Life & Love

Dear E. Jean: Seven months ago I rekindled things with my ex-husband, who’s now married to another woman. Foolish, I know! He swore he still loved me and was trying to extricate himself from his marriage. As it turned out, he and his wife were pursuing in vitro fertilization the whole time. Now I’m pregnant.
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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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Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend and I are in our late twenties, live together in New York, and enjoy flourishing careers; things are pretty solid. However, when we drink, he gets physical. He’s broken my cell phone, my digital camera, and other personal items. He’s never gotten aggressively violent with me, though he’s pushed me
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Dear E. Jean: My best friend constantly talks about how pretty she is. I’m not kidding. We can spend two hours together and the first hour is spent discussing how pretty she looks tonight, and the second hour is devoted to how pretty she looked last night and oh by the way, did you see
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Wedding season is fast approaching, which means if you’re crying tears of joy for your betrothed friends, your wallet is also sobbing. Weddings are notoriously expensive affairs to have, but they can also be astronomically expensive to attend—especially if you’re in the wedding party. Here, four women share exactly how much they spent as bridesmaids
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Dear E. Jean: Not to sound like every other whipsawed, witless, tormented person who writes to you, but I’m an educated, successful, financially well-off 32-year-old businesswoman. I married a charismatic, handsome, outgoing man, the CEO of his own booming company, two years ago. I knew he cheated on his first wife with his second wife,
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Dear E. Jean: I hate looking frumpy. Is it uncool to wear miniskirts at my age? I’m beginning to notice other women giving me these up-and-down looks and glancing at me rather nastily when I walk to work in my black-and-red plaid Converse and short skirts. If other women knew how messed up my hormones
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Dear E. Jean: After my boyfriend’s dog passed away, he decided to get a tattoo in its memory. I personally don’t see the value in tattoos, but I was open to discussing with him some art and placement options that would make us both happy. However, he went to the tattoo parlor and called me
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“This Woman’s Work” is an ongoing series meant to highlight how women in different industries are living their lives. We hope to show that there’s no one “right” way to succeed. There are so many ways, and so many different experiences. Intermix President Jyothi Rao Courtesy of Intermix For Intermix president Jyothi Rao, a “work
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