SOCIALS Q'S


February 16, 2017 - Family Planning ... for Your Phones

February 9, 2017 - Papa Wanted Temptations Played at His Funeral. Mom Says No.

February 2, 2017 - What if Ghosting an Old Friend Doesn’t Work?

January 19, 2017 - A Son in Rehab, a Dying Parent: How to Bring Them Together?

January 19, 2017 - Lowly Housewarming Dinner Clashes With V.I.P. Affair.

January 12, 2017 - $60,000 in Tuition, and My Son Wants to Become a Farmer?

January 5, 2017 - Should I Help My Son Use My Friends?

December 22, 2016 - No Leftovers for You

December 22, 2016 - Should I Stay Silent During One Child’s Populist Taunt of Another?

December 15, 2016 - Can I Stay at a Hotel When Visiting My Crowded Family Home?

December 8, 2016 - I Learned My Teenage Son Is Being Bullied. Should I Tell Him?

December 1, 2016 - What Do I Do About My Selfish Friends?

November 27, 2016 - Trump Won. Still Moving to Canada?

November 20, 2016 - Dumped Moms, Gun-Toting Guests: It’s Thanksgiving

November 13, 2016 - Mending Fences (Even When You Really Don’t Want To)

November 6, 2016 - The Joys and Pains of Shared Birthdays

October 30, 2016 - Do I Fight for Child Visitation, or Pick a Job Transfer?

October 23, 2016 - Workplace Politics (the Trump-Clinton Kind)

October 16, 2016 - When to Step In

October 9, 2016 - An Affair to Forget

October 2, 2016 - Grappling With a Teenager’s Accidental Pregnancy

September 25, 2016 - Siblings Who Don’t Play Nice After a Mother’s Death

September 18, 2016 - Plenty to Lose in Discussion of Weight and Self-Esteem

September 11, 2016 - My Son Seems Happy at College. But Is He?

September 4, 2016 - She Didn’t Get a Promotion. Should She Stay or Quit?

August 28, 2016 - In a Social Setting, Is It OK to Avoid Saying Where You Work?

August 21, 2016 - Coming Out to His Conservative Parents: Is It Time?

August 14, 2016 - May I Ignore Orders My Mother Says My Dead Nana Is Sending?

August 7, 2016 - Is It O.K. to Date a Supervisor Who Isn’t My Direct Boss?

July 31, 2016 - How Do You Handle Dining With Big-Spender Pals?

July 24, 2016 - I Left Him. Now I Want Him Back. How Do I Get Him?

July 17, 2016 - When Is It My Turn to Talk?!

July 10, 2016 - My Stepmother Calls Herself Mom but Doesn’t Act Like

July 3, 2016 - When Pals Bash Their Spouses, Should You Speak Up?

June 26, 2016 - If a Friend Needs Therapy but Can't Afford It, Should I Pay?

June 19, 2016 - Is It Going to Be Me, of the Cat?

June 12, 2016 - Can I Meddle to Reunite My Dying Partner With His Siblings?

June 5, 2016 - Why Can’t My BFF and My New Boyfriend Get Along?

May 29, 2016 - Grand Gestures From Grandparents

May 22, 2016 - About That Silver

May 15, 2016 - Seeing No Gender ID, and Keeping Quiet

May 8, 2016 - When the News Is Scary, Consider the Audience

May 1, 2016 - Words Can Never Hurt Me? Bah!

April 24, 2016 - Hitting the Road With His Mom

April 17, 2016 - A Roommate Blabs About a Night Best Forgotten

April 10, 2016 - For Co-Workers, What’s in a (Nick)Name

April 3, 2016 - A Teenage Girl Searching for a New Normal

March 27, 2016 - A Daughter’s Looks Aren’t Everything

March 20, 2016 - Sibling Revelry, Threatened

March 13, 2016 - No Need for a Dust-Up Over Accommodations

March 6, 2016 - A Gay Couple’s Exclusion Is an Occasion to Talk

February 28, 2016 - A Ski Trip, but Work

February 21, 2016 - Sidewalk ‘Compliments’

