Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist. This doesn’t mean she has life all figured out.

Meredith Goldstein, who writes the Boston Globe’s Love Letters column, is an actual professional advice-giver.

For more than nine years, she’s been answering letter writers’ queries about their love lives. In her new memoir, “Can’t Help Myself,” Goldstein turns the focus on herself, illuminating what it’s like to address everyone else’s problems while muddling through her own.

Goldstein reveals her philosophy on offering advice and how she tries to live by the counsel she gives to others. The conversation below has been edited for clarity and length.

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