Unfashionably Late: What Do I Say to Friends Who Arrived Way Off Schedule?

August 16, 2014

Q: I hosted a small dinner for friends. One of the couples was 2 hours late and said nothing about it (no apology, etc). I said nothing and still have not mentioned it to them. Should I have said or done anything about their tardiness?’ A: It may be that they got the time wrong, […]

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August 16, 2014

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Finger Food Formalities: When is it Accecptable to Eat with Your Hands?

August 15, 2014

Q: What foods can be eaten with fingers? A: There’s a pretty long list, but more than the foods themselves is the setting. If you are at a formal dinner, you probably eat even traditional finger foods with a knife and fork. If you are at an “eat with your hands” barbecue restaurant, you join […]

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August 15, 2014

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Gossip Girls: Do I Confront Someone who has Been Speaking Badly About Me?

August 14, 2014

Q: You heard through the grapevine that someone was not saying nice things about yourself. What do you do? To confront or not confront without proof.’ A: It depends on your relationship to the person, but if it is possible to not confront but to ask, without divulging your source, it is fine to do […]

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August 14, 2014

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Roommate Realizations: Speaking Up About a Roommates Bad Habbit

August 13, 2014

Q: I’m a college student living in a dorm with random roommates. I share a bathroom with one other girl. She leaves her towel she uses on the towel rack in the bathroom. Because it’s folded in the bathroom it never dries and after a week or so it starts to smell. It smells like […]

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August 13, 2014

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“Check Please!”: What to do When Splitting Down the Middle isn’t Fair

August 12, 2014

Q: My husband and I went out with another couple for the holidays. They ordered very expensive appetizers and drinks. When the bill came they expected us to split the bill evenly with them, even though they spent $50.00 more than my husband and I. We split the check to avoid an argument, but for […]

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August 12, 2014

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