February 14, 2016 - Defending a Video Game Designer

February 7, 2016 - Valentine’s Day Etiquette

January 31, 2016 - Shopping for an Expensive Ring? Ask Everything but That

January 24, 2016 - Money Grows on Anniversary Trees

January 17, 2016 - Division of Labor and Costs in a Relationship

January 11, 2016 - Mama Mea Culpa: A Tattered Family Relationship Needs Mending

January 3, 2016 - So You Think Your Sister’s Boyfriend Is Gay

December 27, 2015 - Leave Your Holiday Heartbreak at Home

December 20, 2015 - For the Holidays, Your Folks’ or Mine?

December 13, 2015 - When a Gift Goes Unmatched

December 6, 2015 - A Friendship Rocked

November 29, 2015 - An Infant, Breast-Feeding and a Wedding

November 22, 2015 - Thanksgiving Guest List Woes

November 15, 2015 - A Tinder Turn Toward the Indifferent

November 8, 2015 - Bilingual Etiquette for In-Laws

November 1, 2015 - Ghosting a Pal Who Comes on Too Strong

October 25, 2015 - A Mother-in-Law Turns Into a Greedy Grandma

October 18, 2015 - Change Your Name; Upset Your Dad

October 11, 2015 - Halloween Costumes Not Easy as 1, 2, 3

October 4, 2015 - Cutting Off Calls From Taxi Riders

September 27, 2015 - Sharing With Thy Restaurant Neighbor

September 20, 2015 - When BFFs Are Quick to Criticize

September 13, 2015 - Whose Birthday Is It This Time?

September 6, 2015 - No Judge of Character

August 30, 2015 - When a Child Comes Knocking, Selling Candy

August 23, 2015 - Two Sisters, Two Weddings, Too Much

August 16, 2015 - A Breakup and a Makeup, Without You

August 9, 2015 - What Dad Should Do About the Brat Pack

August 2, 2015 - Even a Near Slur Demands an Apology

July 26, 2015 - A Family Rift on Middle Ground

July 19, 2015 - Baker’s Reason for Withholding a Cake Is Crummy

July 12, 2015 - When a Son Says ‘I Do,’ and the Parents Say They Don’t

July 5, 2015 - When ‘You’re So Skinny!’ Isn’t Quite a Compliment

June 28, 2015 - You See a Suspicious Mole on a Stranger. What Next?

June 21, 2015 - Protecting the Babysitter

June 14, 2015 - Answering Questions About Your Relationship

June 7, 2015 - Bowled Over

May 31, 2015 - Be Here Now

May 24, 2015 - The Dirt on Dirt

May 17, 2015 - My Brother’s Peacekeeper

May 17, 2015 - My Brother’s Peacekeeper

May 10, 2015 - Relax, Mom, She’ll Find Her Way

May 3, 2015 - Time Away Doesn’t Mean Time Off

April 26, 2015 - What to Do About Feeling Faceless

April 19, 2015 - Dealing With Being Dissed by a Disinvite

April 12, 2015 - Taking Steps to Bridge a Divide

April 5, 2015 - Why Does She Like Offensive Music? Try Asking

March 28, 2015 - Advice on Spreading Good News Carefully

March 21, 2015 - Advice on Being Left Out of Family Photos

March 15, 2015 - Truth and Consequences

March 8, 2015 - Frank Talk on Race

March 1, 2015 - On Daring Do-Overs

February 22, 2015 - Is a Married Man’s Photo on a Hookup App Appropriate?

February 15, 2015 - Close but No Cigar

February 8, 2015 - Did He at Least Say Thank You?

