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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How do I become friends with an ex?

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I am newly 39 and my boyfriend of nine months broke up with me on our last day of vacation, which was also the day after my birthday.

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Is it too soon to be this smitten?

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In some ways, based on interests, he is almost like the male version of me.

Your silence tells me all I need to know

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In the third installment of the (Unsent) Love Letters series, a young woman waits for her former partner to choose.

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My mom and my boyfriend aren’t speaking

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I feel I have to sort through their individual problems and the problems they have with each other. It’s leaving me drained, exhausted, and very much alone.