Murphy's Love: 
Advice on Love & Relationships

This monthly advice column has been running in The Georgetowner newspaper since 2010. The following articles were originally published by Georgetown Media Group and may be read anytime here.


Should a 'Lying Liar' Come Clean?

We've all been there - we've exagerrated a story, or gave false details about something and suddenly the tale took on a life of its own. This letter from a self-proclaimed "Lying Liar" asks me what to do when both options feel impossible. Read the whole story here.


Hit On By Her Friends' Husbands

This question came from a married woman who is baffled by the come-ons from three separate married male friends. The letter gave me a chance to revisit sex and relationship researcher Esther Perel's study of "happy couples" from which at least one partner has had an affair. Her conclusion is that something besides lust drives the affairs. Take a look at her TED Talks here and read my full column here.


Does 'Friendless Husband' Need Help?

This recent Georgetowner advice column addresses what happens when a writer marries a great guy but feels like no one else gets it. Read my full column here.


The Missing Milk Metaphor

Her husband forgets what she asks him to do. She gets angry. They feel further apart from one another. Rinse. Repeat.

Read the whole article here.



She Wants Her Healthy Lifestyle to Be His Healthy Lifestyle

Sometimes we have to stay in our own lane.

Read the whole story here.