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Need Advice? Mail your questions for publication to advice@michelejaffe.com. The doctor can't promise to answer them all, but she'll do her best. (By sending a question you grant permission to have it appear here. Letters may be edited. Advice is for entertainment purposes only. No blaming us later okay? Okay.)

on younger men

Ok, I have a really,really great guy friend. Lately I’ve been getting this feeling that he likes me and my friends tell me they think he likes me. And I think we would make a good couple; I’m always laughing when he’s around, and I generally have a great feeling about myself when I talk […]

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I just want to be friends

michele- okay now i really hope i dont sound like some horrible person here but i have a problem. i have a boyfriend and i really like him-as a friend. he on the other hand is crazy in love, i dont want to break up with him because he’ll cry and be sad which i […]

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college unbound

Dear Michele, I don’t know if this is the right place to be asking this but I figured since you are a harvard grad you must be the expert on all things to do with University! I’m having a hard time adjusting to Uni right now….Don’t get me wrong I’ve made good friends and the […]

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Me: Trying to be funny. Him:Thinking I’m being rude. Me: Help!

ok, so there’s this boy that I like, and I’ve tried the CIAO ideas, but I’m stuck with the I. what kinds of questions could I ask a guy, older than me, that aren’t dumb, such as “are you trying out for the play?” also, how is it my friend can say all this flippant […]

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Ignore Tip #5

Are you ready to travel to Adviceopolis? Goggles, check? Seat belts, check? Helmet, check? Delicious snacks, check? LIFT OFF! hey so, i have this friend and she is really clingy to my best friend and i. we don’t really like her at all but she doesnt seem to be taking a hint. how can we […]

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I’ve never been on a date

Dear Michele, I’ve never been on a date, even though I’ve been in college for two years. I’m afraid that there is something wrong with me and that maybe boys don’t like me. My friends think that I’m pretty. I’m tall (5’10″), smart, and I’m nice to people. What are boys thinking? Am I intimidating? […]

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How to Make Friends (you actually like)

Dear Michele, I make lists. (Once I made a list of lists I had made!) My most important list currently is my “People to talk to more and become friends with” List. Unfortunately my list has two major flaws. The fist flaw: The list goes very slowly. It’s hard to just start talking to someone […]

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Frenemies

Dear Dr. Jaffe, I think that my best friend is manipulating me. She puts me down sometimes so I feel bad. Just little things like how I weigh more than her and how she has had many boyfriends while I have never had any. Also she acts moody sometimes and I start to think that […]

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dynomite

Why can’t I talk to guys I like?!?!

Hi Michele, Well, I have a big crush on a guy right now and I don’t really know what to do about it. He and I are in choir together but we don’t get to talk that often, since we’re in different sections. He’s a year older than me, so he’s not in any of […]

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Bye Bye Shy, I’m giving Brave a Try

Bye Bye Shy, I’m giving Brave a Try

ok, in 6th grade i met this guy that i fell really hard for. We would always joke around with each other. Then i moved away and had many crushes but the thing is i could never really get him out of my mind. Finally i realized he was my ideal guy and that’s my […]

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