Invitation Conventions

"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 reaches out to the intellectually challenged.  A woman is asked to partake in an activity she is not comfortable with, a fiancĂ©e wishes she could be closer to her fiancĂ©'s children, a woman wonders about the roles of spouses in households, and a couple wishes their friend would just go away.

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On Being Grateful

"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 reaches out to the intellectually challenged.  A mother and daughter have the most inane conversations, someone gets a tattoo, someone offered up some tickets without disclosing the financial aspect of the transaction, and a woman does not know how to describe herself.

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When Old Friends Are No Longer Friends

"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 family member grows distant, a child in private school encounters some children from public school, a dog owner needs a serious attitude adjustment, and two old friends go their separate ways.

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Are There Expiration Dates on Apologies?

"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.  Someone is not focused on driving, someone else wants to throw a party they cannot afford, a woman wishes she had apologized sooner, and another woman has a lousy boss.

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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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