Tag: Advice

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, and once again time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about Mamas, Mrs., and Mayonnaise.

What advice do you have for someone whose friend hates mayonnaise, and you suspect is anti-American and a likely communist sympathizer? — Joseph McCarthy

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: It’s a Shame

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, so it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about motivation, mothers of brides, and shaming the shamers.

I lack motivation. Please motivate me. — @Shoshido

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: The SCOD, the Brain-dead, and the Gropey

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about bad dates, annoying Facebook friends, and the Sweet Meteor of Death.

Dear Amelia: How do you get out of a bad date gracefully without making things more awkward than they already are? …Sincerely, My Last Date Sucked

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Hearing Too Much vs. Hearing Too Little

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, so it’s time for Ask Amelia to answer all your questions about new jobs, noisy neighbors, and horrible headwear.

Should I move to D.C? I am considering a job opportunity there. Plus, that is the place to be for the deaf, and I’m deaf. But also Texan. — @TheMaverick21

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Presidential Hair

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, so it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about familial bribery, political hairdos, and gabby co-workers.

Dear Amelia, Is it acceptable to secure my place as a favorite uncle to niece and nephews through bribery? @TheLostDrummer

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Cereal, Coaches, and Cursing

 

AskAmelia3It’s time again for Amelia Hamilton to answer your most pressing questions on rude teens, breakfast foods, and the NHL.

Dear Amelia: There’s a baby playground behind the local high school. Potty-mouthed high schoolers are always there. Can I tell them to watch their language and, if so, how do I do it without sounding old? @BethanyShondark

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Husband Husbandry

 

shutterstock_237586651We’ve been talking a lot about marriage and divorce around here lately. As someone who’s been married for almost 13 years with some very rough spots along the way, I feel like this is a topic about which I can speak authoritatively. In particular, I’d like to talk about a duty that primarily — though by no means exclusively — falls to wives: ego management.

I like to nap in my car over lunch, particularly during lovely weather like we’ve had lately in Kansas City. As I was trying to drift off Thursday afternoon, I heard a woman screaming into her phone. She was informing her husband in a vulgar fashion that his family hated her for no reason, she hated them, and that — while it was his responsibility to defend her — he was refusing to because he lacked testicular fortitude. I was sorely tempted to scream back in an equally vulgar fashion that if she wanted her husband to have testicles, she should stop performing double orchidectomy surgery.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Cheap Beer, Naughty Twitter and Bad Grammar

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your queries about cheap beer, libertarian adult stars, and microaggressions!

Dear Amelia

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Gays, Gruyere and the Common Cold

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time again for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your queries about gouda, same-sex weddings, and germy kids!

Dear Amelia, Some Republican candidates have been taken to task for opposing the legalization of same-sex marriage even though they still would attend same-sex weddings or events surrounding them when it comes to close friends or family members. I, too, oppose gay marriage, but have a friend who has invited me to his ceremony (which is not in a church, but officiated by a member of the clergy). I feel like I could attend the reception as a support of our friendship without supporting something destructive of the institution, but a lot of people disagree with me. How should I handle this? Should attend? Should I abstain? And what should I say to my friend either way?
Signed,
Respectful Dissenter

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Not everyone get a chance to begin again, but sometimes the urge to do so is overwhelming, or the circumstances for the issue, or a window opens up. A friend of mine, at age 43, is about to enter medical school after working as a lawyer in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly 20 years. My […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Mayonnaise Is Thicker than Water

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday and Amelia Hamilton is here to answer your questions on co-workers, drinking, and mayonnaise… but not co-workers drinking mayonnaise.

Dear Amelia,
I don’t drink alcohol or coffee. Most first dates I get asked out on are for “a drink” or “coffee,” and it is awkward when I just get water. Any ideas for an equally casual first date?
— Tired of Dating Dilemmas

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Shut Up and Sing

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday and it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer your most vexing questions about chatty teachers, unwanted guests, and good taste.

Dear Amelia,
I’m taking voice lessons, and my teacher spends the first 10-15 minutes of each hour talking about personal things. Her online dating fiascos (yes, the guy she has been speaking to on the phone is in prison for murder one), her son, being sick, etc. I don’t want to be rude to her, but we aren’t friends. I’m paying her for this time. How can I politely get her to stop using my time for her personal issues?
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Shut up and Sing

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Karma and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday and Amelia Hamilton is here to answer all your questions on lying men, vintage cars and the best time to make amends.

Dear Amelia,
I’m sensing my karma’s knocking. When is it too late to say, “sorry I was a wasteful, childish twit and I hope you’re doing great?”
@GWill29

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Diets, Boredom and the Perils of Exercise

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, — time for Amelia Hamilton to answer readers’ vexing questions and curious queries!

Dear Amelia,
I hate exercising with a passion, but I live in Real Housewives of Orange County territory, and I’m the fat, plain housewife next door. I’d love to be the slightly less fat, plain housewife next door. Any tips for finding a workout routine that doesn’t make me wish I lived in Samoa?
— The Realistic Housewife of Orange County

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Mothers-in-law and Food Frustrations

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday and Amelia Hamilton is here to answer your questions on life, love, and sweet tea.

Dear Amelia,
My mother-in-law drives me nuts. What should I do?
Signed,
Every Husband Who Ever Lived

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Crafty Jerks, Bosses’ Wives, and Mortal Enemies

 

AskAmelia3Ask Amelia is back with her Friday column to help all of you resolve your interpersonal quandaries!

Dear Amelia,
My friend keeps wanting to hang out. She just commented on my latest post on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to come over this weekend for a craft. The problem is that her husband is the biggest jerk on the planet, and I want nothing to do with him. He could watch football with my husband while we craft, but he wants nothing to do with this jerk, either. How do I handle this?
— Frustrated Friend

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Recently on the Chix PIT, there was some discussion of what gun is best for a new shooter. The shooter was directed to this thread from a few months ago, where I asked the same question. That led me to thinking: How would I answer that question now? The answer surprised me, because it goes […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Facebook PDAs, Spoiler Alerts, and Church Lunch Dates

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, and that means Ask Amelia is here to answer your most pressing life questions!

Dear Amelia,
What is your opinion of couples who are constantly communicating their sap and their jabs in front of everyone on Facebook? How deep is their love?
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Rolling My Eyes

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Member Post

 

Dear Uncle Max, Christmas is coming, which means a visit from our crazy, tone-deaf uncle (also named, coincidentally, Max). Now, my lapsed Lutheran family may no longer believe in the reason for the season, but they do believe in singing Christmas carols, and coming from sturdy Lutheran stock, most are pretty good at it. More

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I have recently become interested in shooting, and am shopping for my first handgun(s). I am looking for your recommendations on what to buy. My goal right now is to learn good shooting technique. I am not planning to use a gun (yet) for personal protection or home defense. That said, I like flexibility — […]

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