Dear Imprudence’s recent reader livechat featured a question that made me go ‘oooh, ouch, been there,’ from a reader writing on behalf of a daughter hounded by family members, specifically her grandmother, about her weight. Q. Grandmother’s Obsession With Weight: My daughter is a recent grad of a top 3 in the country school. She’s … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Speaking of Holiday Tensions…
It’s been a busy year in advice columns. Normally, I don’t like writing retrospective columns in November, let alone being so bold as to name the advice column of the year this early. Who knows what could come in the next month, right? But I am 100% certain that this advice column cannot be beat … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: The Advice Column of the Year Goes To…
I think we can make this short and sweet, so let’s jump right in, shall we? Miss Manners fields a Veterans’ Day Special from Every Military Person, Everywhere! We members of the military would be honored if you could address military funeral etiquette for Veterans Day. Naturally, I jest, but I do take minor exception … Continue reading Dear Imprudence — Strictly Speaking of Protocol
Body hair has come up on Dear Imprudence before, so I thought this recent Ask Amy column might be relevant to the interests of some readers, in addition to being an example of an advice column that does not actually suck! A reader wrote in to ask: Dear Amy: I am a girl in my … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: I’ll Keep My Body Hair, Thanks
Content note: This Dear Imprudence discusses the use of hitting to ‘discipline’ children. Dear Prudie’s Monday livechat featured a doozy of a question: Q. Discipline: My wife and I have been married for eight years, and we have three wonderful children, two girls and a boy. While we agree on most everything, the one thing … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Inappropriate Discipline
A recent Ask Amy column featured a letter from a reader with a problem I suspect at least some FWD readers (and contributors) can sympathise with: Handling food allergies when you’re invited to a friend’s for dinner. Dear Amy: My neighbor recently hosted a very nice dinner party with food and entertainment. I attended and … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Food Allergies and Inconsiderate Hosts
A recent Dear Abby had a question from an employer with a disabled staffer who wants the staffer to feel comfortable at work: Dear Abby: I run a successful restaurant business. One of my key employees, “Zayne,” has Tourette’s syndrome. He has been a loyal and valuable waiter for many years. When customers ask what is … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Don’t Talk About Us, Talk With Us
‘Friend or Foe’ is perhaps one of the most deliciously odd advice columns I read; the basic premise is that people having sticky questions with interpersonal relationships write in for advice. As the name of the column implies, it tends to be pretty blunt with the advice and the dividing people into one of two … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Help, My Friend Is A Bigot!
A recent Ask Amy column featured a letter from a college student with a common problem; parents who want to exert a high level of control. Here in the US, school’s been in session for a little over a month now, and the winter is coming on, and I suspect that the number of students … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Creating Space, Retaining Support
In a recent Carolyn Hax column, a reader wrote in with the following: Dear Carolyn: A friend of mine is getting married to a woman who has multiple sclerosis. His family is very upset by this fact (along with a few other issues they have with his bride-to-be). Should something like having a chronic illness … Continue reading Dear Imprudence: Interfering in My Friend’s Marriage is My DUTY!