Life & Love

Dear E. Jean: I’m spending $5,000 for a wedding photographer. It’s my largest single expense for my big day and worth every penny: She’s incredibly talented! What worries me is when I’m on Facebook and see amateur photos that wedding guests have posted depicting fuzzy, unflattering images. Sometimes they upload whole albums of someone else’s
0 Comments
Dear E. Jean: My best girlfriend says women should feel “empowered” when we hook up with guys, because it means we’ve “worked” them. But lately I don’t feel empowered. I feel guilty. Here’s what happened: My guy friend had been pursuing me, and last weekend, because of a strong cocktail, I decided to go for
0 Comments
Dear E. Jean: Okay, so earlier this year I was hit by a thunderbolt. Twice. It was love at first sight and second sight (and every sight). I’m at a marketing company. He’s at an ad agency. The relationship between our two firms has not gone well, and other than seeing him at two meetings—there
0 Comments
“I have come to view bachelorette parties as liminal spaces where traditional codes of conduct and behaviors do not exist,” explains Maria, a twenty-something New Yorker who has attended two—I can’t believe we’re calling it this—“last days of freedom” parties for the women in her life. “I fear the invite,” adds Ariel, a 30-year-old four-time
0 Comments
I’m not saying it was ‘loud,’” I say to the kid. “I’m saying it was nuclear-grade. I’m saying it was, like, squealing karaoke Armageddon. I’m saying it was insane.” Beside me in the passenger seat, she’s playing it cool. Even now, though, an hour or so after the last encore, you can tell she’s amped
0 Comments
Dear E. Jean: Recently my friends and I flew to Vegas to celebrate my twenty-third birthday. While we were drinking and dancing, I met a guy. We hit it off right away. I went back to his hotel, and one thing led to another. The next day we hung out at the hotel pool, sipping
0 Comments
When Meghan Markle decided to enter St. George’s Chapel alone at the royal wedding, people were in awe. Markle walked herself down the aisle—a first for any royal British bride—before joining Prince Charles, her now-husband’s father. It was a historic moment, and one that mirrored a lot of other women’s own experiences. Advertisement – Continue
0 Comments