Dear D: My Father’s Family Disowned Me. Can I Change My Name?

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Dear Danielle, In December of 2011 my father’s family unofficially disowned me. I made a comment to my cousin on Facebook and it was taken hugely out of proportion. My grandmother sent me a letter officially uninviting me from Christmas at her house and it contained quite a few nasty comments about what a disrespectful […]

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Dear Danielle: Help Me Be a Confident Introvert

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Q: “Hi Danielle… My name is Madison and I’m a teenager. I’m a natural introvert, and I sometimes struggle to find the right words. I love the online world, where I have time to think of a reply, but unfortunately part of life is being able to talk to people! Confidence is probably the biggest […]

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Dear Danielle: I feel pressured to find a husband

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Q: “Dear Danielle… I’m a 31 year old grad-school student from California, I really enjoy reading your comments to other people’s posts. I will be transferring soon to my dream university to finish my masters in Education , but at the moment I feel lost and fairly upset when it comes to finding love. Sometimes I […]

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Dear Danielle: Which Comes First- Security or Happiness?

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Q: “Hi Danielle… My husband is from New Zealand and I am from Colombia. We were living in Colombia until I finished my degree, and then moved to NZ where we had always dreamed of settling down. But I really struggled to find a job there, as I was a foreigner, recently graduated and with […]

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Dear Danielle: Will I ever find love or should I just give up?

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This original question has been edited to protect the identity of the submitter. Q: “Hi Danielle, my name is Emily and I’m an incredibly shy and awkward 22 year old that recently graduated college. I’ve never had a boyfriend, never been kissed or gone on a date and never even been flirted with. I know […]

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Dear Danielle: Education vs. A Future Career Love?

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Q:  Hi, my name is Amanda and I am 20 years old and need some advice on my future career. I’ve been raised with not very much, and my family always said that the key to happiness later in life is getting a solid education. Although I think this is true, I don’t want to […]

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Dear D, I’m Getting Mixed Messages From A Guy

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Hello Danielle, I met this amazing guy on a dating site, he was very sweet, funny, charming, cute, smart and great to talk to. Everyday, he would text me and/or call me first, and even send me cute little good morning texts. Two weeks later, we decided to meet up and we finally did, five […]

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Dear D: My Boyfriend and I Broke Up + I Don’t Know Why

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Dear D, I was just dumped really unexpectedly by my boyfriend of 9 months.  Our relationship was fun and sexy and totally on track to go somewhere. I had no idea that anything was wrong, but a few nights ago he announced that he’d been feeling “emotionally dull” and that “this just wasn’t what he […]

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Dear D: How do I find my calling?

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Dear D, I did all the right things to get up and out of my small town – worked hard, went to an amazing college, paid my own way, graduated with honors, got into Teach for America (a prestigious program), and now I don’t know what my calling is. How do I find it? How […]

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Dear D: How Do I Get My Man To Help Around The House?

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Dear D, I’m really struggling with finding a happy balance between accountability and flexibility with my husband.  If he says he’s going to do something (read instead of watch TV, go to the gym, take out the garbage) and then doesn’t do it, I often find myself upset because he didn’t do what he said […]

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