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Carolyn Hax: If one spouse cheats, does the other get a freebie affair?

A cheated-on spouse wants license to have an affair, too, but the cheater says "that would be the end of our relationship."

By Carolyn HaxOctober 3, 2022
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Ask Amy responds to reader criticism about recent column

Amy clarifies that foraged mushrooms are dangerous and must be avoided.

By Amy DickinsonOctober 3, 2022
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Miss Manners: How do I deal with trauma without overwhelming my partner?

After being present at a mass shooting, reader wonders how to deal with their trauma without overwhelming their partner.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinOctober 3, 2022
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Ask Amy: Should I tell my kids the truth about their grandparents?

A mom wonders whether her adult kids should know the truth about how her parents treated her.

By Amy DickinsonOctober 2, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Evict the cat so the boyfriend can move in? Maybe ... not.

The boyfriend hates cats and won't move in with one there -- and his partner hasn't leapt to accommodate him.

By Carolyn HaxOctober 2, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Neither spouse wants to work again after parental leave

Neither parent wants to go back to work as the family breadwinner. Now what do they do?

By Carolyn HaxOctober 1, 2022
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Ask Amy: My brother lives in the family vacation home year-round

Reader wants to deal with their brother using the family vacation home year-round.

By Amy DickinsonOctober 1, 2022
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Miss Manners: My sister brings up her grief whenever anyone complains

A reader’s sister lost her son three years ago. Now, she brings it up whenever anyone complains about their own problems.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinOctober 1, 2022
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Ask Damon: I’m terrible at keeping in touch with friends. Is something wrong with me?

A reader feels like a bad friend for struggling to keep up with their friends who live out of town.

By Damon YoungSeptember 30, 2022
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Miss Manners: Some dinner party guests were only invited for dessert

A reader wonders if it’s rude to invite some guests just for dessert on the same night you also have dinner guests.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinSeptember 30, 2022
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Ask Amy: I’m ready to leave my band. When do I tell the other members?

A musician struggles with when to tell their band that their next gig will be their last.

By Amy DickinsonSeptember 30, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Does racism explain why they were left off the guest list?

The bride is White and two close friends of the groom are not. Coincidence? They think not.

By Carolyn HaxSeptember 30, 2022
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Ask Sahaj: Longtime friends and co-workers keep mispronouncing my name

A reader is frustrated by long-time friends and co-workers who continue to mispronounce and misspell their name and the names of their family members.

By Sahaj Kaur KohliSeptember 29, 2022
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Ask Amy: I’m in financial trouble after constantly giving my son money

Her adult son is constantly asking for money, and she's in financial trouble as a result.

By Amy DickinsonSeptember 29, 2022
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Miss Manners: I’m an editor. Is it rude to correct grammar?

An editor wonders if it was rude to offer to grammar check a writer’s submission at work.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinSeptember 29, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: The dreary chore of having to ask the spouse to do chores

Husband said he needs to be told when to do chores and his spouse is bothered by that.

By Carolyn HaxSeptember 29, 2022
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I don’t want my rich uncle’s money. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a niece whose rich and difficult uncle keeps insisting on giving her money, but she’s not sure it’s worth taking.

By Carolyn HaxSeptember 28, 2022
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Ask Jules: Should teachers let students follow them on social media?

A public high school teacher isn't sure how they should respond to students who want to follow their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

By Jules TerpakSeptember 28, 2022
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A 14-year-old’s behavior makes a parent feel like giving up

How can I deal with him nicely and neutrally, while still enforcing boundaries and rules?

By Meghan LeahySeptember 28, 2022
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Miss Manners: My daughter eats at a slower pace than the rest of the family

A reader wonders how to handle a daughter finishing her dinner plate much slower than the rest of the family.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinSeptember 28, 2022