Always Avoid a Caustic Confrontation

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice on random situations.  A man cannot get over his former lover, someone went off on a friend because they went through letters in their own home, and someone wonders how many people need to know about a wedding.

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Lost in the Email

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice on a variety of situations.  A woman is afraid of news, a father would like his son to dress a little more dandy, a woman receives someone else's emails, and someone gets a little too comfortable with her neighbor.

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Costanza Sends a Letter to The New York Times

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice on relationships.  Someone cheats on their girlfriend, a woman wonders if it is fine to ask people where they are from, another is concerned about pointing out that her older girlfriend is indeed her girlfriend, and a man wants to have a relationship with someone he manages at work.

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A Marriage Unlike Any Other

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice on awkward situations.  A woman's boyfriend breaks her cousin's wineglass, someone that is gifted a vacation is upset that the person that offered her home is there as well, and someone that is getting married wonders if a close relative is a good fit for a wedding guest.

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On Being Charitable

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice on a variety of topics.  A mother wonders about cellphone bills, a young woman has a friend with a curious request, a woman wants to help another solve a puzzle, and a family finds out about the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished."

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Dating Don’ts

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip hands out advice on special events and dating.  A son wants a song played at the most inappropriate moment, a woman is having a tough time meeting Mr. Right, and a woman wishes her friend had a more elaborate wedding.

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The Night Lights

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers up advice on how to clear the air.  A friend has moved on but another has not, a neighbor pollutes the darkness with light, a woman is concerned about two sons' gift giving practices (or lack thereof), and a woman wonders whether she should know how much a night out should cost her.

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Career Opportunities

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers up advice on a variety of topics.  A father wants to unite his family when that unity is really needed, a woman wants her boyfriend to be able to take care of himself, and someone changes careers and wonders how that is perceived by others.

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The Dinner for the Self-Invited

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers up advice on a variety of topics.  A friend invites herself over for dinner, a man gets to avoid a wedding, somebody's sour about sour milk, and someone is taking "keeping up with the Joneses" a bit too seriously.

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Never Come between a Mother and Her Daughter

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice on various social situations.  A father wonders about his son's future, a woman wonders about what action to take when she overhears the Pledge of Allegiance, a boyfriend is jealous of his girlfriend's mother, and someone wonders about birthday gifts.

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