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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...

Is laughter the answer to a happy marriage?  It all depends on the type of laughter according to Jane Austen.

Is laughter the answer to a happy marriage? It all depends on the type of laughter according to Jane Austen.

Dear Erica, My girlfriend and I come from vastly different backgrounds, but we always make each other laugh.  Everyone always says that humour is the most important thing in a marriage.  Do you think ...

What advice do Somerset Maugham and Chris Rock have in common when it comes to relationships and marriage?

What advice do Somerset Maugham and Chris Rock have in common when it comes to relationships and marriage?

Dear Erica, I’m worried my best-friend’s marriage is unhappy.  I know she was madly in love with her last boyfriend and they had a terrible breakup, and she married her husband very soon after so I al...

Seventeen and never been kissed - What's the real problem according to Jane Austen's Emma and Clueless's Cher?

Seventeen and never been kissed - What's the real problem according to Jane Austen's Emma and Clueless's Cher?

Dear Erica, I am concerned about my younger cousin. She is seventeen years old, and has yet to be kissed! She is very pretty and smart, and I am unsure what the problem may be. My only clue is that wh...

Auld Lang Syne - Should Nostalgic in New Orleans reconnect with her old boyfriend?

Auld Lang Syne - Should Nostalgic in New Orleans reconnect with her old boyfriend?

Dear Erica, I’ve been invited to a New Years party where I’ll be forced to see my old boyfriend.  It was a pretty painful breakup but now, many years later, I am very happily married and I’ve heard th...

College Reunions and Jane Austen's Emma - Lessons in Friendship

College Reunions and Jane Austen's Emma - Lessons in Friendship

Dear Erica, I’ve just spent time with an old college friend at a reunion weekend and we just didn’t connect in the way we once did.  It’s so sad.  We used to be really close but we just don’t have muc...