• Perspective

First she unintentionally turned off the TV, then she talked and gestured over her neighbor

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • 1 day ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

It’s acceptable only at a wine tasting or in your bathroom

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • 2 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Needy customer must be told outside contact is a no-no

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • 3 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Wife, no matter how credentialed, has no standing to intervene in office situation

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • 4 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Woman was offended by a comment about her clothing

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • 5 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

If his mouth is full of food, the kiss must be avoided

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • 6 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Asking about reading of the will is impertinent

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jul 7
  • ·
  • Perspective

She chooses gifts she thinks are ‘more appropriate’

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jul 6
  • ·
  • Perspective

Girls’ weekend turned into something else entirely

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jul 5
  • ·
  • Perspective

Teen becomes ill at dinner meeting and ruins the meal for reader.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jul 4
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader receives thank-yous that note the gift could have been better.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jul 3
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader wants to know how to deflect harsh comments at open house.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jul 2
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader’s male supervisor is showing his underwear, and she wonders what to do.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 30
  • ·
  • Perspective

Pregnant reader is not having a shower but wants to be polite to in-laws, who are.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 29
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader’s friend offered to put it together, but daughter doesn’t want to spend hours going through photos.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 28
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader doesn’t like to witness son’s nagging at granddaughter to eat her dinner.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 27
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader would like women in skirts to sit without showing too much leg.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 26
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader feels awkward when attending social functions with her outgoing husband.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 25
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader is angry that she helped serve cake after the wedding but wasn’t invited to the party.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 23
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader and his wife moved to another row but he wondered if he should have spoken up.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
  • ·
  • Jun 22
  • ·
Load More
Most Read
subscribe
The story must be told.
Subscribe to The Washington Post

lifestyle

advice

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters