# Dear Dirichlet Valentine’s Day special

Moonlighting agony uncle Professor Dirichlet answers your personal problems this Valentine’s Day. Want the Prof’s help? Send your problems to deardirichlet@chalkdustmagazine.com.

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### Dear Dirichlet,

I feel like my fiancé and I are continually going round in circles. Despite living together, the distance from our workplaces means that we’re shattered by the time we get home and, as a product, we get cross. I don’t want to set rigid rules for our careers, but we keep saying that we’re going to find jobs in a new town, and six months later we’re still in the same position. Have you fixed this problem for anybody?

— Uptown girl, White bread world

# Dear Dirichlet Christmas special

Moonlighting agony uncle Professor Dirichlet answers your personal problems this Christmastime. Want the Prof’s help? Send your problems to deardirichlet@chalkdustmagazine.com.

### Dear Dirichlet,

My flatmates and I put up our square-shaped artificial Christmas tree last week and decorated it beautifully. However, when I get home from work, I find it on its side on the floor. I think my flatmates are pushing it over but it doesn’t matter how much I shout at them, they insist it’s not their fault. Do you know why this is happening?

— Tinselitus, Glasgow

# Dear Dirichlet, Issue 02

Moonlighting agony uncle Professor Dirichlet answers your personal problems. Want the Prof’s help? Send your problems to deardirichlet@chalkdustmagazine.com.

### Dear Dirichlet,

My wife and I are having difficulty with her shift times as a Northern line tube driver. We’re always tired when we see each other and I just feel that every point in our relationship ends up leading to an argument. Can you help?

— Complexified, High Barnet

This week’s problem sheet asks me to show that $\log(x) < x-1$ for all $x > 0$. To me this seems obviously true – a quick sketch backs it up as well. I think I’m supposed to use Taylor series or something but I’m not sure where to start. Can you help?