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A high school student needs to learn how to set boundaries for the beau who wants to be with her all the time.
When one half of a couple likes to keep score on minor annoyances, what is the right response?
A stay-at-home mom wonders why others complain it’s so difficult. Is she doing something wrong or just having an easier time of it?
A woman who escaped a physically abusive marriage is entitled to avoid her ex at their daughter’s wedding.
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Her boyfriend was a drinker, but she’s wondering if she should reassess since her family thinks he’s great.
The USDA say meat should be properly thawed before going into the slow cooker.
A reader sounds off about the lubricating strips manufacturers put on razors today.
Time was, it was considered wrong to tip the owner of a business. That is no longer the case.
Erstwhile hosts who’ve canceled their party wonder if RSVP non-responders need to be called.
The Gentle Reader knew immediately that there was no future together. Should she have said something?
Miss Manners parses the meaning of an invitation that specifies that “chaperoned children” are welcome.
The Gentle Reader wonders if there’s a polite way to decline constant picture-taking.
The winemaker next door has been known to dump his neighborly host’s offering down the drain.
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How can — or should — this young woman establish contact with her mother’s estranged sisters?
She feels that, at 33, she may be too set in her ways to live comfortably with her boyfriend.
Communication-challenged couple needs to express themselves with clarity and compassion.
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Owner thinks a rug cleaner may have led to cat’s death; killing of horses; feline herpes; overweight Labradors.
Owner feeds Siamese cat raw fish every day; joint disease in cats; a dog’s dental hygiene is important.
Trap-neuter-release programs have many drawbacks; hyperthyroidism is common in cats
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Cousin’s ex-husband says he’s going to help her break into a field. But he seems to have another agenda.
She discovered late in life she was conceived so her father could avoid the draft. Now what?
They may need a little professional help to get through a tough time. And, Mom, don’t forget about yourself.
Her toddler wants to play pretend every day. But mom and dad are a little weary of it all.
Olympian mom shows that parenthood doesn’t need to be a zero-sun game.
Despite dire warnings and parental angst, few students lose their acceptances to senioritis.
When it comes to the littlest ones, they don’t need an app for that
When my sons were babies, college in 2014 seemed as implausible as a pocket-size computer.
The secretary of education’s conmments about “white suburban mom” struck a nerve.
This dater waited five years for us to set her up. Oh, the pressure!
There was lots of talking, but did it lead anywhere?
Will two biology students find they share a certain chemistry?
They hugged, they laughed, they played pool. Just friends, or more?
Date Lab: She’s an actress; he’s a photographer. Will their creative careers lead to romantic sparks?
Live discussion with Slate advice columnist Dear Prudence, a.k.a. Emily Yoffe.
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