Life & Love

Dear E. Jean: An attractive 20-year-old girl asked my husband if he would father a child for her. She’s the girlfriend of my husband’s 51-year-old brother, who is unable to have children. I’ve always wanted children. My husband has consistently refused, saying he doesn’t “want the responsibility of raising, caring, and paying for kids.” But
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Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend makes me laugh like no other, but sometimes I can’t tell if he’s serious. I’ve been waiting for him to pop the question, and recently he spontaneously dropped to one knee and said, “Will you marry me?” He had a big grin on his face, but since he didn’t present
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Dear E. Jean: After ending a six-year affair with a married man (I’m surprised I’m still alive after the biggest crash of my life), I started meeting people online. One guy, the most gorgeous Frenchman ever (my age—36—and single) showed me a lot of attention. He said he’d “found the woman of his dreams.” I
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Dear E. Jean: I was the happy mistress of a married man for six years. Last winter he decided to discard me and take a new mistress. I was devastated, but I moved on. I found a new job and established a strong connection with my boss—an amazing doctor. The attraction between us was immediate.
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Dear E. Jean: I’ve been married four months, and I’m still a virgin. Every time I try to initiate something, my husband won’t allow me to take off my bra or panties. My job is to satisfy him with oral sex, and that’s it. I’ve tried showing him movies and books and talking to him.
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Dear E. Jean: In 2008 I made a sex tape with my boyfriend at the time. The affair ended badly. We’ve not been on civil terms since—in fact, we’re not speaking. Now, with a more sensible head on my shoulders, I’m applying to be an elementary school teacher. If I were establishing a career in
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Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup of all the elements needed for a perfectly outfitted and executed fill-in-the-blank. There’s an art to going on a road trip, and now that cell phones have made navigating a no-brainer, we can really focus in on the finer points. From what you wear to how you get
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea have reached a record high, and women have more cause for concern than men. According to the CDC’s recent STD surveillance release, the U.S. has seen a sharp increase in the number of STD cases from 2013 to 2017, salient
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Dear E. Jean: I’m a professor at a small liberal arts college. During a very tempestuous four-year relationship with a scientist, I had sex with his colleague, and he retaliated by having sex with my best friend, so we broke up. Only problem is he’s now getting married, and we’re still talking on the phone
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The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was the blockbuster romcom of the season. It had a viewership —29 million—that would make John Hughes blush. It had a fairy-tale princess—literally—romance, and a classic girl-meets-guy-with-British-accent story arc. Don’t forget the aw-shucks Hollywood close-up: Prince Harry, standing googly-eyed at the altar as his freckled bride-to-be approached.
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