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Ask Erin: I Don't Know How To Be Honest In My Open Relationship

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.


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Hello Erin, 

My partner and I of seven years had a trial run of an open relationship, so to speak. I slept with one person during that time, and I asked them before sleeping with them if they had tested themselves for STIs and HIV. They said they did, and the results were negative. We slept together once. Six months later, I went in for a random STD test, and it turns out I have chlamydia. 

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Ask Erin: I Need Help With My Non-Existent Married Sex Life

When we first got together, we were passionate and adventurous lovers. Once I got pregnant, that all went out the window. I have ZERO sex drive and don’t even want to be touched.  Read...
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Ask Erin: Why Do I Only Want To Sleep With Married Men?

To be quite honest, I could have most of the guys my age (around 22), but it just seems so boring to me, so common. The idea of sleeping with a married man is inviting and has a taste of danger too. Read...
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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ask To 'Pick My Brain'

Someone who I have never met asked me the other day over email if they could just pick my brain for a few minutes... Read...
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Ask Erin: My 20-Year-Old Son Is Engaged To A 53-Year-Old Woman

He just informed my husband and me that he's not going back to school for the spring semester, and he's planning on getting married to a 53-year old -woman from our neighborhood.  Read...
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Ask Erin: How Can I Make Real Friends Without Being Fake?

I definitely have no close friends at this point. I have kind of a tough personality, so I don't get along with everyone.  Read...
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Ask Erin: My Wife Wants A Polyamorous Relationship & I Don’t

I love my wife with all my heart, and I love our family. I just can’t seem to bring myself to be okay with this right now. I told her to give me time to think about it. Read...
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Ask Erin: I Can't Stop Comparing Myself To My Mother-In-Law

I’m not good at getting up early, getting dressed, cleaning — any normal thing a mom should do. My mother-in-law is the opposite. She’s always up early, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and working.  Read...