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Ask Polly

Heather Havrilesky

Advice and wisdom from Heather Havrilesky, published since 2012 (formerly at The Awl and NY Magazine). Paid subscribers receive twice weekly posts on how to navigate our broken world with compassion, realism, and an open heart.

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Latest Issues

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'I Never Cheated But My Wife Doesn't Trust Me!'

As long as you play a placating role, you can't cultivate real intimacy and trust.

16 days ago

'My Husband Cheated and Lied. Now What?'

Can he tolerate living in reality? Can you?

20 days ago

'I'm So Tired of This Self-Pity!'

###### Ocean View (1970) by Helen Lundeberg

22 days ago

'I'm Moving Away and It Scares Me to Death!'

Acknowledge the darkness but keep your eyes peeled for miracles.

a month ago

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  • Heather Havrilesky

    Advice columnist, cultural critic, author of the memoir Foreverland (Ecco, 2/8/22) +three other books.

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