Love Letters Columnist and Features Writer

Meredith Goldstein

Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. Her advice column, Love Letters, is a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn that has been running online and in the paper for nine years (as of 1/22/18). In 2018 she’ll release two books: “Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist,” a memoir (Grand Central), and “Chemistry Lessons” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a young adult novel about a young woman who tries to use science to manipulate her love life. Meredith loves all relationship and entertainment tips. She also loves cotton candy and Skittles.

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Dealing with a long-distance breakup

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The back story is that the stress had been piling up with school, work, loss of a parent, etc. That and doing long-distance. Flying to visit every few months for holidays ... it was a lot.

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She’s 25, traditional, and never been kissed

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Dating is a source of anxiety, but she also finds her values don’t seem to mesh well with matchmaking sites.

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Things got worse when we moved in together

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He’s become more controlling and throws a fit when I go and visit people — even my mom and grandma.

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You’ll always be my baby

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“We were love and light, posing as people. Our youth and our passion imprinted on that time and space and it still exists, somewhere in the world. I know it does because I felt it when you spoke through that phone… eight years later.”