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Etiquette
Jun05

Secondary Bridal Showers and Stepped-on Toes

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Hi Amalah, My brother is getting married in October. His fiance’s sister is the maid of honor, so it is her job to organize a bridal shower, which she did very well (it’s an all-out luncheon, she’s got it figured out right down to the very napkin detail, I’m very impressed). She’s inviting the women […]

May16
Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

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Dear Amy, My question doesn’t have anything to do with beauty advice, but rather how to avoid seeming like an elitist snob when I’m at my in-laws’ family reunion this summer. You give such great advice and are a creative thinker; I thought maybe you could help me. Here’s the deal. My husband’s parents have […]

May05
The Etiquette of Gift-Getting

The Etiquette of Gift-Getting

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Hi Amy, Thank God for your column! I need a fashion critic and a Dear Abby all rolled into one, and at least in the corner of the Internet that I frequent, you’re it! Recently, I had a birthday, and two of my good friends bought me a purse and a pair of earrings. The […]

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Apr13

How to Respond to Dumb Things People Say to You When Pregnant

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Dear Amy- Ugh- why is it that most people feel a need to comment on how you look when you are pregnant? I remember this with my first but it seems to be happening all the time with my second. My belly is big- I am due in late May and am measuring right on […]

Nov28
What to Wear: Fancy Restaurant Openings

What to Wear: Fancy Restaurant Openings

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Amy (do you mind if I call you Amy?), HELP! I don’t know if the following question is Smackdown worthy, but if anyone could help me, it’d be you. Because you are wise and wonderful. And have probably been to this sort of thing before. Ahem. My husband and I have been invited to the […]

Oct30
Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

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I’m breaking format this morning because…da da da DAAA…I’m an idiot who is having trick-or-treating anxiety. Yes. Trick-or-treating anxiety. My life is…really very sad. A recap of my life, pre-pathetic-ness: We lived in the city, in a building that did not get trick-or-treaters. We never even bothered to buy candy. We never took Noah out, […]

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