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Marriage Means Accepting That It's Sometimes Gonna Suck

If you’re engaged or soon to be married, you’re already deep in the receiving line for a slew of advice about throwing all in, sticking it out, never giving up, etc. Some of this advice will be good and some will be bad; the only thing you can know for sure is that the advice will be wholly indicative of the giver’s… » 7/23/15 3:00pm 7/23/15 3:00pm

You Fell in Love '36 Questions' Style: Now What?

Back in January, you probably came across that Modern Love essay asking whether you could fall in love with a stranger by answering a series of 36 increasingly intimate questions together. The answer, posited the column, was yes. But the more important question is probably: what next? What happens after your essay… » 5/06/15 11:50am 5/06/15 11:50am

The Man Who Edits 'Modern Love' Reveals the Secrets of the Column

It's difficult to pick a "best" part of The New York Times, but for many, it's the Sunday Styles. For a smaller subset of people, the "Modern Love" column within the Sunday Styles is the super best part of the paper. And for that group, an interview with the man who makes the Modern Loves happen is like a relationship… » 1/17/14 7:15pm 1/17/14 7:15pm

Augusten Burroughs Bucks Tradition, Writes a Decent 'Modern Love'

Has the New York Times' "Modern Love" column taken a turn for the tolerable? First there was the thought-provoking Jessica Bennett essay about the meaning of marriage, then there that story of the old couple who were each widowed and found each other late in life that made me cry, and now it's novelist Augusten… » 5/24/13 3:00pm 5/24/13 3:00pm

Your Evening Cry: One of the Best Love Stories We've Ever Read

The New York Times Modern Love column can be tedious, pretentious, and downright ridiculous. But sometimes it's compelling, heartbreaking, and beautiful. Today's piece just set my tear ducts into overdrive, and although I'm incredibly exhausted today (STFU, hormones!), I'm positive I'd still sniffle if I wasn't. » 1/24/13 9:15pm 1/24/13 9:15pm

Area Girlfriend Upset By Discovery of Boyfriend's Saved Relationship…

It's difficult to feel cherished when we know that our partners are still carrying emotional baggage from previous romantic entanglements, but it's especially difficult when that emotional baggage manifests itself in the form of actual pieces of crap that used to belong to his ex-girlfriend. And what if he refuses to… » 10/10/11 6:30pm 10/10/11 6:30pm