Monday, February 28, 2011

Whose side do I choose - my best friend or my boyfriend?

Question:  I have been going out with my boyfriend for a few months and we fight just like any couple. I always turn to my best friend (who’s also my roommate) for advice, and now she's grown this hatred for him.  It’s so bad, my friend and boyfriend can't be in the same room together. Now, my friend will snap at him at everything he says and then my boyfriend will argue back. It’s gotten so bad, my best friend has threatened to move out because my boyfriend is always around.  I can't stand it! I feel like I have to choose between the two of them. How can I handle this without choosing one or the other? (Scottsdale, AZ)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All my friends are prettier than me...

Take Ms. Gaga's advice - Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"

Question:  Recently, I've noticed all of my friends have been getting hit on when we go out to clubs - except me! It seems whenever we go to a bar/club, they are all talking to guys the whole time. I feel like no guys notice me. I'm not sure if it's just me but I feel like I don’t have sex appeal =( I know this might be my own insecurity but I can't help wonder why I don't get the same attention. Can you offer any advice? (Irvine, CA)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My boyfriend disappointed me on Valentine's Day :(

Question: Me and my boyfriend have been going out for a few months. Things have been going okay between us, he's fun to hang out with but I'm not sure if I want a future with him. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, he kept talking about how he would take me out or buy me flowers, etc. I told him he didn't have to take me out. When he kept asking what I wanted to Valentine's Day, I told him I didn't want anything so he could surprise me. Finally, when Valentine's Day came, he didn't do anything! I was completely shocked! I was expecting so much more. I know this is just a stupid holiday, but am I overreacting? I don't know how to approach this with him or if I should break up with him. Help! (Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who's got BIEBER FEVER??? My damn roommate! It's driving me bonkers!

"I know you love me! I know you care!"
Question:  I’m a college freshman and I share my dorm with a girl who is OBSESSED with Justin Bieber.  It’s out of control – Justin Bieber posters (all over her side of the wall), Justin sheets and bedding, the wallpaper on her computer… Justin’s face!  The music she plays 24/7? JUSTIN! She even wears Justin Bieber socks… like, WTF? We are 19 years old! Every time my friends come to my room I always have to tell them that none of the Justin Bieber stuff is mine.  SO embarrassing.  I want to request a new room to live in because it’s just so annoying.  Am I overacting? (Edmonton, Canada)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FIRST DANCE: We need help picking a wedding song!

Question:  Me and my fiancĂ© are getting married in a few months.  All the details are coming together but there is one thing we are stressing out about… picking a wedding song!  The truth is, we never had a “song” while we were dating and now we’re stuck picking a random one to dance to.  Ideally it would be a fairly recent song that many people would be familiar with (90s or newer) and we both love R&B music, so preferably in that genre.  How do we pick a song that has meaning but isn’t too cheesy?  Any recommendations? (Chicago, IL)

Monday, February 14, 2011

INTERVIEW: Author of "101 Behaviors a Guy Needs to Understand about his Woman!"

Check it out here!
The Social Shrink interviewed the author of 101 Behaviors a Guy Needs to Understand about His Woman!,” Jaymes Ian Woode, which comes out this Valentine's Day. This book talks about many of the odd behaviors that guys just don't seem to understand about women and a hysterical take on how to deal with them. Take a look below for our interview with Jaymes and how clueless guys can make their lives easier:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Living with my OCD girlfriend is driving me insane!

Question:  I recently moved in with my girlfriend of 2 years.  We are in a really good place and really in love.  There's just one problem - I can't stand living with her.  Let me just say again that I love my girlfriend, but sometime she drives me crazy.  She has all of these 'rules' now that we share an apartment - when we're eating dinner, I have to chew a certain way.  When I'm brushing my teeth, my toothbrush needs to face a certain direction.  After I shower, she yells at me if I make the bathmat too wet because she says it grosses her out.  Isn't this a little too much? She complains about everything I do: shaving (don't leave hairs in the sink), watching TV (volume can't exceed a certain point), sleeping in our bed (I can't face her because she says I breath too hard in her face)... the list goes on!!! I hope this doesn't lead to us breaking up - what should I do??? (Los Angeles, CA)

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have social media drama

Social Media opens up an easy platform for people to talk smack!
Question: What should I do when people start bitching about me in their twitter and blogs with their friends? I think they've misunderstood me a big time. I rant angrily about some girl and they kept indirectly saying about “some ugly bitch me & _____ were talking about really doesn't know her ugly roots, she's talking great of herself now” which I think they're talking about me through social websites. It all seems not right and guess what? I privatize and change names of my blog, tumblr, twitter and all my social websites. Now I'm feeling so damn depressed of what had happened.  My friends told me maybe I was too sensitive but I got the feeling they're talking about me. Am I being paranoid now?  -very disturbed pre-adult teen :(

Saturday, February 5, 2011

HELP! I have two guys for Valentine's Day!

[Article first published as HELP! I have two guys for Valentine's Day! on Technorati.]

With Valentine's Day coming up, everyone is scrambling to find a Valentine. Some lucky folks even have two! Like in this woman's dilemma, the reader needs to choose between two guys.

Question: I have a dilemma. I am seeing two different guys and they both asked me out on Valentine's Day. I'm not exclusive with either one of them since I’ve just been just casually dating. For both of them I told them I'm not sure if I will be free because I can't decide who to spend it with. One of them is a great, stable guy that I enjoy hanging out with. The other one is more fun but I'm not sure if he is the commitment type. If they were both put together into one person, then he'd be perfect! I feel like if I reject one of them the other one will be offended and not date me anymore. Should I go to dinner with one then grab drinks with the other? Should I just pick one? HELP! (Miami, FL)