Are In-Law Problems More Indicative of Marriage Problems Instead?

July 3, 2014

I have a bit of a confusing situation. I have been diagnosed with OCD and it has gone untreated since the diagnosis because we were looking for a doctor who would not just put me on meds and leave it at that. We finally found one and I have begun treatment. That is part of […]

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The Burden Of Gratitude

July 2, 2014

Is there such a thing as a Thank You note from hell? This year two young guys we know graduated high school (both are 17 years old). One was a family friend, the other was a close relative. We gave them both a card with the same amount of cash in it as a gift. […]

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Bring Your Own….Ice

July 1, 2014

I honestly have no idea if I was an absolute boor or if my girlfriend made a mountain out of a molehill. One of my best friends, for the last 20 years or so, recently bought her first house with her new husband and they’ve enjoyed a veritable round-robin of friends stopping by to help […]

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Address Blunder Leads to Teenage Heartbreak on Prom Night

June 30, 2014

This is a tale of teenage heartache and angst at its worst. Nearly twenty years have passed and I still cannot believe that this actually happened. The only real etiquette blunder here was the fact that addresses hadn’t been checked properly and that a teenage boy was kind of clueless. I had been in love […]

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Feel Good Friday – Father’s Dance

June 27, 2014

Michael Carey dances with his 11-year old daughter MacKenzie. Click to share:

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Anatomy Of A Polite Spine

June 26, 2014

I have a very hostile relationship with my aunt. At first, she didn’t like me and I grew to dislike her. On the other hand as a teenager, I babysat all my cousins, including her sons, with great pleasure, whenever I could. As time went on, we only met at Christmas so I didn’t get […]

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Faux Pregnancy

June 25, 2014

Not really an etiquette question more of a funny story. (Although if you have advice I’m open to it.) So I’m 18 (19 in October) and planning a December wedding. Fiance is also 18, and no, I am not pregnant, we’re just moving in together in January and thought we’d have a small wedding beforehand. […]

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Snubbed? Take The Initiative Next Time

June 24, 2014

This past week I was part of the volunteer staff for an annual summer camp for teens that I have been on for three years now. A number of other young adults are on the staff too. On the last night of the camp, all the staff went out to dinner. As things were winding […]

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