Love & Marriage

How do you get your boyfriend to propose?  Some tips from Ali Wong and Jane Austen.

How do you get your boyfriend to propose? Some tips from Ali Wong and Jane Austen.

Dear Erica, I’ve been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and I want to know how get him to propose. We’re definitely on the same page when it comes to long-term plans, but it just hasn’t translated int...

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, ...

Is honesty always the best policy in a marriage?  What would George Eliot advise?

Is honesty always the best policy in a marriage? What would George Eliot advise?

Dear Erica, There are a number of things about my husband that are driving me crazy right now. In particular, his refusal to call a plumber when the toilet jams up, because of course he knows how to f...

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 Uxb...

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’...