February 1, 2015 - An Eyeful Next Door

January 25, 2015 - Gift of Good Manners

January 18, 2015 - A Road to Nowhere

January 11, 2015 - Blocked In

January 4, 2015 - Paying for Peace

December 28, 2014 - Count on the Thought

December 21, 2014 - How to Deal With Holiday Issues

December 14, 2014 - Beyond the Closet

December 7, 2014 - Let a Scout Be One

November 30, 2014 - Kindly Pipe Down

November 23, 2014 - Snooze, You Lose

November 16, 2014 - Flirting With Trouble

November 9, 2014 - Flirting With Trouble

November 2, 2014 - Out $100 and a Pal

October 26, 2014 - The Shadow of Beauty

October 19, 2014 - Photo Inopportunity

October 12, 2014 - Parental Fortitude

October 5, 2014 - A Secret to Keep

September 28, 2014 - Hasty With the Will

September 21, 2014 - Anger Management

September 14, 2014 - Oh, Read the Blog

September 7, 2014 - Block That Scam

August 31, 2014 - On Flings and Friends

August 24, 2014 - Back Off, Sis

August 17, 2014 - A Fib Will Do

August 10, 2014 - Sympathy Can Wait

August 3, 2014 - Words With Friends

August 3, 2014 - Words With Friends

July 27, 2014 - Give to Get

July 20, 2014 - Stand by Your Man

July 13, 2014 - Birth of a Career

July 6, 2014 - Text, Vent, Repeat

June 29, 2014 - Say Hi, but Don’t Pry

June 22, 2014 - Eye of the Beholder

June 15, 2014 - Life in the Fast Lane

June 8, 2014 - The Parent Trap

June 1, 2014 - If the Size Fits

May 25, 2014 - Yo, Beau. What’s Up?

May 18, 2014 - At Least You Don’t Have to Buy a Gift

May 11, 2014 - The Venting Process

May 4, 2014 - Something Borrowed

April 27, 2014 - Dial Down Your Anger

April 20, 2014 - Live and Love for Today

April 13, 2014 - No Cause for Shame

April 6, 2014 - The Sister Next Door

March 30, 2014 - His, Hers, Ours

March 23, 2014 - Spread No Ill Will

March 16, 2014 - Your Mother Is Grand

March 9, 2014 - Mothers and Sons

March 2, 2014 - You, Me, Us

February 23, 2014 - No, Not So Smart

February 16, 2014 - Bail on This Bond

February 9, 2014 - Giving and Forgiving

February 2, 2014 - It's Him, Not Her

January 19, 2014 - No Is All You Need

January 12, 2014 - Tech vs. Tyke

January 5, 2014 - A Puppy Predicament

Decemeber 29, 2014 - A Wider Family Circle

December 22, 2013 - Baby Makes 3 or 4, but not 5

December 15, 2013 - Loneliness of Secrets

December 8, 2013 - Old Enough at Heart

December 1, 2013 - Helping a Shy Guy Build Up His Nerve

November 24, 2013 - A New Holiday Face

November 17, 2013 - Don't Do Me Like That

November 11, 2013 - Love Is Its Own Reward

October 13, 2013 - Starting a Vapor Trail

Novermber 3, 2013 - Tipping Points

October 27, 2013 - Exploring Plan B

October 20, 2013 - Avoiding a Foul

October 6, 2013 - Telling Them Not to Take a Hike

September 29, 2013 - Avoiding an Ink-Stained Child

September 22, 2013 - When a Host Nods Off, and In-Laws Botch Your Name (for Years)

September 15, 2013 - Something I Said?

September 8, 2013 - Weight Off Your Mind

September 1, 2013 - Photo Op

August 25, 2013 - Peak-Hour-Pursuit

August 18, 2013 - Retiring the Therapy Couch

August 11, 2013 - Sweet and Sour

August 4, 2013 - Girls Not Allowed

July 28, 2013 - (Married) Girls Just Want to Have Fun

July 21, 2013 - The Bigger Picture

July 14, 2013 - When a Finder's Fee Is M.I.A.

July 7, 2013 - Hold the Rude Reply

June 30, 2013 - Tank Topics

June 23, 2013 - In-Laws and Outlaws

June 16, 2013 - A Mystery in Father's Clothing

June 9, 2013 - Eating a Little Crow Over Chips

June 2, 2013 - No Sitting Duck

June 2, 2013 - No Sitting Duck

May 26, 2013 - A 'Circle of Life' Exit

May 19, 2013 - Spreading the Wealth

May 12, 2013 - What Gives, Mom?

