Life & Love

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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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I used to take a certain amount of solace in announcing that my ex-boyfriend had cheated on me. Something about publicly owning my role as the injured party helped restore a tiny sense of power and confidence that his actions had initially left me without. It was a simple answer to “why did you two
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Dear E. Jean: For 15 years I’ve been seeing the same man. We’re about the same age, and when we’re together we talk about politics and food, our lives and the deaths of people we’ve loved. I’ve been through tough times in my life, and he’s been with me through it all. And he’s always
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Bless Amazon Prime Day, a made-up holiday that’s really all about shopping. The beauty of the site means that there’s something to discover in every category, including home. Here, professional picks from Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, site director at ELLEDecor.com. 1 French Press “Though bar carts are perennially fashionable, I love the idea of setting up
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A current marker of social status is how fast we know about obscure European lifestyles. Hygge is out, friluftsliv is in, and any minute now another adorable way of living that’s hard for English-speakers to pronounce will make its way onto the bestseller list and into furniture catalogs. We propose that lifestyle be Cwtch. Cwtch
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After Trevicia’s daughter was born, they along with Will moved yet again, this time to eastern Texas. Later, Will made a trip back to Houston, claiming he needed to pick up a few more of their things, but he never returned. Trevicia learned that he’d been having an affair with a 21-year-old neighbor back in
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Family vacations are great, and romantic getaways are crucial to a healthy marriage. But sometimes you just have to get away with your girls. Between work obligations, parenting duties, and keeping your husband from turning into your roommate, it can be tough to put the effort into maintaining your friendships. But your friends are crucial
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Relationships are weird, don’t you agree? Other people are unpredictable, and the endless combination of human interactions leads to some pretty frustrating encounters. In Nicole Knows, Nicole Cliffe helps us navigate all the ridiculousness relationships come with. If you have a question for Nicole, email ncadvice@hearst.com Dear Nicole, I have adjusted to a point in
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Happy Fourth of July! Doing anything fun for the weekend? Like, for instance, getting into a car with your significant other tonight to drive somewhere with a beach or some beautiful nature…just like everybody else? And then you’re idling on I-95 for hours, you’re out of podcasts, and one of you is quietly seething that
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Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For June, Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravers, authors of the just released book, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech, offer a four-week course in professional acumen, designed to serve you
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Dear E. Jean: A new coworker with a PhD has recently appeared in our office, and the boss favors everything she does and every word she says. In meetings, he (the boss) bows to the PhD’s opinion. He always agrees with her perspective on projects and trashes our efforts, especially mine. He’s obviously starstruck, but
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Ten years ago Sarah Thomas was feeling stuck. She was officiating football games for a local high school and didn’t see where her career was going next—there were no female referees in the pro leagues. “They said they would never hire a woman for a junior college,” she recounts to ELLE.com. “So I thought, ‘Oh,