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December 03, 2017

An interesting, and telling, tale: As part of a recent speaking engagement sponsored by a regional medical center in the west, I was scheduled to address a gathering of local pediatricians. Two weeks prior to the address, my contact called to inform me that the medical center’s behavioral…

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December 03, 2017

PANDORA’S BOX

Dear Short Answers: After my parents died a couple of years ago, none of my siblings really wanted to go through all of their possessions since it simply felt too sad. So we paid a mover to pack everything up and it now sits in a storage facility.

I am now feeling guilty…

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December 01, 2017

Q My husband is extraordinarily close with his siblings and parents. They visit with one another at least four times a week. I feel pressure to attend, but usually politely decline. This prompts questions about my whereabouts and “we never see you” comments.

Frankly, so much sweet…

Carolyn Hax

November 29, 2017

Dear readers: A shout-out to the Brody medical students in the service learning distinction scholars track who are conducting several food drives this year to fill a food pharmacy we hope to open on the Vidant Medical Center campus in spring 2018. The first drive with drop-off locations all around…

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November 29, 2017

Q Both of my parents are deceased, and my father remarried after my mother passed. I have not always had a great relationship with my stepmother but it has grown to one of mutual respect and understanding. She has since remarried, but my siblings and I include her in family decisions and…

Carolyn Hax

November 26, 2017

I was fresh out of grad school when psychologists and other mental health types began recommending that when speaking to a child, an adult should squat down to eye level with said child. Supposedly, this submissive posture is a means of demonstrating respect for the child while, at the same time,…

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November 26, 2017

Q I’m really happy with my wonderful toddler son, husband, dream job, apartment, etc. My husband is really happy working for himself, and we both love our adorable, walkable community. We have flexible enough schedules that we get lots of time with our son. When he’s…

Carolyn Hax

November 26, 2017

THE ACCULTURATION OF MATE PROSPECTS

Dear Short Answers: My new boyfriend has a phobia about sharing his food with other people. If I take a bite from his plate, he refuses to eat it anymore. I grew up in a big family that loved to share. Do you think that I will have to stop picking off his…

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November 24, 2017

Q I was laid off recently from a job of 15 years. My confidence took a blow.

When I told my mom, she said, “Hurry up and update your resume. And don’t forget to add your Employee of the Year award.” I had of course already done that, and asked her why she thought I would forget…

Carolyn Hax

November 22, 2017

Dear Readers: It is the season when we give thanks for families, friends and the richness in our lives. This season, the Brody School of Medicine faculty, staff and students are thankful for our new dean, Dr. Mark Stacy, who clearly shares our commitment to the mission of the school with a…

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