Vintage love tips & marriage advice

Letters from lonely, unhappy wives (1914)
Letters from lonely, unhappy wives (1914)

There have been many lonely, unhappy wives in every era. Here, an advice columnist addresses letters from women who are helpless because they are without hope — a very common type of message in her mailbox.

Woman with blanket for hope chest
What should you put in a hope chest?

What should you put in a hope chest? Linens and items for the home after the wedding, or clothing for the bride’s trousseau? Here are answers from 100 years ago!

Do you know how to kiss - 1930s
Do you know how to kiss? (1937)

Do you know how to kiss? Sure, everybody knows how to kiss — after a fashion. But there’s a right and wrong way, so they say. Here is the proper stance, kiss and everything.