Dear Aunty Em: Christmas crap

‘How do I cope with the fallout after a Christmas party? As far as I can tell, we all had a great time, there was lots of dancing and fun, yet one of the girls in my team hasn’t spoken to me since Friday. I did my usual ‘phantom’ but then again, so did heaps of […]

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Dear Aunty Em, Is ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ real? What does one do after they have spent the past 20 years of their life living for their children? At only 38, I find myself with no children at home anymore (which my husband loves, and I hate), I have bought another dog, taken up extra study, […]

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‘Dear Aunty Em, I have been seeing a guy for 10 months and I would like to take it to the next level but he never wants to commit to anything. If I try to make plans for the weekend, he says that he can’t commit even though he will organise stuff with his mates […]

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‘I met a guy at a large gig.We had fun dancing together and hanging out. Later into the night, we went our separate ways to hang out with our friends, thinking we would run into each other again but it didn’t happen. Now I’ve managed to stalk this guy down through social media even though […]

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‘Why is it always the guys you don’t want to hear from that send you cute texts and the ones you hope to hear from, you hear crickets/nothing!?’ – Silent Witness Dear Silent Witness, Could The Secret really be wrong? Is it possible that focusing our attention on something doesn’t attract it? As someone who has […]

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‘Is it true? I keep bumping into these drop dead gorgeous gals who tell me the singles scene in Sydney is awful and that Sydney blokes are, well, less than desirable. I’d love to hear from the worldly girls about what makes us (yes, I am one) so hopeless. How can we lift our game, […]

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‘What happens when you’ve been good mates with someone for 15 or 20 years only to wake up one day to a Facebook rant that reveals the shock that they are a Liberal loving Tony Abbott devotee who thinks his plan re: cutting off Aboriginal communities is just giving everyone a ‘fair go’. And you […]

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I’ve found my soul mate – should I really give him up because he’s an idiot about money?’ – Cashless Transaction Dear Cashless Transaction, As someone who was once peer pressured into buying $600 shoes that I couldn’t walk in, I empathise with your dumb ass soul mate. Being stupid about money is something I […]

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‘I was treated to my first ever gin and tonic(s) last weekend. This morning I wanted one for breakfast. Is that normal?’  – Thirsty Dave  Dear Thirsty Dave, My first question is what kind of day are you having? Did you just find out that you got your 20 year old intern pregnant? Is she […]

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‘Dear Aunty Em, A guy has asked me out but I suspect he doesn’t respect women, and perhaps isn’t even a grown-up, and the more time I spend with him, which hasn’t been much so far, the less I seem to like him. I’m attracted to him and it’d be nice to have a fling, […]