl Is Now The “World’s Toughest Teen” … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Supporting a partner struggling to find the right career path
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Intersect by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author April 23 at 9:22 AM Email the author Mark Meechan stared at the camera and described the training he had given to his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha. “My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is,” he said in his Scottish brogue. “And so I thought I would turn him into the least cute thing I could think of, which is a Nazi.” Then Meechan asked the dog the same question, again and again: “Buddha, do you want to gas the Jews?” For two years, the video, which … [Read more...] about He trained a pug to do a Nazi salute for a YouTube video. Now, he’s been fined for a hate crime.
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 10:22 am, Sunday, April 8, 2018 Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I am really jealous of my brother's new girlfriend, literally the exact opposite of me. I'm hitting a rough patch just as her life is unfolding seamlessly. I saw her out with another guy and I made it sound like she was cheating on my brother. I usually don't do stuff like this but it just felt good at the time for them to experience a hiccup, something that didn't go their way. Turns out he was her stepbrother, so my brother figured out that I essentially made up the story. As far as I can tell he never said anything to his girlfriend, but he avoids being alone with me. I really want to explain myself but I have no idea what to say. I know what I did was wrong but it was an impulse decision and I would like to know how long I can expect this … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Thou shalt not covet brother’s girlfriend’s life
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey April 03, 2018 Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here. IN 1993, I WENT ON my first tropical vacation. OK, it was Bermuda, so it was subtropical, but that did nothing to dampen my excitement. During the flight, my anticipation grew as I looked over the brochure from the travel agent showing the inn where my girlfriend and I would be staying as part of our prepaid package. The coral-colored, white-roofed Palm Reef Hotel featured balconied waterfront rooms and provided British-style afternoon tea service.When we checked in, I tried to mask my disappointment at how much the Palm Reef appeared to have aged since its glam photo shoot for that brochure. So what if the lobby furniture was shabby and some of the walls were crumbling? I reminded myself that we would be spending most of … [Read more...] about The right way to complain when a business does you wrong