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

I'm getting really annoyed, but I don't know if I'm overreacting, just being a jealous child.

Ask Erin: Am I Overreacting?

I'm getting really annoyed, but I don't know if I'm overreacting, just being a jealous child.
Erin Khar   |   01.9.19 6:43am   |   SHARE
Last year the office party was held on the MLK weekend, meaning they expected everyone to stay home over the break in order to attend. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Am I Obligated To Go To My Office Party? 

Last year the office party was held on the MLK weekend, meaning they expected everyone to stay home over the break in order to attend.
Erin Khar   |   01.2.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
She wants things done HER way, and if somebody else comes with another idea, she screws it up.

Ask Erin: My Friend Always Has To Get Her Way

If she wants pizza, we all go to eat pizza. She wants things done HER way, and if somebody else comes with another idea, she screws it up.
Erin Khar   |   12.26.18 6:20am   |   SHARE
I feel like I am a burden on my family.

Ask Erin: I Feel Like I'm A Burden On My Family

I feel like an absolute burden on my family, and whilst I know they don't resent having to help me, it does limit their freedom.
Erin Khar   |   12.19.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
'Tis last minute gift season.

Need A Last Minute Gift? A Book For Everyone On Your List

'Tis last minute gift season. With Christmas fast approaching, we are entering the oh-no-I-haven't-bought-a-thing-please-help era.
Erin Khar   |   12.18.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
I am willing to spend time with her — if she's not smoking around my son or me. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Don't Want My Mom Smoking Around My Son

I am willing to spend time with her — if she's not smoking around my son or me.
Erin Khar   |   12.12.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
I went to pack our things and caught my mom ruffling through my toiletries bag. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Mom Punched Holes In My Condoms

When we got home my wife was unpacking our bags and noticed the condoms we keep in the toiletries bag looked weird.
Erin Khar   |   12.5.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do You Deal With A Breakup When You Both Have Mental Illness?

We both have mental illness. How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay after our breakup?
Erin Khar   |   11.28.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
My sister is an emotionally unsafe person for me to be around. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Sister Is Abusive & I'm Terrified Of Her

I'm afraid of her. I'm a successful, educated woman with a wonderful marriage and a great career. And I'm afraid of my abusive sister.
Erin Khar   |   11.15.18 9:07am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Is My Boyfriend Going To Leave Me Because Of My Mental Health Issues?

I just can't shake this feeling that my boyfriend going to leave me and find someone who makes him happy without mental health issues.
Erin Khar   |   11.14.18 12:01am   |   SHARE