Love & Marriage

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...

Help!  My 30 year old son hates my partner.  What would Jane Austen suggest I do?

Help! My 30 year old son hates my partner. What would Jane Austen suggest I do?

Dear Erica, My 30 year old son despises the man that I love and want to build a life with. It’s tearing me apart. What should I do? Distraught in Delaware Dear Distraught in Delaware, That is a tricky...

Ending an Engagement:  Break Slowly or Snap Suddenly?

Ending an Engagement: Break Slowly or Snap Suddenly?

Dear Erica, I’ve gotten engaged to my boyfriend of nearly five years, but after just a few short weeks, I’ve decided I can’t go through with it.  How can I end it as nicely as possibly?  Do I tell him...

Passion, Prudence, & Regret:  Would Jane Austen advise pursuing a long-distance relationship?

Passion, Prudence, & Regret: Would Jane Austen advise pursuing a long-distance relationship?

Dear Erica, I’ve been working and living in New York for the past few years and have just been accepted at business school at Stanford. Of course, now that I’m leaving New York, I finally got up the c...

Why doesn't love last forever?  What advice can Somerset Maugham give Jennifer Aniston?

Why doesn't love last forever? What advice can Somerset Maugham give Jennifer Aniston?

Dear Erica, What do you think about Jennifer Aniston’s breakup with Justin Theroux?  Why can’t she get a happily ever after? Saddened in San Francisco Dear Saddened in San Francisco, Jennifer Aniston...