Relationships

 
"The One-in-a-Million Boy," by Monica Wood.

You’ll want to read this Maine author’s touching tale of relationships, heartbreak

By Sarah Walker Caron on April 06, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Monica Wood’s newest book, “The One-in-A-Million Boy,” tells the story of the aftermath of the death of an 11-year-old boy who’d forged a friendship with an 104-year-old woman.
MAINE LOVE STORIES
Jenn Brooks of Maine and John Sonnenberg of New York celebrate atop Katahdin after finishing the entire Appalachian Trail together in 2001. The two met near the southern end of the 2,200-mile trail, fell in love, and finished the trail together. John moved to Maine to be with Jenn after finishing the trail, and they married in 2005.

A walk to remember: Maine woman finds love on the Appalachian Trail

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 13, 2015, at 7:22 a.m.
Carol (left) and Michael Murphy of Glenburn renew their wedding vows at Bangor Baptist Church in Bangor in this 2011 BDN file photo.

Valentine’s Day weekend events, from chocolate treats to funky beats

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 12, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
MAINE LOVE STORIES
John Holyoke and his wife, Karen, exchange vows on the Bangor Waterfront.

Computer dating love: A case of momentarily mistaken identity

By John Holyoke on Feb. 12, 2015, at 5:28 a.m.
MAINE LOVE STORIES
Julie Baker Leaden, Holden resident.

Mainers share their most awkward dates

By Natalie Feulner on Feb. 11, 2015, at 7:42 a.m.
Steve and Marta Robbins, seen on their wedding day in August 1971.

From Bangkok to Brewer: Maine couple recount their international love story

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 09, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
The engagement ring that Adam Robinson presented his girlfriend, Jennie Cates, Thursday night during the Hunter Hayes concert at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Orono man proposes during Hunter Hayes concert

By Dawn Gagnon on May 02, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, are seen at their home in Fairfield, Conn., on Wednesday. The couple who eloped in 1932 and will be celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

Who said it wouldn’t last? Connecticut couple to mark 81st anniversary

By Richard Weizel, Reuters on Nov. 20, 2013, at 8:21 p.m.
DEAR PRUDENCE
Emily Yoffe

He nursed me to health. Now he’s stalking me. Help!

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 28, 2013, at 7:43 p.m.
I tried to be gentle, but since I broke it off he has left hundreds of messages on my phone.
DEAR PRUDENCE
Emily Yoffe

If your husband is crazy, get your pregnant self to a divorce lawyer

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 21, 2013, at 6:20 p.m.
You say you put a lot of work into this marriage. But that’s like saying you put a lot of work into building a house at the site of an annual mudslide.
CAROLYN HAX

Am I being a good grandma or a big jerk?

By Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post on Sept. 15, 2013, at 6:33 a.m.
DEAR PRUDENCE
Emily Yoffe

My wife doesn’t want sex, so I cheated on her with a man. What now?

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 14, 2013, at 1:21 p.m.
No one before had ever said was sexy, and I keep hearing those words in my head.
DEAR PRUDENCE

Do I need to care for my druggie sister’s infant?

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 07, 2013, at 5:49 p.m.
I have no doubt that the government will eventually have to remove the baby from her custody because she’s simply not capable of caring for someone else.
DEAR PRUDENCE

Can I talk about my husband’s affair if it leads to violence?

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 31, 2013, at 7:10 p.m.
I feel like he’s defending his affair partner by telling me not to expose the affair.

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity

By Jessica Olien, Slate on Aug. 24, 2013, at 8:49 p.m.
Social isolation kills more people than obesity does — and it’s just as stigmatized.
DEAR PRUDENCE

My father smokes. Doesn’t he deserve to die?

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 24, 2013, at 6:14 p.m.
I’m fed up and having a hard time mustering sympathy for his self-inflicted disease.
DEAR PRUDENCE

If I give my host sex, do I still need to bring a gift?

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 17, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.
A friend informed me that intercourse was not a substitution for flowers, dinners or wine.

A boyfriend’s idiotic hypothetical question

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 10, 2013, at 8:32 p.m.
The puppy or Shakespeare? Is there a dumber question?
Jennifer Tress begins a presentation at George Mason University with a photograph of her 13-year-old self. She has written a book titled "You're Not Pretty Enough: You Can’t Make Up Real Life."

‘You’re not pretty enough’: Dealing with ugly self-doubt

By Emily Wax, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2013, at 6:11 a.m.
She will tell you how years after divorce her ex’s painful words led her to become what she calls “an accidental body-image activist.”
A summer azure butterfly perches on yellow hawkweed growing alongside the Down East Sunrise Trail near Card's Crossing in Franklin.

Exploring with the grandkids teaches interesting lessons about Maine

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Aug. 07, 2013, at 11:32 a.m.