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5:50 AM yesterday vennominon commented on Savage Love.
As I don't think anyone is going to disagree with the general overview of the first letter (and full credit to Mr Savage and Ms Matisse for not suggesting that LW resume the profession; I half thought he would), a point that struck me was the contrast between:

[Long story short, we are still together after a year and a half, after I closed my practice and sold (most of) my toys because he didn't want to be with a woman who was still practicing this kind of physical intimacy with others. Fair enough.]

and:

["He's made her {my emphasis} give up things that were positive and meaningful to her, he gets angry when she sees her friends, and now he's trying to tell her what she's allowed to think? This flaming hypocrite isn't just chipping away at her self-esteem, he's going after it with a jackhammer!"]

It seemed that trickery best fit the case, but the expert witness presents his (thoroughly reprehensible either way) conduct as force. Interesting.

(Quick aside - that Mr Savage put controlling before S-shaming was a mild surprise, but I can't figure out what was stupid about the second LW; stupid would have been writing those complaints in an email to his mother or someone else he wanted to support the idea of the pair as a couple. This all seems to have turned out rather well, at least in a Good Thing This Happened Now sort of way.)
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5:12 AM yesterday vennominon commented on Savage Love.
Ms Lava - Depending on how high one gets one's legs, one resembles either a letter V (or an inverted A) or a boat (I'm thinking in Russian this morning; I first typed letter B). It's a core pose.
Jul 8 vennominon commented on Savage Love.
Ms Grizelda - Good for your niece. I used to do yoga quite frequently with a television programme before that channel was pulled from my cable options. I was not quite so flexible as when I could pull off a classic trick that I won't specify in mixed company, but my Boat pose was impeccable.
Jul 8 vennominon commented on SL Letter of the Day: Legal Highs.
"Do the right thing?" Oh, dear.

I fear the well is already poisoned on this one. If she lives, she'll resent his dithering, or at the very least be in a position of eternal moral superiourity over him. If it couldn't be his unprompted response (as with M? Den) or he couldn't at least come around to the idea almost immediately, then the marriage will probably only work if it doesn't last.

But someone ought to write a ghastly romantic comedy in which this LW proposes to the caller and succeeds in wooing her away from the "unworthy" ditherer; it would probably make a fortune.
Jul 8 vennominon commented on Why Are Conservatives Fighting Contraception?.
Ms Cute - Misogynist was all you needed.
Jul 8 vennominon commented on Savage Love.
Ms Grizelda - But do you actually *do* yoga? (I'll avoid wandering into the murky areas of whether such pants are or aren't acceptable professional wear or the appropriate Social Justice attitude towards lululemon.)
Jul 8 vennominon commented on Savage Love.
Ms Librarian - You make me think of Mr Ramsay and the image of his having mentally arrived at Q and striving for R; my first guess is that, if we place you with Mr Ramsay at Q, the men at P who would interest you are likely looking for women at O.
Jul 8 vennominon commented on SL Letter of the Day: Call the Open Question.
Ms Lava - When I put on my Cross-Examiner hat, I'm thinking of Leo McKern as Rumpole (a role to which I'd aspire should I ever have the figure for it).
Jul 7 vennominon commented on SL Letter of the Day: Call the Open Question.
Ms Erica - As we have no evidence that the thought of her with other people is a turn-on for him, I'd tone down the approach. He shouldn't lead with a phantom Inner Cuckold, only with a real one should he have it. Otherwise, your suggested course seems quite reasonable.
Jul 7 vennominon commented on SL Letter of the Day: Call the Open Question.
Ms Cute - Well, that's why I asked. Only now you've led the witness.
 
 

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