“He Has Sucked the Joy of Gift Giving Right Out of Me”

December 6, 2016

I am devastated and would appreciate hearing if others think I am right or wrong. Last Christmas our adult son and I chipped in on an expensive gift for my husband. After opening it, he said it was nice but would we mind him returning it and putting the money towards a different more expensive […]

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When the “Dirty Santa” Game Got A Little Too Dirty

December 5, 2016

As a new member of the management team this year, I was put in charge of organizing the annual holiday party. I was working with a great team of volunteers to fund raise throughout the year (we don’t get any budget from our organization for these types of events) and put the whole thing together. […]

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Feel Good Friday – Mog’s Christmas Calamity

December 2, 2016

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Holiday Food Restrictions Guests Have

December 1, 2016

Two related stories today… Story One: My best friend (BF) related this conversation she had with her mother about meal arrangements for their upcoming trip home for Christmas. I have opted to laugh at the absurdity of it all because I can’t think of another response. BF has Lupus which has led to some pretty […]

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How To Extricate Oneself From A Brief But Sticky “Friendship”

November 30, 2016

I’m in a quandary. I’m in my mid 20’s an a college student. The night before last I attended an event for a favorite author. There were lots of young teens there but I managed to find a few people around my age. Two of these people I met very late at night. The event […]

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The Inconvenienced Doctor (Who Would Want To Be Friends With A Guy Like Him?)

November 29, 2016

This happened a few weeks ago, but I still get upset thinking about it. My sister suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, coupled with severe rheumatism, and has been retired for many years now due to her poor health. It is important to my story to emphasize that my sister is a real trooper, probably the toughest […]

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Update To A Previous Post (He Never Had Her Back)

November 28, 2016

Quite some time ago  I submitted a story to you (titled “I‘ve got your back against the ‘A’s’ in your life” on your blog) about some trouble I had with a friend of my, at the time, boyfriend.  The story received, to my surprise, quite some feedback, and it felt great to know I had […]

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A Disastrous But Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2016

I saw your plea for some happy holiday stories and this one came to mind: Two years ago, my husband and I bought our first house. Prior to that, we had a small apartment that wasn’t really conducive to entertaining. We moved into our new home at the end of October 2013 and immediately started […]

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