Life & Love

Dear E. Jean: I have a nice new boyfriend, but in nine months I’ve had one orgasm! The rest of the time, I’ve been faking it. I still enjoy a great libido, but I’m always left wanting. I can’t even climax with masturbation or vibrators anymore. With my past boyfriends, sex was always fabulous—three or
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Sep 13, 2017 Exactly 10 weeks before her due date, Shannon Frick woke up bleeding. She was scared, but, by now, she was used to being scared. Her entire pregnancy had been fraught with terror. Although Shannon initially conceived twins, one baby boy died in utero when she was 18 weeks pregnant. Survival was far
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Kelly Abeln Advertisement – Continue Reading Below They say that millennials aren’t buying houses because we spend all our money on avocado toast. While that’s definitely, irrevocably, 100 percent true, it’s probably also because we’ve seen too many movies about Wall Street disasters and have decided Hmm… I don‘t know that I want to give
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Dear E. Jean: My best friend constantly talks about how pretty she is. I’m not kidding. We can spend two hours together and the first hour is spent discussing how pretty she looks tonight, and the second hour is devoted to how pretty she looked last night and oh by the way, did you see
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Dear E. Jean: Seven months ago I rekindled things with my ex-husband, who’s now married to another woman. Foolish, I know! He swore he still loved me and was trying to extricate himself from his marriage. As it turned out, he and his wife were pursuing in vitro fertilization the whole time. Now I’m pregnant.
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Dear E. Jean: How can we—I’m including most of my girlfriends in this question­—be powerful, successful women and date not-as-successful men? Is it possible to maintain our femininity and earn more money than men and somehow not emasculate them? My girlfriends and I are struggling with this. I think I just lost the love of
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Dear E. Jean: I’m finding myself pursued by a wealthy, proper British banker who is all but begging me to let him be my “loyal, obedient slave.” He is serious. When it comes to sex, he wants me to order him around. He wants to be my “property.” I’m a gentle, romantic woman whose heart
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Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The first time I ever felt powerful, I was five years old and had a mouthful of magnets. I had seen an older kid in the neighborhood wearing braces, and for some misguided reason I decided that if I, too, wore braces, I would be special and metallic and, somehow,
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Dear E. Jean: Can you clarify the Girl Code? I’ve been finding myself in some questionable situations over the past couple of years that somehow or other always come down to potential violations of the Girl Code. I may be out of it—I’m 28; you’d think I’d have a clue—but what are the rules among
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