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He’s Mine Now

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Help! My Closeted Boyfriend Was Only Dating Me Because He Wanted to Be Straight.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. This week’s question is a wild one. Q. Baby daddy jumping out of the closet: About a year ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl....Show More Summary

Not Her Only Mom

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Sexy Claus

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Finders Keepers, Cheaters Weepers

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Help! My Friend Is About to Marry Someone Awful—and He Wants Me to Officiate the Wedding.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Unwilling officiant: My best friend recently got engaged to a woman I think is awful. In the year and a few weeks they’ve been together, I’ve never seen her treat him compassionately or tenderly. Show More Summary

Grandma’s Secret

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Very Personal Statement

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Crowded House

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Help! I’m a Medical Professional, and I’m Starting to Hate My Patients.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Why do I hate everyone?: I’ve worked in the medical field for almost 20 years—and I find that I’m tired of it. I hate the patients, my co-workers, and management. I feel stuck. Show More Summary

Understanding Undeliverable and Returned E-mails

Do you get undeliverable e-mail returns or bounce-backs and are unsure what they would mean. You are not alone! I get asked about this quite often so I thought I would share with you information on how to decipher undeliverable and returned e-mails. Show More Summary

Wobbly Bed

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Cancerous Quacks

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Perfectly Sexless

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Help! My Boyfriend Thinks I’m a 7.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. My boyfriend thinks I’m a 7: My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for seven months and became exclusive when he asked me to be his girlfriend three months ago. Show More Summary

Jarring Anger

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The Bath Runneth Over

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BEWARE: Red Means Red!

Several times each day I get e-mails through asking what a sender meant by having only certain text in their e-mail purposely changed to red. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals Check out my Workshop: EmailEtiquetteWorkshop.com

Help! My Crush Is Being Harassed by a Creepy Colleague. Is Now a Bad Time to Ask Her Out?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. It’s complicated crush: I have a super great friendship forming with my reserved pal, “Yorkie”—and I think sparks are flying? She is pursued relentlessly by a couple of borderline creepers in professional settings, which is stressing her out. Show More Summary

Moving Violation

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