Saying “How Are You?” To Those In Grief Isn’t The Best Choice Of Words

April 2, 2015

I recently read one of the best articles of what not to say to those grieving the loss of a loved one that I’ve read in a long time but because it is copyrighted, I cannot reproduce it in its entirety here. The premise of the author, Nancy Guthrie, is that asking the question, “How […]

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Mixed Expectations

April 1, 2015

Reading about your double booked dinner guests reminded me of a similar sticky situation. Having relocated across the country, we found we were only two hours from some old friends of ours. We hadn’t seen them in years but had sort of kept in touch with Christmas cards and social media. They’d always been great […]

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It’s Still Begging And It’s A Problem

March 31, 2015

I have a friend who, many years ago, moved across the country. We were out of touch for a while but now remain in sort of contact through Facebook. We’ll message each other, the rare phone call here and there, etc.,  messages of support, “remember when” calls/messages. That type of thing. I saw that she […]

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The Baby Shower That Came With A Bill

March 30, 2015

Last year I was invited to a “gift card” baby shower. According to the emailed invitation, it was hosted by the daddy-to-be’s sister and the mother-to-be’s friend at a modestly priced restaurant over the brunch hour. There were about 15 of us in total, including the guest of honour, and the baby’s two grandmothers. We […]

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Get On Your Ehell Soapbox

March 30, 2015

I apologize for the dearth of posts lately.   I got slammed with two large and time sensitive projects and as regular readers know, Ehell.com can take a back seat to my real life events. I’ve been thinking for some time about opening access to the “soapbox” to regular contributors who would like the opportunity to […]

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“This Stall Is Occupied!”

March 24, 2015

I work in a large law office. We have a cleaning staff on retainer, and the lady who cleans on our floor is very sweet, but this morning I saw a side of her that left me feeling very weird, and I don’t know whether I should say something to our facilities manager or not. […]

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Feel Good Friday – Saved By Her Calling

March 20, 2015

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“Child-Free” and “Disney Cruise” Don’t Appear To Be Synonymous

March 16, 2015

My best friend is child free and doesn’t really like children. She has always felt like this even growing up. When I got married she wouldn’t interact with the children in the wedding party at all. So when my husband and I became pregnant, we rarely talked about baby related topics unless she brought it […]

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