Life & Love

I once passed the better part of a summer waiting for a spark to ignite with a guy whose feelings for me were mostly inscrutable, while mine never warmed above tepid. We got along well enough, were amply able to sustain a conversation, but ultimately, both of us understood we were taxiing down an endless
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Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Ringing in a new year always feels special, and this go-around?
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Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com‘s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Oh, the holidays. The magic that this time of year evokes
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Dear E. Jean: This is probably the most indelicate etiquette question you’ve ever received, but here it goes: My husband and I have been married eight years, run a business together, and are good parents. He’s my best friend, and I love him! But the dude just won’t shower. This has been a problem for…um…ever.
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Dear E. Jean: Because of career commitments, I rarely get to see my boyfriend. When we do have the chance to be together, unless we’re having sex, he plays video games instead of talking to me. It’s even worse on the phone: I have to compete with the online gamers he’s chatting with and playing
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Dear E. Jean: It’s hard to believe, but I think my husband is trying to poison me. Part of me worries that I’m paranoid and may be imagining it, but the facts present a different story. I suspect he’s putting something in my coffee. I notice it smells funny, and when I drink it, my
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Dear E. Jean: It’s 2:30 a.m. I’m packing and moving out of my boyfriend’s house. Here’s what happened: I found a strange e-mail on his computer from a woman about “meeting up.” So I googled her funny-sounding name. I thought it was a hair salon or something. It was a prostitute at an escort service.
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Dear E. Jean: You answered my plea for help years ago, and as a result, I’m still married—and gladly so. Now my husband and I have been wed nearly 11 years, with kids, jobs, anxieties, etc. We’re both in good shape, although not as lovely as we were when we were younger. The problem is
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