Carolyn Hax: Mom wants to help plan wedding, but her ideas get ignored
A mother wants to help plan the wedding for her son and his fiancee, but they’ve rejected all her suggestions while accepting her financial help.
Ask Amy: She touched my fiance without his consent
Reader wants to confront a woman who inappropriately touched reader's fiance when they were out together.
Miss Manners: My coworkers’ kids frequently interrupt meetings
Reader is annoyed that they can sometimes hear their coworkers’ kids during meetings.
Carolyn Hax: Quip at ‘obnoxious’ sister-in-law forces damage control
Snapping at an “obnoxious” sister-in-law may have been satisfying, but the family took some collateral damage.
Ask Amy: Her grandson wore a dress to prom. She asks if it’s ‘a phase’?
A grandmother wants to know is she can do "anything other than cry myself to sleep" after her grandson wore a dress to prom.
Miss Manners: I need to protect my food from my employees
Reader loves it when their employees come to them for help – except when they accidently spit or cough into their lunch.
Carolyn Hax: ‘Paranoid’ boyfriend tracks her period every month
Her boyfriend is so “paranoid” that she’ll get pregnant that he tracks her periods and insists on pregnancy tests.
Ask Amy: Angry grandma struggles with grandchild’s snippy response
A grandmother's friends donated generously to help her grandchild in a time of need. Her grandchild had a "snippy, self-absorbed response."
Miss Manners: How do I respond to intrusive questions about my health?
Reader wants to know a good response to someone who kept asking intrusive questions about their health.
Carolyn Hax: Engaged but still preparing for ‘the other shoe to drop’
They’re engaged and committed to each other, but one of them has a tough history and a nagging fear that the marriage won’t last.
Ask Amy: They wronged me and I don’t forgive them
Reader received late apologies recently and decided to not accept them.
Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law damages ‘very dear to me’ cookbook. Now what?
Mother-in-law borrowed cookbook that had great sentimental value, and returned it damaged without "mentioning it or apologizing."
Miss Manners: Should couples sign greeting cards for each other?
Reader thinks it weird for wives to sign their husbands’ names on a greeting card.
Ask Amy: How do I take a compliment without thinking it’s a red flag?
Reader struggles to accept people complimenting them after seeing how that was weaponized growing up.
Carolyn Hax: Friends pressure cancer survivor to push past physical limits
A cancer survivor struggles with friends' relentless invitations to join them for ‘physically impossible’ activities.
Ask Amy: We’re taking it very slow but I want to commit now
Reader is in a platonic relationship with a man they are in love with and want to commit to him.
Miss Manners: She brought too many people to pick fruit from my tree
Reader is annoyed that their friend brought a ton of people to pick fruit from their tree.
Ask Sahaj: My grandparents died. How do I keep their culture alive?
My grandparents were my tie to India, my reason for going back every year. How do I keep my connection to my culture alive when they are not?
Carolyn Hax: Is it wrong to date someone when there’s ‘no chemistry’?
After two dates, they're having a good time and great conversation but the kissing lands with a "thud."
Miss Manners: I’m selling everything and moving to a new city
Reader is selling everything and moving to a new city and wonders if they must tell their friends and family.