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Wendy Atterberry
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Wendy Atterberry writes the relationship site Dear Wendy, which features advice columns, personal essays, listicles, and commentary on relationships. Dear Wendy has been featured on the Today Show, CNN.com, Glamour.com, People StyleWatch and elsewhere.

When not doling out relationship advice, Wendy likes watching "Mad Men," riding her bike, going to the beach, day drinking, and karaoke. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and two cats.

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Entries by Wendy Atterberry

Thoughts on 'Boyhood,' Parenthood, and Being Human

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 6:09 PM

My husband, Drew, and I watched Boyhood over the weekend and I know I'm a little late to the game discussing it since it was released many months ago, but, seeing as it was just released for rent a few days ago and it won at the Golden Globe Awards...

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10 New Year's Resolutions for Singles Who Want to Mingle

(2) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 8:55 AM

It's the last week of the year, which means many of us are doing one or all of the following: frantically making NYE plans; frantically trying to find something to wear for said NYE plans; filling out our 2015 calendars with birthdays and doctors appointments because we're 84, apparently; stocking...

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7 Things to Remember During the Holiday Madness

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Oh, the holidays! Everyone is crazy right now. I know, because, as an advice columnist, the amount of letters I receive always multiples at least three times in the final weeks of the year. Anxieties and tempers are high. Seemingly simple messages are loaded with the weight of...

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How to Survive the Holidays When You Feel Like a Grinch

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Whether you've experienced a recent loss or you're strapped for cash or short on time or you're sick or feeling especially lonely or sad or anxious this year, the holidays can make you feel worse than you already do. It can be hard to muster enthusiasm for the parties and...

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'Do I Have to Invite My SIL to My Daughter's First Birthday Party?'

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 2:06 PM

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My sister-in-law has never really liked me. I have been married to her brother for three years and together with him for eight, so you would think she would get over herself by now....

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15 Things Couples Should Do Before Moving in Together

(35) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 4:35 PM

As a relationship advice columnist, I get letters all the time from people who are contemplating moving in with their significant others and need advice ironing out some of the wrinkles that come up with discussing such a step. For example, deciding how to split the...

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I Don't Understand Pumpkin Patches, and Other Confessions a Seasonally-Challenged Mother

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:02 PM

It's October and I'm in my mid (OK, fine, late) 30s, which can only mean one thing (or 30 things, actually): My Facebook newsfeed is suddenly clogged with an astounding number of family photos taken in pumpkin patches. In the last five to seven years, about 89% of...

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'Do We Have to Invite Plus Ones to Our Wedding?'

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 5:21 PM

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Dear Wendy,

My fiancé and I just got engaged, and have decided on a smaller wedding and found a venue that we love! It only holds a small number of people, though, and we're finding it hard...

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'I Don't Want to Marry My Fiancé'

(33) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 5:17 PM

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Dear Wendy,

My fiancé and I have been together for almost five years and have two kids together. Last month we got engaged and now I'm not so sure if I want to marry him anymore....

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21 Things That Will (Probably) Happen to You in Your 20s

(12) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Earlier, I shared a list of things that will (probably) happen to you in your 30s. Although I'm over eight years past my 20s, I still actually remember much of it, and as a relationship advice columnist, I get letters every day from people in their...

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8 Things You Need to Do Before You Move for Love

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 4:48 PM

I met Drew, my now-husband, on a blind date over eight years ago while I was visiting New York for the weekend. I lived in Chicago, and a year and a half after we met, I decided to move to NYC and close the gap in our long-distance...

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How to Get Unstuck in an Unhappy Marriage in 10 Steps (Or: A Guide to Happiness)

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 4:02 PM

I've been writing a relationship advice column for several years and I get many letters every day, but I recently received one of the shortest letters to date. It said simply:

Dear Wendy,

I need some advice. I've been married for six years and I'm so unhappy....

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20 Wedding "Must-Haves" You DON'T Need

(32) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 6:08 PM

Five and a half years ago, I got engaged on a snowy bridge in Central Park on a cold Friday evening after work. A few months later, Drew, my now-husband, and I were married in a sunny garden in Central Park on a Friday morning surrounded by about 70 friends...

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현대 여성이 꼭 알아야 할 삶의 지혜 49

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 8:37 PM

이 글은 허핑턴포스트US 블로거이자 칼럼니스트 웬디 애터버리의 글을 번역, 편집한 것입니다.


지금 세대는 우리 할머니, 아니 우리 어머니 세대와도 또 다르다. 물론 시대와 상관없이 늘 같아야 하는 것이 있지만 (예를 들어 올바른 예절) 지난 반세기 동안 참으로 많은 변화가 있었다.


그래서 현대 여성이 2014년에...

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Showing Up: The Single Most Important Thing a Friend Can Do

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 7:05 PM

As an advice columnist, I receive a lot of letters from people about the trouble they have making and keeping friends as adults. As I get older -- I'll be 38 in a few days -- I've noticed several things about friendships: they're harder to make...

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49 Fähigkeiten, die jede moderne Frau haben sollte

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Die Welt, in der wir heute leben, ist nicht dieselbe wie die, in der unsere Mütter und Großmütter aufgewachsen sind. Auch wenn manche Dinge nie aus der Mode kommen (wie zum Beispiel gute Manieren), hat sich in den letzten 50 Jahren einiges verändert.

Hier sind 49 grundlegende Fähigkeiten, die...

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30대가 되면 당신에게 일어날 30가지

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 4:37 PM

이 글은 허핑턴포스트US 블로거이자 칼럼니스트 웬디 애터버리의 글을 번역, 편집한 것입니다.


9월이 되면 난 만으로 38살이 된다. 누가 몇 살이냐고 물으면 잠깐 생각해야 하는 나이에 도달했다. 37번의 해를 맞이했다는 이유로 어느 해가 어느 해인지 구별하기가 어려워 그런 것인지, 아니면 38살이라는 나이를 거부하고 싶어서 그런 건지, 아니면...

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49 Life Skills Every Modern Woman Should Have

(154) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:13 PM

This isn't the same world that our mothers and grandmothers grew up in, and although some things never go out of style (like good manners), a lot has drastically changed in the last half century.

So, here are 49 life skills every modern woman -- at least if she's...

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30 Dinge, die Ihnen (wahrscheinlich) während Ihrer Dreißiger passieren werden

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 10:23 AM

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Im September werde ich 38. Ich habe jetzt ein Alter erreicht, über das ich erst einmal nachdenken muss, wenn ich danach gefragt werde. Ich weiß nicht, ob das daran liegt, dass ich davor 37 verschiedene Alter hatte und es schwierig wird, sich zu...

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30 Things That Will (Probably) Happen in Your 30s

(164) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 10:25 AM

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In September, I'll turn 38. I'm at the age now where, when people ask how old I am, it takes me a minute to remember. I don't know if that's because I've already been 37 different ages and it's hard to keep straight...

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