Love & Marriage

Why are we so good at giving advice, but so bad at applying it to our own lives?  As EM Forster explains Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice...

Why are we so good at giving advice, but so bad at applying it to our own lives? As EM Forster explains Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice...

Dear Erica Why is it so much easier to see what others should do in their love lives?  My best friend is engaged to this banker who is totally wrong for her and I know she still loves her ex-boyfriend...

Flirting with other men when you are in a committed relationship.  Can it ever be a good thing?

Flirting with other men when you are in a committed relationship. Can it ever be a good thing?

Dear Erica, Do you think it is bad to flirt with other men when you are in a committed relationship? Flirtatious in Fairford Dear Flirtatious in Fairford, There are many different types of flirting a...

Must one sacrifice passion for stability in relationships?  How long does the spark and excitement of love last?

Must one sacrifice passion for stability in relationships? How long does the spark and excitement of love last?

Dear Erica, In relationships, do you have to sacrifice passion for sustainability? Is it possible to settle down and have a healthy relationship with the same guy who makes you feel like the heroine i...

Is honesty always the best policy in a marriage?  What would George Eliot advise?

Is honesty always the best policy in a marriage? What would George Eliot advise?

Dear Erica, There are a number of things about my husband that are driving me crazy right now.  In particular, his refusal to call a plumber when the toilet jams up, because of course he knows how to ...

What would Jane Austen say about your brilliant friend's less than brilliant fiance?

What would Jane Austen say about your brilliant friend's less than brilliant fiance?

Dear Erica, My best friend just got engaged and I don’t know what to do.  Her fiance is nice enough, and he treats her well, but I just don’t think he’s good enough for her. I don’t mean to be a snob,...