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Time flies when ... you can. Can you believe this is already
BREAKUP GIRL'S 100th COLUMN!?!
When we launched the site in mid-November 1997, we made no initial predictions
or promises about how often the column would run. That, we figured, would depend
on you. I labeled a 1" binder "ADVICE," and I waited.
By the time I went home for Thanksgiving,
the binder wouldn't even close. So as for the column: weekly it was. Since then,
it's been here Monday in, Monday out, through thick and through Tuscany,
and when my pain eclipsed even yours.
Whom do I have to thank for all that?
If you don't write, I don't write.
And in that spirit, I offer you (in no particular order):
Breakup Girl's Top Advice Letters of the Millennium
If you were not "selected," please do not feel that your problem
was not good enough, or not bad enough. For one thing, I -- with the help of
Chris and Betsy -- have chosen this bunch
not so much for the predicaments themselves, but for the pluck and panache of
the people who wrote them. Beyond that, this bunch is certainly not -- and could
never be -- exhaustive. You're all brilliant, even when you're blue. Or heck,
especially when you're blue. But please don't stay sad just to make the "200"
Oh, and a shout out to all of you who write such thoughtful, supportive shout
And to Chris, Betsy, and of course Belleruth.
Again: mad props to all.
Onward and adviceward.
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