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Category Archives: Maha Monday

MahaMonday: Dating & grammar

Editorial Note: Make sure you find the on-purpose mistake I made in my response.  A lovely reader at Chai Latte Diaries asks whether it’s alright to cut men out of…

MahaMonday: Makin’ new friends

At Chai Latte Diaries, a woman in a new city is trying to make new friends. Only, many people are mean-girls: For you and the people you mention, simply understand…

MahaMonday: Settling & Body Image

At Chai Latte Diaries, I respond to a woman worried about body image and settling for the wrong man: On settling – this too is a valid fear, which I…

MahaMonday: A racist ex + prayers answered

At Elle Beaver, a wonderful woman was dumped because of her boyfriend’s racist father. You read that right…and it is in fact 2014. I yell about racism and then I…

MahaMonday: 2nd chances + 50 shades

This week, I am asked about the ‘ghosting’ phenomenon; men we’re dating, who then vanish, only to resurface months later as though nothing happened: “[…]when a man vanishes without grace…

MahaMonday: Daddy Issues n Dates

At Chai Latte Diaries, a beautiful little thing asks me what to do about her absentee father: The love and support which your father should have given you was never…

MahaMonday: Resenting him & his ex

At Chai Latte Diaries, I am asked how to manage a woman whose resentful of her new piece’s ex, but not for the reasons one might imagine: A suspicious heart is…

MahaMonday: Angry retired parent

At Chai Latte Diaries, a reader is asking about how to deal with a recently retired parent who is angry arguing with everyone and their mother: In great part, and whether…

MahaMonday: Fiscal conservatism

Chai Latte Diaries, the question is whether to bankrupt oneself to meet a friend’s extravagant spending or not: “…understand that she is not under an obligation to “shell out more…

MahaMonday: Lonely Ramadan

At Chai Latte Diaries, I am asked how to deal with the often times challenging days of Ramadan and the loneliness they might carry within them:“Ramadan is a time of…

MahaMonday: Slippery slopes

This one got folks riled up. Someone at Chai Latte Diaries asked me if he should ask her out again, a year after she said no. Me, I couldn’t see…

MahaMonday: Chemistry + break-up

At Elle Beaver, I’m asked for advice on how to handle and get over a bad break-up: “When she comes out of this, please remind her to open her heart…

Maha Mondays: Speaking to strangers but not being creepy

This week at Chai Latte Diaries I was asked how it is that I am so full of hot air. Only, it sounded a lot nicer than that because it…

Maha Mondays: Flirting & Mommas

On May 19 at CLD, this hilarious seeker of advice wants to know how to flirt so she no longer has to hide behind coffee cups: “…the answer will be…

Maha Mondays: A woman asks what’s wrong with me; a man asks what’s wrong with women…

At Chai Latte Diaries, one women is struggling to find the purpose of her life while in tandem emotionally self-cutting: “From my extensive scientific research (through my Facebook Timeline), I…

Maha Mondays: Distressing colleagues & financial (love) concerns

At Elle Beaver, a writer doesn’t know what to do when asked to team up another time: “You will have to be frank and by that, I mean telling her…

Maha Mondays: Harassment in the workplace

At Chai Latte Diaries, a woman asks how to deal with harassment in her new place of work: “You need to be okay with your own terminology: You are being “defensive”…

Maha Mondays: Online chatting monogamy & public speaking

At Chai Latte Diaries, Bro A spends a couple of minutes having a conversation with a woman online on a dating site. The same woman who his Bro B thinks…

Maha Mondays: More iron than velvet, this week

For Chai Latte Diaries and Elle Beaver advice columns – please be advised that I have neither admin nor edit rights to either their FB pages or their websites. Additionally,…

Maha Mondays: Virgins, divorcees, secrets & abuse

At Chai Latte Diaries, we’re discussing the secrets we might keep from our lovers: “Sometimes, while our intentions are good (to tell the truth), and while they should not illicit…

Maha Mondays: ‘Just do it’, the most painful advice possible

No Elle Beaver this week, and the most painful advice I can give someone about unwanted attention, found over at Chai Latte Diaries: “… then you need to alter how…

Maha Mondays: Avoiding those you’ve bedded & initiating a virtual engagement

Elle Beaver: “Do not text. Texting in such scenarios is for the kindergarten-heads. Call her, tell her you wish to see her to talk about why you have been avoiding…

Maha Mondays: Your Piece’s Bully of a BFF & The Fella Who Wants to Commit (but is stuck in a tree of his own making)

Elle Beaver’s reader is challenged by a dismissive limp-dick boyfriend and his BFF: “…those whose uplifting is sourced from their active debasement of others are the most miserable and insecure…

‘Maha Mondays’: Wedding jitters & friendly texting?

The two new advice columns are live (and every Monday, I will link to them from here). Elle Beaver: I’m getting married and I’m all jittery. What’s up with me?…

‘Maha Mondays’ is live

Find the first column at Elle Beaver, in response to: How Do I Satisfy My Personal and Physical Needs (Quickly)? A snippet: In this same ‘being an adult’ vein, switch up your logic….

Elle Beaver – I am your new favourite Consigliere

Does “Consigliere” have a gender? Either way, I have better hair than Tom Hagen. So, over here on this Elle Beaver intro page you’ll find the details about my new gig. They…

Know-It-All: How can I be happier, considering my history?

Dear Maha, I am not clinically depressed or unhappy, its just that I feel like my “normal” happy baseline is lower than others. I don’t feel joy or excitement the…

Know-It-All: I love emotionally unavailable men (but don’t know it)

Dear Know-It-All, I feel as though I am stuck in a rut and can’t get passed it. Every guy I like turns out to have commitment issues or isn’t into…

Know-It-All: Liar, liar, pants on fire

“Dear Maha, Thank you for your amazing site. My friends have been reading you for years and then we talk about your articles afterwards. I was in a really shitty…

Know-It-All: Taking advantage of someone’s good will

Hi M. I hope you’ve been well over on your end of the world. I would love love LOVE to hear your thoughts on the what the difference is when…

Know-It-All: My friend, the architect of her own demise

Dear Ms Know it all, I have a very dear girlfriend of 13 years. She is my soul sister and I adore her. Unfortunately, for the past three years, she…

Know-It-All: “She ripped my heart out of my nose”

Hey Prolific Immigrant, My best friend told me to write this because she reads you. She’s sitting next to me and wants me to start this by saying “she ripped…

On Suspicion

This article is being written on October 15, but I am scheduling it for publication post my return from California for two reasons: (1) I have a sense that I…

Know-It-All: My best friend is in love with me

Dear Maha, I love your Know-It-Alls and I wait for them with baited breaht. I am in a dilemma and don’t know what to do. I am so confused and…

Know-It-All: My new piece’s past

Dear Maha, (Name withheld) I have been dating for a few months now. I thought he was perfect until last week when he told me a few things about his…

Know-It-All: My fiance and I don’t agree on how to treat our parents

Hi Maha, […] My fiance and I are hitting a serious roadblock. His mother is in an old age home even though she lives in the same city as us. It didn’t…