Thrifter or Gifter?: What to Do when Given a Repurposed Gift

August 25, 2014

Q: My father never shops. He is constantly giving us presents from stuff he has around the house. Occasionally it is something nice but more often it is his junk he doesn’t want anymore. For Christmas and Birthdays he presents us with his old stuff and expects us to get all excited. Is this correct […]

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August 25, 2014

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Living Logistics: How to Confront a Messy Roommate

August 24, 2014

Q: My boyfriend and I work together and have lived together with one of our colleagues for the past six months. Unfortunately, we have talked to him several times about his cleanliness and tidiness. I have gotten to the point where I no longer want to live with him. My boyfriend, however, is willing to […]

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August 24, 2014

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Expected Expenses: Do I Pay for Accomodations for The Bridal Party for a Destination Wedding?

August 23, 2014

Q: I will be having a destination wedding and was wondering if I have to pay for the bridal party and groomesmens accomodations?’ A: Yes, you do. This is the case wherever your wedding is held. They pay their own travel costs, but you pay their accommodations.

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August 23, 2014

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“It Can Wait”: Cell Phone Courtesy in the Doctor’s Office

August 22, 2014

Q: I work for a chiropractor and people are always coming into the office and using their cell phones. Some even try to answer their phones while they are being adjusted by the doctor. What is a polite way to tell them not to use their phones in our office? It’s just plain rude and […]

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August 22, 2014

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Relative Relations: Splitting Up Holidays Once Married

August 21, 2014

Q: Is there a specific protocol for the most polite way to split up holidays once you are married? I don’t want anyone to feel left out, but we all know not every holiday can be spent all together. A: This is always difficult and requires the understanding and goodwill of everyone. Some couples switch […]

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August 21, 2014

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