You can talk to your maybe-future-boyfriend when you feel prepared to discuss having herpes in a frank, unashamed way, and to discuss what safe sex is going to look like for the two of you. Sally lives several hours away, and my 8-year-old daughter and I try to visit for the weekend about once per month.
The problem is that my daughter has severe pet allergies, and Sally has two cats and a small terrier.
That doesn’t mean she’ll be suddenly able to sleep comfortably in a house with three small furry animals, but there’s nothing wrong with giving someone allergy medicine for an allergy attack. Tiny house dilemma: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 18 months and moved in together about five months ago. He’s always been interested in sustainability and environmental issues.
Recently, he’s become interested in the tiny house movement, and we’ve now had a few conversations about moving somewhere rural and off-grid.
He’s convinced that going tiny is essential to his happiness, and he feels trapped by our urban 9-to-5 lifestyle.
If you ever find yourself referring to a woman whose husband died on a battlefield as a single mother, you should immediately pour Tabasco sauce into your eyes, because you deserve to weep all the tears I’m certain she has.
Having a child out of wedlock is pretty much the number one thing you can do to fuck up your life. Never, ever assume a divorced woman is some innocent blushing maid cruelly abused by some terrible man. What kind of insecurities plague a woman who thinks getting married to a drug addict is good idea?
Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. I felt like I needed to make it work because he gave me herpes, which made me feel like damaged goods.
: I just ended a relationship that I stayed in far too long.