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Category Archives: Friendship

SWEET, SUGAR, CANDYMAN

A health conscious concern: I have several friends with children who just feed them junk food.  These are people that eat good food themselves, but they give their kids processed junk that is loaded with high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.  Can I say something to them?? LISTEN: No. That was easy, wasn’t it?

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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Temptation asks: I met this guy through friends and we kind of hit it off.  He just asked me if I wanted to see the porn he was in!  He’s also been texting me and asking me to hang out…I have a boyfriend – so does he – so nothing like a date, but I […]

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DIP IT IN THE HONEY

I used to live next door to an old lady who would give me jars full of jam and come over to my house to instruct me on what chores I needed to do for her that weekend.  Usually something like – untangling her wind-chimes, or getting a heavy blender out of her cabinet.  Nothing […]

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YOU CAN’T ALWAYS WANT WHAT YOU GET

A thoughtful question: My husband is impossible to shop for!  We have an anniversary and his birthday coming up, and the only thing he says he wants is a gift certificate to Amazon.  I hate giving gift cards, especially to my friends and family…what would you do? LISTEN: Aaaaaaand what part of that is impossible? […]

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LIKE A ROCK

Back-aching, a guest writes: I recently stayed with a friend (of a friend) who had a sleeper sofa.  It was a new, very expensive thing from a designer store, and he was obviously quite proud of it…but it was horribly uncomfortable.  That morning, he asked me how I slept, and I’m afraid I was honest […]

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MERCI

A harried host’s harangue: My husband’s two close friends are coming into town for 4 days during our “staycation”.  That’s all well and good, but that means I get 2 days of rest and 4 days of hosting work while waiting on them hand and foot and keeping the house clean.  They’re nice people, but […]

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NO

How you don’t know this already… : What do you say when a friend on facebook or something asks you to comment on something like the school shootings or gun control? LISTEN: No. Specifically: No, thank you. That’s it.  Say no more, say nothing else, leave it alone and go on watching your cat videos.

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NOMEN OBLITUM

A question from the absent minded: Is it that bad to forget someone’s name?  I’m terrible with names, and sometimes people get really mad at me.  What can I do to make people feel better? LISTEN: You could start by remembering their names.  That should do it. Second, you could stop telling yourself you’re terrible […]

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THAT’S NOT FOR DOING THAT

A concerned clickette complains: I just HATE IT when people put things on facebook get people to respond to them.  Yesterday, someone posted about how they couldn’t reach their child who is in an area suffering a national disaster.  While I hope for the best – what if this kid got killed?  Is that how […]

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LYING FOR A LIVING

Pride thusly wounded, a question: My husband travels for work.  He’s gone every week, and it’s hard enough being lonely, but now I’m being tortured by my friends.  I have had 3 different friends in the past week ask me if I trust him while he’s gone.  Don’t they realize how hurtful their question is? […]

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