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Dear Al Veoli:

I dated this guy in 6th grade for a while but we broke up. Now he's dating another girl but I catch him looking at me a lot and I think he's still interested in me. What do I do?

-Still Interested

Dear Still Interested:

Revel in the fact that you are in 6th grade--or perhaps 7th grade, as it isn't completely clear. Revel in the flirtacious looks, and write little notes to your friends about the boy, or whomever else you're interested in. These are some of the best times, in my opinion...relationships are not complicated, they don't have to include sex, race, class, or money, and the feeling is legitimate. Basically, have fun and gaze back at him if he is desirable.

Dear Al Veoli:

My ex-boyfriend and I are back in touch and we want to meet and wind up in bed. We're both married now with kids but don't have good sex lives. The only question is, what after that?


Dear Thoughtless:

If you wish to prioritize your sex life over your husband and children, by all means, go ahead, jump in bed with the ex, maybe have a good orgasm, and then rest assured with the knowledge that you are cheating on your husband--and your children--for those few minutes of superficial bliss. You may want to think this through a little bit.

Dear Al Veoli:

My dad is an email forwarding machine. He forwards every email he gets regardless of whether it's appropriate. Now my aunt is complaining to me about it and I don't know what to do.

-Forward Crazy

Dear Forward Crazy:

As far as horrible vices go, email forwarding is on the pretty mild end of the spectrum. There are definitely worse things your dad could be doing. Email forwarding? Pretty tame. If your aunt is so upset about it, she should speak directly to him and simply ask to be taken off of his email distribution list instead of complaining to you.

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