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The Vine: May 8, 2000
May 8, 2000 – 9:52 AM | No Comment

Dear Sars,I enjoy your advice, and wondered if you have any for me.
I split with my husband around Christmas last year and have been seeing a really nice guy who works at the same company …

The Vine: May 5, 2000
May 5, 2000 – 9:51 AM | No Comment

Okay, here goes . . .I have been married for just under five years now and have realized that I might have made a mistake. I have known my husband since high school, where we …

The Vine: May 4, 2000
May 4, 2000 – 9:49 AM | No Comment

Sarah,A good friend of mine was invited on a date with a “nice guy.” On their first (and only) date he showed up with a $1000 bottle of perfume and was offering to do more.
He …

The Vine: May 3, 2000
May 3, 2000 – 9:47 AM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,So I finally overcame my intimidation of The Big City, marched my ass into NY and got a career-oriented job that I love. Mere weeks after I was hired, my beloved spouse received a …

The Vine: May 2, 2000
May 2, 2000 – 9:46 AM | No Comment

Sarah,Please help! I’ve had an argument with my wife that’s upset us both very much. Here’s the situation . . . we’ve been happily married for two years and I love my wife very much. …

The Vine: May 1, 2000
May 1, 2000 – 9:43 AM | No Comment

There’s this slut-face I know. We hate each other but have mutual friends. I found out that the slut-face was messing around [with] her best friend’s boyfriend. So, I told the best friend what was …

The Vine: April 28, 2000
April 28, 2000 – 7:50 PM | 3 Comments

Dear Sarah,I know you aren’t a guidance counselor but I feel I need an objective opinion from someone who has no stake in the matter.I attend a reasonably prominent Jesuit university (I’m just finishing my …

The Vine: April 27, 2000
April 27, 2000 – 7:50 PM | No Comment

Dear Sars,
I have a netiquette question for you. WAY back in the day, when I first got an email account through my university and could only access it and newsgroups, I struck up an email …

The Vine: April 26, 2000
April 26, 2000 – 7:49 PM | No Comment

A year and a half ago I got married. Six months later we were both sleeping around and out of love. We still moved away to Canada and signed a one-year lease. We’re happy enough, …

The Vine: April 25, 2000
April 25, 2000 – 7:48 PM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,I would really appreciate your opinion on a somewhat complicated matter. I moved in with my boyfriend last summer and was very happy and in fact thought that he was The One and that …