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With friends like these…

  Q. I have a friend who has been my friend since childhood, but isn’t a very good one. She is selfish (always makes me do the traveling when we see each other; insists I come to her events but always has an excuse why she can’t come to mine), sometimes says things that hurt […]

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My ex is ruining my marriage!

Q. I’m afraid my ex-wife is going to wreck my new marriage. She’s not your typical ex-wife. She happens to be a vicious, nasty, and miserable woman who looks to bring everyone down to her level. I’m concerned she’s beginning to succeed with me and my new wife of one and a half years. Lest […]

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Sex vs. Romance

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com   Q. Is it just me or do other people’s husbands/boyfriends think romance is just another word for sex? No matter how many times I try to explain to my husband that romance means doing thoughtful things for one another, he just never seems able to make any gestures that could be described as […]

A Cat-lover’s Lament

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com Q. I’m 26 years old, have my own apartment, a good job, and I’ve been seeing someone for five months. We are getting along very well and things are getting serious in a “I think we may end up together way.” I haven’t had much luck with dating before this relationship so I’m very […]

Sex and the Married Girl

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com Since the 1950s, when Doris Day set the sexual standard for women, other, bolder females have attempted to hack the sexual taboo down to size. In the 60s, Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl exploits turned the tide in a decidedly less prudish direction. By the 90s, Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the […]

Devastated by a Break Up

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com   Q. About two months ago, my boyfriend of almost a year broke up with me. He told me that usual line of wanting to stay friends because he thought I’m such a great person. When I asked why he didn’t want to stay together, he didn’t really have an answer and kind of […]

Dealing with a Reluctant Stepmother

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com Q. My wife and I have been married for almost five years. I have a sweet, nine year old daughter from a previous marriage (I share custody with her mother). My wife has no children, but very much wants them. Unfortunately, we have had no luck in this endeavor. It seems to me that […]

When Infidelity Knocks…

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com Q. I’ve been married to my husband for sixteen years. We’ve had our ups and downs, but lately things have been boring and routine between us and I’ve been feeling kind of depressed about that. We have one 13 year-old daughter. I joined Facebook a few years ago and have connected with a lot […]

The Top Five Lessons I Learned from My Bad Relationships

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com 1. If you are always unsure if he cares for you, there’s probably good reason to worry. Now I’m not talking to the women out there who are irrationally insecure. I’m talking to women with normal to above average self-esteem, who just never know what their men are thinking or feeling with regards to […]

Is it Okay to Defer Love? by Bonnie Trachtenberg

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com Q. I feel jinxed when it comes to men. My first husband and I were very mismatched and we divorced after seven years. My second husband and I had many things in common, but he grew up in a very different ethnic culture from me and after a year, I felt his unusual attachment […]

Weathering the Divorce Blues

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com Q. A few months ago, I separated from my husband of twenty years and we are in the midst of a terrible divorce. While I know I was right to get out of my relationship, on some level I still have many moments of self doubt. I don’t know why I’m feeling this way, […]

My Thoughts on Motherhood…

http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com My Thoughts on Motherhood… Most people consider it a perfectly logical progression—you get married, you have children. It’s just the way of the world. But what if you’re a maverick like me, and the thought of creating another life for which you will be forever responsible scares the living daylights out of you? To […]

Twice As Nice

Welcome to In Search of a Happy Ending! Once a month I’ll bring you my thoughts on a variety of topics that relate to personal relationships and issues. I’ll also be accepting questions from you, and offering my advice and hard-earned wisdom to anyone who may be struggling with a personal problem and would appreciate […]

In Search of a Happy Ending – Personal Relationships……

Happy Holidays …… and welcome to my new column, In Search of a Happy Ending! Once a month I’ll bring you my thoughts on a variety of topics that relate to personal relationships and issues. I’ll also be accepting questions from you, and offering my advice and hard-earned wisdom to anyone who may be struggling […]

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