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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: I have a boyfriend, but I think my supervisor is sexy. Am I a bad person?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: I have a boyfriend, but I think my supervisor is sexy. Am I a bad person?

“Confused and Guilty” writes: Dear Ali, I need some advice because I am starting to feel confused and guilty. First of all, I am in a committed relationship of two years, and I am quite happy with my boyfriend. My problem is not really with him; in fact, I have very few complaints about him. […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: Set realistic goals and expectations for 2015

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: Set realistic goals and expectations for 2015

Happy New Year from Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Ali! How was your New Year’s Eve? Was it a trash-tastic drunken debauchery love fest extravaganza? Or did you just sit on the couch with your significant other, pass out to “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” or whatever it’s called now, and wake up after midnight to a few […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My boyfriend won’t propose to me and I’m getting impatient

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My boyfriend won’t propose to me and I’m getting impatient

“Put a Ring on It” writes: Dear Ali, My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 3.5 years, and lived together for the past year. I am extremely happy with him on all levels, and our relationship is wonderful. He is kind and affectionate, and I feel very loved. We are both very fond […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: 5 tips to survive the holidays with your significant other, or lack thereof

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: 5 tips to survive the holidays with your significant other, or lack thereof

Thanksgiving is upon us and will rush us into the holiday season with Black Friday sales, our obsession with free two-day shipping from Amazon Prime (or at least that’s mine), and incessant Christmas music on the radio and in every store. Advertising for the holidays have been programming and priming us even when we were […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My new girlfriend seems great. Why do I feel like something isn’t right?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My new girlfriend seems great. Why do I feel like something isn’t right?

“Jaded Online Dater” writes: Ali, I am a single guy in his mid-20s and have had some pretty shitty luck with dating. I have a great job that I love, have been told I am attractive, and I am independent. It sucks, though; I haven’t had a long-term relationship in a while (a couple years) […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I get someone to put their cell phone away when we’re face to face?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I get someone to put their cell phone away when we’re face to face?

“Smartphone Isolation” writes: Dear Ali, I am an older woman who grew up without cell phones. I grew up in an era of landline phones and answering machines, not smartphones with texting, social media, and e-mail. When I spend time with my family, friends, and colleagues, I find myself being frustrated with repeated interruptions of […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

“Visions” writes: “Hey dear! My question is, ‘How do you convince a spouse that God gave you a vision when he doesn’t quite believe?’” Dear “Visions,” First, my question to you is, “Why does it matter whether your spouse believes you or not about having a vision from God?” My second question for you to […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

“Healthy Boundaries” writes: “I cannot count how many times I have been told that I needed to begin establishing boundaries with others. Granted, I used to have difficulty in this area, and the repercussions would range from uncomfortable to downright excruciating. In the last few years, I have made a 180 degree turnaround and I […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

“What if” writes: “I know sometimes we think, ‘What if I did this?’ or ‘What if that really happened?’ However, the ‘what ifs’ we say to ourselves are just like wishing or hopeful thinking. I have learned through personal experience as well as from my doctor to STOP with the ‘what ifs’ because it can […]

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: Looking for real advice? Look no further

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: Looking for real advice? Look no further

So yeah, yeah, yeah, Ali, why should we listen to your advice? Are you sick of asking your friends for advice and they tell you just to “think positive” or “get over it?” Are you sick of people telling you what they think you want to hear? Are you sick of self-help gurus telling you […]