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Reader is nervous about going to shops that only open by appointment and not purchasing anything.

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Reader wonders why entertainers applaud themselves while they are onstage.

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


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

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

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

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

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Reader wonders if they have to excuse themselves when walking through a hallway that colleagues are talking across.

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Reader’s wife didn’t expect so many responsibilities when she said yes to being a bridesmaid for a friend.

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When their brother stays with them, he is always making negative comments about their hometown.

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Her boss asks her to do his personal errands. That is not in her job description.

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They are tired of being ignored when they go to their husband’s work conferences.

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Their mother-in-law is an addict whom they don’t want to enable.

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Now that you're back with your boyfriend, you want the gifts you returned to him when you were broken up.

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A friend had too many overnight guests, so she asked if she could stay elsewhere.

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They live on a fixed income. Their adult kids and grandkid who live with them don’t help out.

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A reader is annoyed when friends and family hit "like" on texts.

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Car owner gets annoyed every time their car settings are changed during a detail.

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They resent when people greet them in a way that puts them in the defensive.

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They wonder if they can politely remind people to take their hats off while indoors.

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