A year ago, on the eve of Fat Tuesday, I came across a table full of assorted boxes of Paczki at my local grocery store. Wanting to treat my family, I seized the opportunity to buy a box of six. But I quickly realized there were several different fillings to choose from. I was overwhelmed. All of them sounded delicious, so I ended up grabbing four boxes. Yes, it was gluttonous.
You’ve seen that meme that says, “Lack of planning on your part doesn’t constitute an emergency on my part.” That’s the story of my life at the office – my boss’ poor planning results in rush projects and late days for me. How can I address this to achieve a change?
Cagily, gingerly, persuasively and realistically.
My siblings want to go in together on a cruise for my parents as a 50th anniversary gift. I just can’t afford to do this, but they are insisting I need to do my share. How can I get out of this without losing my family?
I understand why this is causing you such stress, no one wants to risk losing the most important relationships in their lives – their family.
Jennifer is always texting, even during dinner. I’d really like to have an uninterrupted conversation occasionally, particularly at meals. I feel as if she’s never fully focused on us.
She says: I can multi-task, what's the problem?
I have a lot of people who need to get hold of me, often for work. I can multi-task and check texts and listen to Mark at the same time. I don’t see the problem.
My 4-year-old has been getting in trouble at preschool for biting some of the other kids. He’s normally really sweet-tempered, but this is worrying us. How do we make sure he doesn’t become a bully?
Is the “perfect” love story the one that begins with the chance meeting in the coziest of coffee shops, and moves perfectly through conversations with strategically and respectfully placed flirtations that lead to “happily ever after”? Not at all. How are you supposed to meet “the One” in an era that keeps our eyes on our phones and our thoughts on everybody and everything except what’s in front of us? Why not try an online dating site? Here are a few tips to get you started.