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.


The Introvert/Extrovert Problem

Earlier this month, The Georgetowner newspaper published a column I wrote about the difficulty one woman had with her new husband's lack of interest in socializing. Take a look at the problem, and my response, here.


Open relationship when one person is

My latest column in The Georgetowner comes from a husband seeking an agreement with his wife because, he says, he is unable to stop being unfaithful. Check out my response here.


A 2-Parter: Cold Shoulder From a Friend

Recently I have been able to work on two advice columns addressing questions from the same person - both regarding her relationship with an old friend. We've all been there - an old friend from school is now part of your adult circle of friends, and there are new rules about how that friendship should proceed, but they aren't always clear. Stretching and growing into a fully human being - naming the problems we face and then working on fixing them - that is the hallmark of an adult relationship. But sometimes the other person isn't quite ready to stretch and grow into the honesty that's required to deepen and transform the relationship. Take a look at Part One here and Part Two here.


When Did We Get So Boring?

My most recent column in the Georgetowner addresses a reader's sense of boredom with her friends from college, now that they are out of the dorms and into real life. I think she may have to adjust her expectations, and take a look in the mirror first. Read the whole column here.


Pressure to Engage?

They've been together since college and she wants to get married - he's not feeling it, but doesn't want to lose her. Read my response here.