When you have a life milestone happen, it's good to step back and reassess the things you thought you knew about yourself.— Emily Yoffe
The most revealing Emily Yoffe quotes that are glad to read
When you're dealing with an in-law violation, I think the first line of defense is for the blood relation to have a serious talk.
Polygamy has an ancient history and is legal in many parts of the world.
I find the rules of polygamy to be damaging and it's potentially dangerous to young girls and terrible for "excess" boys. But polyamory is supposed to be a more equal arrangement among agreeing adults.
Once an affair is over, the cheaters need to agree not to see each other anymore in order to reestablish trust with their spouses.
Obama's major accomplishment is himself.
This can be an effective argument to make to undecided voters and something Obama has to artfully address.
I know this is awkward, but when you laugh after almost everything you say, it ends up undermining you.
Interfering, judgmental, and disrespectful mothers-in-law are common complaints.
I understand polyamory is different from polygamy, and doesn't share the latter's rigid and noxious views that men run the show and are the only ones allowed multiple partners.
Аs I've mentioned many times, sitting through graduation ceremonies is one of life's drearier milestones.
Anyone who marries gets no guarantee that their partner, no matter what they vow, will always keep that promise.
I have people close to me who ask my advice just as I ask theirs.
Accept the fact that life presents us with opportunities to find more than one "one", and that you have learned a mighty life lesson when the next one comes along.
I am against lying, but just because someone asks a question does not mean you have to answer it.
Keep in mind that when you tell people to come see you, they might not get the idea about when it's time to leave.
Never loan money to friends or family that you are not able to write off entirely.
I agree that not responding, and blocking his email, is the way to deal with the man you hope falls silent again.
An alcoholic 47-year-old woman with teenagers who thinks a guy in his mid-20s is a good prospect as a partner definitely has some judgment and character flaws.
I have this wonderful capacity just to walk away from my mistakes and not dwell on them.
Each week I am forced to revise my original opinion that Facebook is a great innovation for keeping people in touch, to believing that it is merely a canvas for members to act out strange, unresolved conflicts and desires.
Unless you work at the Republican National Committee or some other conservatively affiliated organization, people's personal political preferences should not be a criterion for employment or comfort in the workplace.
I'm wondering how someone who goes around wearing a wedding ring succeeded in the dating pool. Normally a wedding ring sends a flashing "Do Not Enter" message - except to those looking for flings with married people.
Sure, people talk about all kinds of stuff at the office, but surely everyone has better things to do than sound like they're auditioning for Fox News.
I do feel haunted by some of the letters and the suffering people have endured.
But I keep in mind that the people who write to me know that I am a journalist and an on-line advice columnist, not a social service professional.
Sometimes people back themselves into corners where they think they have to make kind of an engraved-in-stone decision.
When people are really drunk they have a propensity to harm themselves and others - they fall off buildings, they drive into other cars.
The world's full of victims and the world's full of terrible perpetrators and I want them identified and caught.
You can't get a guarantee from everyone who appears in personal photographs that they will forever remain warm presences in one's life or sweet memories.
Love is not shown by giving your toddler a car.
It's better demonstrated by clapping as she bangs on pots or singing to her while she plays with her cheap little bath toys in the tub.
My inbox [showed me] how much pain there is in the world.
I appreciated hearing from people, but it was hard to know I couldn't do anything.
Setting up a college fund would be a great way to redirect the tangible evidence of Daddy's love.
It is a mystery why people think they need to act as their friends' dietitian, nonetheless it's common.
When my daughter left for college, I lost my in-house consultant to youth culture. There's just stuff I don't get. And there's something kind of pathetic about someone my age trying to pretend she gets it, so I don't try to pretend.
Sometimes people have a wild past because they have an essentially wild nature, and that's how they plan to go through life. Sometimes such people settle into happy monogamy, and can be content there because they never have to wonder, "What did I miss?"
I've never gotten a letter where I thought I knew the person.
But I have heard from people who think they know the letter writer.
I can't imagine anything that would signal more clearly that life goes on and joy can follow tragedy than your having a much wanted child.
I counseled a 75-year-old married, bi-sexual man who was having a gay affair and was not having sex with his wife to continue his secret life because that seemed like the kindest thing to do. But a young woman embarking on married life, hoping to start a family with her husband, needs to at least know he's already living a double life.
The human heart is a mysterious and sometimes dark place.
I marvel with distress that in 2015 we are fighting the vaccination wars.
It is deeply disturbing that people who should be able to weigh discredited so-called studies instead believe garbage, and so are willing to endanger their children and others. I sincerely hope this madness burns itself out before a lot more people get hurt.
Not many people could juggle graduate school and two jobs.
Don't underestimate the power of the nonplussed look and the shake of the head.
Letting noxious words hang in the air can be very powerful.
There are some people who do not have a wild past because being wild would make them terribly self-conscious and uncomfortable.
I try to direct people in distress to the right resources, where they can get comprehensive help. I've heard from many people that simply putting down in a letter what is going on in their lives is therapeutic in and of itself.
I spent most of my 20s dating older men, and I really wish I had spent that time dating men my own age who were going through the same experiences I was. I totally understand the appeal of a mature, dashing older man over fellow twenty-somethings who are still figuring things out. And, true, a fling with an older man can be instructive in many ways, and no doubt he finds you attractive.
People often recommend, "Why do you ask?" as a good conversation stopper.
But that really doesn't end the conversation, it just leaves the other person sputtering for a response. I like, "You'll be the first to know.".
When you expand the definition of marriage beyond one man and one woman, society can expect other consenting adults in other configurations to say that their choices deserve recognition.
The biggest problem is that people want to tell the whole story, and they write letters that are way longer than anything I could possibly run.
It's just not right to make an innocent child suffer because of the father's misdeeds.
If you look at books that describe the 16 personality types, you can see how different they are from each other.
The only solution seems to be for government to toughen the vaccination laws and close the loopholes that allow people to opt out for philosophical and so-called religious reasons. The laws need to make clear: no shot, no school.
Extreme picky eaters may have what's called Selective Eating Disorder.
People with this experience physical and psychological discomfort over certain tastes, smells, textures.