Dear Short Answers: What do you think of this whole transgender bathroom issue? I have been to a lot of places like restaurants that have only one bathroom and it’s used by both men and women. And you know what, the bathroom in my home is used by men and women.  What’s the big deal? […]

Relationship Warantee

Dear Short Answers: My husband and I are getting separated after only 6 months of marriage. Is there a rule about returning wedding presents if the marriage lasts less than a year? Eve Dear Eve: Sounds like you have more serious matters to attend to than wedding gifts. Yes, probably 20th century ettiquette recommends that […]

Good Luck

Dear Short Answers: My parents caught my older brother drinking beer and now they have grounded BOTH of us which is completely unfair. How can I convince them that HE is the evil one and not me?  I should not be punished for his behavior! Sad Sib Dear Sad: Ask them if you get a […]

It’s the Team, Stupid!

Dear Short Answers: I recently started a new job and one of my co-workers likes to take credit for everything that I do and every idea that I have. I’ve tried to make it clear to my boss that these are my ideas but this guy is an expert at sucking up to the boss. […]

A Good Question

Dear Short Answers: How is married life a sort of business? Just Starting Out Dear Just Starting: Marriage is like a business in that you make deposits and withdrawals — of emotional energy, kindness and attention. There are times when one partner makes many withdrawals — just make sure you don’t exceed your deposits. Like […]