BIO

Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. In addition to her Ask Erin advice column and her role as Managing Editor for Ravishly, her latest project, coming February 25, 2020 from HarperCollins | Park Row Books, is STRUNG OUT, a memoir about her decade-long battle with opiate addiction that explores the very nature of why people do drugs, casting light on the larger opiate crisis, written with the intention to destigmatize the topic of drug addiction. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

Erin Khar's Articles

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Fiancé Ghosted Me

Being ghosted sucks. Being ghosted when you’re in an actual relationship is even worse.
Erin Khar   |   06.12.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Think My Husband And Daughter Are Still Having An Affair 

I wish I could say I’ve never received a question like this before. But I have received some variation of the daughter-stepfather affair multiple times.
Erin Khar   |   06.5.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: An Update On A One-Night Stand With My Co-Worker

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. Q. Dear Erin, Almost a year ago, I wrote to you about my one-night stand with a co-worker. Your advice... Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.29.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: My Sister's Boyfriend Is Coming Between Us

That night, my sister's boyfriend sent me a text message saying “sweet dreams.”
Erin Khar   |   05.22.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: Why Is My Boyfriend Avoiding Me?

My boyfriend is avoiding me. Am I smothering him? Did I do something wrong?
Erin Khar   |   05.15.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: Can A Woman Rape A Woman?

I don't feel like this counts as rape. It wasn't violent, and she didn't drug me. This feels like one of those grey areas, but is it?
Erin Khar   |   05.8.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: How Do I Stop My Feelings For Someone Other Than My Boyfriend?

My boyfriend and I are generally very happy... except for one thing — I have powerful, almost overwhelming feelings for a mutual friend of ours.
Erin Khar   |   05.1.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: Can I Ask My Boyfriend To Dump His Best Friend?

In the texts, the best friend was joking about the situation and my boyfriend liking other girls...
Erin Khar   |   04.24.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: My Partner's Father Hates Me

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. Q. Hi Erin, So this one's a little complicated, and I’m not really sure how to explain it without it... Read...
Erin Khar   |   04.17.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Have Abandonment Issues 

Do people ever recover from abandonment issues? Life looks very long and very lonely from where I'm standing right now.
Erin Khar   |   04.10.19 12:01am   |   SHARE