Dull Dates and the Overweight

"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 some more advice.  Somebody has an insensitive friend, a woman goes on a couple of dull dates, another has not heard back from people she invited to dinner, and someone is too bothered by having to spread a good word.

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Mail about Nails

"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 to the clueless.  A mother offers up a slumber party for her son (really), someone asks for their personal items back after they stored them with their ex for a year, a son offers an ultimatum (classy), and someone visits a nail salon.

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Following the Faith

"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 helps adults figure out some very simple things.  A man wonders why he was not promoted, someone has no idea why their sister is not talking to them, a woman seeks a significant other, and another wonders whether she should behave properly in church.

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Children and Their Role Models

"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 to women with the same name.  One's name is Ann Marie, the other Annie, and the third Anna.  What is going on here?  And they are all talking about children.  And two out of the three have two paragraph long questions which never happens.  Is Philip trying to tell us something?

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The Middle Seat

"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.  Someone regrets not being close to family, a stranger wants someone to swap for a lesser seat, an employee wonders about giving notice before leaving a job, and someone has had enough of her sister's micromanaging.

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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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