May 5, 2013 - What Money, Dear?

April 28, 2013 - Buck Up, for Junior

April 21, 2013 - Hello, Dear 'Friend'?

April 14, 2013 - Take the Long View

April 7, 2013 - One of a Kind

March 31, 2013 - No Fishing

March 24, 2013 - Treading Gingerly

March 17, 2013 - Use Your Words

March 10, 2013 - Unwanted Reunion

March 3, 2013 - The Kindest Cut

February 24, 2013 - She Loves Me Not?

February 17, 2013 - Worth Your Weight

February 10, 2013 - Poolside Manners

February 3, 2013 - Zip Your Lips

January 27, 2013 - Thy Neighbor's Flag

January 20, 2013 - A Parent's Cry for Help

January 13, 2013 - A Debate, to and Fro

January 6, 2013 - Try a General, and Gentle, Compliment

December 30, 2012 - Ingrates and Clumsy Guests

December 23, 2012 - Hoping for a Silent Night

December 16, 2012 - The Grinch-in-Law

December 9, 2012 - The Price on 25 Years of Friendship

December 2, 2012 - Farewell to a Furry Friend

November 25, 2012 - No Society's Child

November 18, 2012 - Political Leftovers

November 11, 2012 - At Close Quarters

November 4, 2012 - Bully's Pulpit

October 28, 2012 - Friends Listen

October 21, 2012 - It's My Sad Duty to Tweet This News

October 14, 2012 - A Kiddie Kegger?

October 7, 2012 - A Sharp but Cowardly Tongue

September 30, 2012 - Girls Will Be Girls

September 23, 2012 - Don't Take the Fizz From a Party

September 16, 2012 - Taking It to the Grave

September 9, 2012 - An Unfit Friend

September 2, 2012 - The Honor of a Partner's Presence

August 26, 2012 - Waiter, Where's the Fly in My Soup?

August 19, 2012 - Making a Child Stop Her Distracting Dance

August 12, 2012 - Follow the Bouncing Beau

August 5, 2012 - Want Their VCR, Too?

July 29, 2012 - A Final Divorce Decree

July 22, 2012 - My Boss, My Bikini

July 15, 2012 - Everyone Out of the Pool

July 8, 2012 - You've Got a Friend in Me

July 1, 2012 - Second Thoughts on a Hookup

June 24, 2012 - Refuse Thy Neighbor

June 17, 2012 - Good Dad, Bad Dad

June 10, 2012 - Be Slow to Cast the First Stone

June 3, 2012 - Wisdom From Little Brother

May 27, 2012 - No Dibs on Love

May 20, 2012 - Burial for a Basset Hound

May 13, 2012 - Fifty Shades of Red

May 6, 2012 - A Piggy Bank Pal?

April 29, 2012 - Stop Fishing for Lunch Dates

April 22, 2012 - An Opposite View

April 15, 2012 - Baby-Sitting the Cook

April 8, 2012 - Hang Loose

April 1, 2012 - A New Payment Plan

March 25, 2012 - Bagging the Bag

March 18, 2012 - Silence Doesn't Fly Here

March 11, 2012 - Nesting Lovebirds

March 4, 2012 - Cellphone Interference

February 26, 2012 - No Offense to Idaho, but...

February 19, 2012 - Fashion Policing

February 5, 2012 - Misinterpreted

January 29, 2012 - Good Works Should Top Good Looks

January 22, 2012 - Roots of a Problem

January 15, 2012 - Host Without the Most

January 8, 2012 - Don't Shoot the Sitter

January 1, 2012 - A Public Marriage Proposal? Think Again

December 25, 2011 - To Share and to Sip

December 18, 2011 - Save the Packaging

December 11, 2011 - Better With Words

November 27, 2011 - In the Right Age

November 20, 2011 - A Son's Favorites Are an Aquired Taste

November 13, 2011 - Good Deed, Punished

November 6, 2011 - Dear Abby, Ann Landers... and Me?

