Love & Marriage

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 alw...

Should you follow your college boyfriend if you're not sure it will work out?  What would George Eliot say?

Should you follow your college boyfriend if you're not sure it will work out? What would George Eliot say?

Dear Erica, My college boyfriend is moving to DC after graduation. I love him very much and am considering following him there. However, we are both very young and he is not ready to get married yet. ...

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, ...

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...