Love & Marriage

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,...

How do you know it’s love?  What can Anne of Green Gables teach us about love in the 21st century?

How do you know it’s love? What can Anne of Green Gables teach us about love in the 21st century?

Dear Erica, How do you know it’s love?  What are the signs?  All the men I’ve met in real life and online seem to disappoint me or leave me thoroughly unimpressed. Unsure in Uxbridge Dear Unsure in ...

Why is a bad girl so often a lost cause, while a bad boy is a hero in the making?

Why is a bad girl so often a lost cause, while a bad boy is a hero in the making?

Dear Erica, Do you think the love of a good woman will transform a man?  Why are there so many tales of the love of a good woman transforming a bad boy to good? Do you think a good man can also change...

Can Jane Eyre give Tempted in Twickenham some advice as she ponders the dilemma of a married lover?

Can Jane Eyre give Tempted in Twickenham some advice as she ponders the dilemma of a married lover?

Dear Erica, I’ve fallen in love with this married man and I don’t know what to do. He and his wife are separated, but he has not sought a divorce because he fears a long complicated legal battle over ...

The steamy one night affair:  Do you or Don't you?

The steamy one night affair: Do you or Don't you?

Dear Erica, If the opportunity for the perfect, steamy, one-time affair came along, and you knew your partner wouldn’t find out, should you (1) take it because life is too short, OR (2) pass? Best, To...