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Before the Fall

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Help! My Housemate Thinks I’m Heartless Because I Won’t Support His “Bro.”

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. That divorcing friend: My housemate has a friend that is going through a divorce. That friend called and wanted a place to crash after a fight. Show More Summary

More Than a Hashtag

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Party Bouncer

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Help! My Emotionally Draining Friends Turn Every Get-Together Into a Therapy Session.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Girls’ night flop: I had a baby eight months ago and haven’t really had a night out since before she was born. This past weekend I had what was supposed to be a fun girls’ night in with some friends, which I was extremely excited about. Show More Summary

Double Trouble

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Head-Turning Lie

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Simplex Transmission

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DWB 101

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Help! My Mom Won’t Let My Boyfriend Sleep in My Room When We Visit.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Visit etiquette: I’m going to bring my boyfriend of six months home to visit my mom for a few days. We’re in our mid-20s and will be staying with her. Show More Summary

Water Cooler Counsel

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Twofold Heartache

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Bad Seed

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Help! I Want to Ask My Stepdad to Adopt Me, but I’m Worried He’ll Say No.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Will you adopt us?: Since I was 5, my stepdad has raised me like I was his own (I’m 17 now). I have two little sisters (16, 15) who also consider him to be their dad. Show More Summary

Abrupt Transition

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Middle Ground Shakedown

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Behind Her Back

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Help! My Fiancé Wants to Wear a Kilt to Our Wedding.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Kilt wedding: My boyfriend of five years recently proposed, and we are planning to get married early next year. He has shown no interest in the wedding planning and has told me to do what I want. There is one exception. Show More Summary

Never Spam Addresses in the To: Field

Many think that by having all their contact's e-mail addresses displayed in the To: field (particularly folks who do not know each other) is no big deal. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals Check out my NEW Workshop: EmailEtiquetteWorkshop.com

E-mail Marketing Etiquette Basics

Most sole proprietors and small business owners I work with struggle with the proper use of e-mail when it comes to business marketing.  Some questions are basic etiquette and proper practices, while others many times delve into theShow More Summary

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