Bitter Rivals

"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 deals with a variety of issues.  Parents want to attend a municipal wedding, someone wants to know how to interact with someone they despise, another person meddles in the personal affairs of other families, and a woman cannot deal with living in an apartment building.

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Too Quick to Divorce

"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 deals with a variety of issues.  A couple want to divorce, a man invites too many people to dinner, a woman talks like a baby around certain people, and human resources employee is snooping in people's records.

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Being a Baby about Seeing a Baby

"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 deals with a variety of issues.  Someone wants to inform people that they may not be able to visit when accepting an invitation, someone in debt keeps digging a deeper hole, grandparents want people who are practically strangers to meet their grandchild, and someone wants to move to the Midwest because they would look relatively thin.

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Stop It with the Hugs Already

"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 deals with a variety of issues.  Someone does not want to read someone else's political views, some guy does not like hugs, a friend wants to loan a friend some money, and a woman wonders whether she should reach out to her in-laws.

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Too Many Thank Yous

"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 deals with a variety of issues.  A woman wants her husband to lie to her, another has a mean friend, while yet another misses her coworkers, and a stepmother plans to not plan any future events for her stepdaughter who refuses to thank the people that bought her elaborate gifts.

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Greetings and Salutations

"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 deals with a variety of issues.  Someone would like to spend time with someone special to them, a woman wonders when to tell her boss she will be quitting, another woman wishes there was a way to greet people without shaking their hands, and someone will be meeting someone they've been banned from talking to.

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Entertaining One’s Guests

"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.  A young person wishes to take time off from school, two people wonder if they should be around for their guests, a woman would like to stay close to her former in-laws, and a child foregoes gifts but his parents are upset that a guest did not make a donation.

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Relationships and Their Rules

"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.  A woman plans to date her friend's former beau, a grandmother wonders how to deal with an uncomfortable situation at a park, and a couple is asked to pay for everyone else.

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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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