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

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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Dear D: I Used To Date Terrible Men. Why Don’t I Feel A Spark With My New Nice Guy?

Hi Danielle! Like many women, I’ve got a string of bad relationships behind me. In fact, every husband/boyfriend/lover I’ve had through the years has been either a substance abuser, domestic abuser, married or chronically unemployed. I’ve had therapy in the past and I certainly don’t want to repeat this pattern in my future. I’ve met […]

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Dear D: I need high-minded, sleeves rolled up, FREE advice

I am accepting + welcoming “Dear D” letters for my advice column. How it works: You’ve got: A conundrum. Some serious confusion. You think you might even feel a headache coming on Not to mention a plethora of questions You Need: Advice Nuts and bolts hashing it out To be reminded of your greatness Tough-love […]

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Dear D: I Can’t Stop Thinking of My Ex-Boyfriend

Dear Danielle, About a year ago now, I separated from my boyfriend. We’d been dating and living together for three years going four. We were both French citizens, living in London so things got pretty serious pretty fast.  Because he knew I was in a tough spot, he invited me to move in with him […]

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Dear D, I Have Bad Taste In Men

Dear Danielle, It’s no secret to my friends and family that I have relationship issues with men. I tend to pick men that are hard to be with and I just went through another terrible break up. This time he pushed me to the ground, told me he could blow my head off if he […]

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Dear D, My man’s not ambitious and I think it might be a problem (Part 2)

Last Wedneday, H in NYC asked Danielle about her lovely but unambitious beau.  This is the second part of their exchange. Dear D, I just don’t know how to distinguish between my “crazies” and the issues.  I love him and I know he loves me.  He is a good, honest, responsible, reliable man.  He will […]

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Dear D, My ex won’t move out or move on

Dear D, I moved to a new city last fall with my boyfriend of 2.5 years and everything seemed to change. We slowly started to grow apart and I decided I wanted different things out of life. So just a couple of weeks ago (after about 5 months of us both being quite unhappy) I […]

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Dear D, I made out with my friend. Now what?

Dear D, So a few weeks ago I met up with my old friend Paul for dinner. We had dinner and I had a few more drinks than I usually do. Long story short, we ended up making out in my car for an hour at the end of the night. There was so much […]

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