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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...

Wedding Blues - What would Jane Austen say about the Common Cupcake?

Wedding Blues - What would Jane Austen say about the Common Cupcake?

Dear Erica, I am planning my wedding for next spring, and I’m starting to feel overwhelmed.  We are paying for it ourselves, and cutting corners on the flowers, and the food, and any number of details...

The growing divide in politics and society - Is social media really to blame?  Or has this always been the way?

The growing divide in politics and society - Is social media really to blame? Or has this always been the way?

Dear Erica, In a world where everyone seems so far to the left and so far to the right, both here in the US, and abroad in Europe too, what do you think the classics can tell us about our growing poli...

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...

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...