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On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Thinks I'm Clingy and This Terrifies Me

"Embrace the Cryface" FTW. Please make bumper stickers.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm 3

On More Banking Bonus Discussions Should Be Scored To Songs About Women With Large Asses

wait ..... this wasn't just a weird dream I had?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm 2

On Maybe Sex Is The Least Fun Thing Two People Can Do

I remember feeling this way in my early 20s, I'm sure it's something a lot of young women can relate to. However, as I became more sure of myself and my desires as an independent woman in the world, my desire for interactions that included sex increased. I guess my point is that desire and ideas about sex can ebb and flow for one person over a lifetime (particularly women, whose lives are more at the mercy of various chemical interactions) and that's totally normal and okay. We don't have to live in a dichotomy of horndog vs. prude.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:21 am 1

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

@allyzay I'm not reading emotional abuse here. Maybe immaturity? Some codependence possibly? But emotional abuse seems a bridge too far.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:41 am 0

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

@Pandemic Endemic Keep in mind that you may be one of only a few adults those kids encounter who isn't a religious zealot, and you can model a different mode of being for them. If you want to!

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:38 am 2

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

Dear LW; I HAVE SO BEEN THERE. In my 30s, I mostly didn't go home for the festivities. But now in my 40s I'm sorry that I didn't. Sure I hate the bible-thumping, judgement, schmaltz and forced cheer. It's completely awful! But visiting the family homestead is like going on a hero's journey, and your reward for "going through the motions" is actually knowledge about yourself. There's a level at which shunning your parents is shunning an important part of yourself. SO if you can't go through with it out of love for your mother (which: no judgment - I've been there!), then do it in the interest of self-betterment. Like going to the gym, except an emotional exercise.

FWIW - I found the whole mishegoss a lot easier to deal with sober, but your mileage may vary.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:37 am 1

On When Will New York's Hugging Epidemic End?

Hugging is for Californians. Get a grip, New Yorkers! Pressing your torso to someone you've never seen naked is for hippies.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:52 am 1

On Everyone Around You May Be High On Marijuana

and the New York Post is ON IT

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:58 am 2

On Can We Interest You In An Opera Or Two?

i was fortunate enough to see both 'Two Boys' and 'Anna Nicole' this year - both were amazing and inspirational! I'm glad to see you recommend Die Frau ohne Schatten - I was tempted but not yet convinced! Strauss can be a heavy lift but I might just be ready.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Am So Jealous Of This Other Girl!

In addition to this being fantastic, world-beating advice; it's also beautifully written. POLLY FOR BENEVOLENT DICTATOR.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm 1