I recently started casually seeing this guy, “Mike,” and I really like him. This past week he was sick, so I didn’t see him or talk to him much. I saw him a little bit on Friday night at a friend’s house, where I ended up getting drunk and making […]
What are Some of the Pandemic Positives in Your Life?
We’re four months into the pandemic in most parts of the world and we all have stories of how it has negatively affected our lives – lost jobs and income, countless canceled events big and small, kids home from school, missing friends and family, getting sick, and even losing people […]
Deleted Thread Day
image via Instagram We haven’t had a Deleted Thread Day in a long time, so let’s do it. This whole post and all comments will be deleted by 8 AM EST tomorrow, so feel free to vent, sob, rage, cheer, and share whatever’s on your mind.
Update: “On The Fence” Responds
It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “On the Fence,” the woman who was dating a guy, “Carl,” who still had a drawer […]
Call for Letters
Hey, I need your help! Last month, Google did what’s called a “core algorithm update” which affects how websites rank in search results. Google does these updates a few times a year, but this was a really big one that negatively affected websites in a few key industries including relationship […]
Weekend Open Thread
I wanted to take a pause this week in deference to the moment we’re in, culturally. It has felt like a mass awakening among non-black people to the oppression black people are still subjected to, day in and day out. And while I want to say that I was already […]
Topic of the Day: Has Anyone Surprising Reached Out?
Early on in the quarantine… back in those hazy days of late-March and early April, when NYC was suddenly the epicenter of the virus and making news for morbid reasons (remember the refrigerated trucks?), a handful of people I hadn’t heard from in many months and sometimes many years reached […]
Shortcuts: “My Online Boyfriend Sent a Racist Article”
It’s time again for Shortcuts. For every question, I’ll give my advice in just a few sentences because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great that being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to […]
Update: “A Forty-Something Friend” Responds
It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “A Forty-Something Friend” who had close friends navigating big challenges in their lives, like divorces and […]
Weekend Open Thread and Links
Hello! I don’t even know what to say. This has been one of the strangest, scariest weeks ever and I know it’s just the tip of the iceberg. I hope all of you are safe and healthy and managing to handle these rapid changes with as much grace and patience […]