October 30, 2011 - Time to Fly Solo

October 23, 2011 - Of Course, She's Worried

October 16, 2011 - Micro-Mini Mom

October 9, 2011 - Stand Up and Be Counted

October 2, 2011 - When Bakers Go Bad

September 25, 2011 - About That Crush...

September 18, 2011 - Step Away From the Fashion Police

September 11, 2011 - Your Head Belongs to You

September 4, 2011 - The Little Bullies Are the Worst

August 28, 2011 - So Who's the Help?

August 21, 2011 - The Downside of a Free Lunch

August 14, 2011 - Fork on the Left, Mr. Wrong on the Right

August 7, 2011 - When Friends Drift

July 31, 2011 - No Bringing Up Baby on Facebook

July 24, 2011 - Etiquette Adjustments

July 17, 2011 - At the Table, LIke Father, Like Son?

July 10, 2011 - The Negotiantion Next Door

July 3, 2011 - Poor Reception for the Big Game

June 26, 2011 - Time for a Change

June 19, 2011 - Plenty of Seats, but Only One Behind the Wheel

June 12, 2011 - Keep a Straight Face

June 5, 2011 - How to Be a Foul-Weather Friend

May 29, 2011 - What's Race Got to Do With It?

May 22, 2011 - Facebook Page, R.I.P.

May 15, 2011 - The Non-Parent Trap

May 8, 2011 - It's All About My Mother

May 1, 2011 - Topped With Wrong

April 24, 2011 - Floppy-Eared Hoax

April 17, 2011 - Wrong Mail

April 10, 2011 - At Least He Won't Cost a Meal

April 3, 2011 - What a Workout

March 27, 2011 - Everybody's Entitled to a Lift

March 20, 2011 - Nuances Attached

March 13, 2011 - How to Choreograph the End of a Call

March 6, 2011 - Family Bonding? Keep It Outside the Locker Room

February 27, 2011 - Drink Up, Pay Up

February 20, 2011 - Dress Code Snaps Back

February 13, 2011 - A Beep Too Soon

February 6, 2011 - The Salad's From Me

January 30, 2011 - If a No-Show Shows

January 23, 2011 - Wearing You Out

January 16, 2011 - Mine's an Astronaut

January 9, 2011 - Babes in Letters

January 2, 2011 - My Plate is Full. Yours Is Borrowed

December 26, 2010 - Face the Music

December 19, 2010 - Nothing Personal...

December 12, 2010 - Eat Free? I Do!

December 5, 2010 - The Sound of Two Hands Texting

November 28, 2010 - Tip, Tip, Tip

November 21, 2010 - Please Pass the Spotlight

November 14, 2010 - Pressure Under Grace

November 7, 2010 - No Comment, Please

October 31, 2010 - Other People's Children

October 24, 2010 - Bottle of Cristal, Please

October 17, 2010 - Robbing the Cradle Sitter

October 10, 2010 - Nice Daguerreotype!

October 3, 2010 - It's Me, Not Caring

September 26, 2010 - We Have a Situation

September 19, 2010 - Meet the In-Law

September 12, 2010 - Sleep Tight, and by Yourself

September 5, 2010 - Like, Yeah, Totally

August 29, 2010 - Till Death Does She Part

August 22, 2010 - Your Ex Has a Problem. It's You.

August 15, 2010 - Smile, Everyone!

August 8, 2010 - Lonely Hearts Club Ban

August 1, 2010 - Asking for It?

July 25, 2010 - A Little Too Much Mystery

July 18, 2010 - Fools for Love

July 11, 2010 - The Gift of Kindness

July 4, 2010 - Uneasy Friend

June 27, 2010 - Clear the Aisle

June 20, 2010 - Your Father's Keeper

June 13, 2010 - Honey, He Sold the Kids

June 6, 2010 - I Call Your Name

May 30, 2010 - Squatters' Wrongs