Advice from Melissa: He’s making me choose between him and my job

Advice from Melissa: He’s making me choose between him and my job

Dear Melissa, I have been offered a job at a higher position within my company. It is a great opportunity for me, however, it requires me to relocate to New Jersey, and my boyfriend is really against me going. My career is very important to me, and I have worked very hard to get this […]

Advice from Melissa: I’m affectionate and my boyfriend won’t show me love

Advice from Melissa: I’m affectionate and my boyfriend won’t show me love

Dear Melissa, I am in a relationship with someone who is not outwardly affectionate. This goes beyond excessive PDAs to the point where he wont even hold my hand or show any type of physical affection unless we are in private. I am a very affectionate person, and the constant rejection of my advances has […]

Advice from Melissa: Should I cancel the party I planned prior to break-up?

Advice from Melissa: Should I cancel the party I planned prior to break-up?

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend of four years and I recently broke up. I was in the process of planning him a surprise party for his 30th birthday, and all of the arrangements were already made and paid for when I found out he was cheating on me. The party is in two weeks, and since […]

Advice from Melissa: How do we handle joint custody of the dog?

Advice from Melissa: How do we handle joint custody of the dog?

Dear Melissa, I recently broke up with my longterm boyfriend. We had been together for nearly a decade, and, in that time, had lived together and adopted a dog who is the light of both of our lives. Now that we are apart with no chance of reconciliation, he wants to share joint custody of […]

Advice from Melissa: My ex is dragging my name through the mud

Advice from Melissa: My ex is dragging my name through the mud

Dear Melissa, I started dating a guy who travels a lot for work and is often on the road. We were only dating a few months when I met someone local and we started talking. I had been very lonely, and this guy gave me a lot of attention so I emailed my guy and […]

Advice from Melissa: Labor Day means a confrontation with my boyfriend’s ex

Advice from Melissa: Labor Day means a confrontation with my boyfriend’s ex

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend’s family has a Labor Day party every year, and I recently found out that this year his ex is planning to come. He did not invite her, but she is very close friends with his sister, and she invited her even though he asked her not to. This girl is still […]

Advice from Melissa: Living together not working, but he has nowhere to go

Advice from Melissa: Living together not working, but he has nowhere to go

Dear Melissa, I am struggling with my current living situation and I don’t know what to do. My boyfriend and I live together and things are not good. We fight all of the time and I want to ask him to leave, but I know he has nowhere to go. What do I do? Cohabitator […]

Advice from Melissa: Boyfriend’s ‘demons’ are tearing apart our relationship

Advice from Melissa: Boyfriend’s ‘demons’ are tearing apart our relationship

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend has a lot of “demons.” I love him very much, but I feel like his addictions are tearing us apart. I don’t want to leave him but it feels like he is dragging me down with him. What do I do? Drowning Dear Drowning, Consider this your life preserver. You do […]

Advice from Melissa: Should I take a job opportunity despite my boyfriend?

Advice from Melissa: Should I take a job opportunity despite my boyfriend?

Dear Melissa, I am thinking about taking a new job because it is a great opportunity for my career path. The only problem is that it is a few states away and my boyfriend wouldn’t consider making the move. Should I just forget the whole thing? Leaving on a jet plane Dear Job Seeker, Congratulations […]

Advice from Melissa: My friend spends all her time with her new boyfriend

Advice from Melissa: My friend spends all her time with her new boyfriend

Dear Melissa, My best friend started dating a guy. She seems really happy but has dropped all of her friends to be with him. We all feel abandoned and know when things eventually end that she’ll come back to us like the abandonment never happened. How do we get her back now? Party of One […]

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