An old friend of mine got me a birthday present. now their birthday is coming up, but we don’t really have contact anymore. Am I obligated to them a gift? JR: The last time I bought a friend a birthday...
My roommate, who is also my closest friend, is a complete slob. I love him dearly, don’t get me wrong, but I just found pizza crusts wedged between the cushions of our couch. When I bring up his messes,...
My cousin’s wedding happens to be the weekend before our last family reunion. What do I do when my boss only lets me take off one long weekend? JR: One weekend off and your choices are either a cousin’s wedding...
My brother just started dating this new girl, who none of us have ever met. She seems to keep him to herself, and he is starting to miss family gatherings. What do we say to him without hurting his...
Spring cleaning is last on the list of my favorite things to do, but my apartment really needs a face-lift. Is there any way to spring clean without feeling like what I’m doing is cleaning? JR: Ask your mom for...
I’m feeling stuck in the winter blues, but don’t have enough saved up for a big spring break vacation. How can I make the most of a staycation right here at home? JR: First step, load up on some good...
I’ve always been unlucky in love, and at this point in my life, I’m getting pretty desperate. Should I consider online dating, or is there another way to kick-start my love life? JR: It’s 2017. Online dating is better than...
I’m trying to adopt a New Year’s resolution, but I’m having trouble sticking with it. What are some tips and tricks to not letting this resolution go out the window by the third week of 2017? JR: 2017 is all...
The kids are getting to the point where they’re too old to believe in Santa. How do I broach the subject lightly without breaking their hearts? JR: I can still remember my parents sitting me down my senior year in...
What do people find appealing about shopping on Black Friday? My friends are pressuring me to shop with them, but I don’t see any appeal in getting trampled at Target ? JR: Every year, I go Black Friday shopping to get...

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