BIO

Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. In addition to her Ask Erin advice column and her role as Managing Editor for Ravishly, her latest project is a forthcoming memoir that follows her recovery from a 15-year struggle with heroin addiction, as she learned to let go of shame, face the truth, and love and forgive herself. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

Erin Khar's Articles

(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Is It A Dealbreaker If My Partner Doesn't Want Kids And I Do?

The first time the topic of children came up, everything was positive, but later he kept hinting that he wasn’t sure. Is it a dealbreaker?
Erin Khar   |   08.8.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I End Things With My Boyfriend?

I need to end things, I need to end things with my boyfriend. But I can't if every single time he starts crying. How do I handle this?
Erin Khar   |   08.1.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Support My Friend Who Was Raped? 

I hate that it's happened to her and the thought of this guy doing this to other women makes me sick. How can I help support my friend who was raped?
Erin Khar   |   07.25.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
How do I get over my ex who dumped me out of the blue? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Get Over An Ex Who Dumped Me Out Of The Blue?

Then she told me we needed to talk and that she didn’t want this or me anymore. How do I get over my ex who dumped me out of the blue?
Erin Khar   |   07.18.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
I think I'm asexual but my family thinks I'm gay. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Think I'm Asexual But My Family Thinks I'm Gay 

A month or two ago I read an article on possible asexuality signs, and I fit most of them. I think I'm asexual but my family thinks I'm gay.
Erin Khar   |   07.11.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Support A Friend I Can't Trust? 

My friend lies and uses any available information to insult people to their faces or smear them to others to drive wedges between people. I can't trust her!
Erin Khar   |   07.5.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
How can I be a supportive of my cheating best friend while not supporting her actions?

Ask Erin: How Can I Help My Cheating Best Friend? 

In short: what's a girl supposed to do? How can I be a supportive of my cheating best friend while not supporting her actions?
Erin Khar   |   06.27.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
After a one-night stand with my co-worker, how do I stay professional?

Ask Erin: How Do I Stay Professional After A One-Night Stand With A Co-Worker?

I had no expectations beyond what happened, a one-night stand with a co-worker. How do I manage having to stay in contact and keep things professional?
Erin Khar   |   06.20.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
Photo by Tiago Bandeira on Unsplash

Ask Erin: Should I Accept My Friend's Apology For Sexually Assaulting Me?

I don't know if I should continue the friendship and accept my friend's apology for sexually assaulting me. I am still getting flashbacks and depression.
Erin Khar   |   06.13.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
Please reach out if you see someone struggling with depression. (Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash)

If You See Me Slipping Into Depression, Please Reach Out

Depression lingers like an unwelcome ghost trailing behind me. And most days, I accept that. I acknowledge that. And, I’m okay. What if one day I’m not?
Erin Khar   |   06.11.18 6:59am   |   SHARE