It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday, and across New York City, happy hours are winding down and group chats are lighting up. Outside the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, hundreds of young women are standing i..
Dear E. Jean: Losing my boyfriend is my top fear. We’ve been together a year, and he’s so wonderful, always making me laugh and feel valued. But I’m turning into the kind of girl-friend I absolutely d..
There is something about traveling exclusively with women that amplifies the feeling of freedom brought on by vacation. For one, there is less compromise: activities you may have to beg a male partner..
Dear E. Jean: My twin sister is rude, obnoxious, condescending, and uses any opportunity (public or private) to vent about how I've "let her down," never buy her presents, etc. It's embarras..
Dear E. Jean: Two men have proposed marriage in the past few months. The choice: Sweet, sensitive, emotionally available man who couldn't get a successful career to save himself; or, exciting, po..
Dear E. Jean: My sister is a teetotaler, which would be fine if she didn’t regularly lecture those of us who drink about how we are “poisoning” ourselves, “heading to an early demise,” etc. It’s espec..
Dear E. Jean: I'm ready to send out invitations to my wedding. It will be small and elegant—just close friends and family. I'm hesitating about mailing an invitation to one of my oldest frie..
Dear E. Jean: For the past four months, I've been seeing a wonderful, smart, funny man. My mother is worried because I'm 22 and he's 32. He also has two small children from a previous a..
Dear E. Jean: What's the best course of action after being fired? With six great years at a company, I was canned because I played a practical joke. (I hid my supervisor's glue stick. Yes. I..
I wish we had a husband,” I said to my wife. She was 32 weeks pregnant, and I was carrying the lion’s share of our groceries back to our apartment, three blocks over and one street up. I had surprised..