Dear Miss Emily:

So my ex boyfriend wants a break for a week or two, but he doesn't want me to hang out with a bunch of guys -- but it's okay for him to go and hang out with this girl that likes him. He even takes her shopping. As soon as he lives my house he's going to hers. I don't know what to do please help.

----------------------Miss Emily's advice-------------------

Don't you already know what I'm going to tell you? His double-standard is not only unreasonable, it's offensive. I'd go about doing what I want to do, and if he objects, he's not worth your time. This is the 21st century, and although women are still often seen as second-class citizens in the workforce and other areas we can't seem to control, this type of bad behavior, you can control! Don't allow it, or you have only yourself to blame.