ABBY'S ROAD: My sister Blanche and her husband moved to a small town where I settled with my husband 23 years ago. Blanche is 11 years older than me. My husband and I love our space, but we spend time with them. They retired, but we are still working.
For the last three years they have not been forced to communicate with friends in the city. They are now friends with my friends because we do not go on weekdays and do not see them several times a week. Frankly, this is the wedge between all of us – my family and friends. I am very offended that they can not find their friends. Am i wrong ̵
Dear search: the feeling of an offender is a waste of time and energy. You can not control the social life of other adults, nor should you expect. Your sister did not kidnap these people, so they should volunteer. This is not a competition. Your friends are still your friends. You will be happier if you try to suppress your uncertainty.
Dear ABBI: I like to cook. This is my passion. The problem is that when I prepare for people who come to dinner, my wife loves to taste food before they arrive. What actually frustrates me when I'm making a cake or something that needs to be served as a whole, she crashes into her, and it seems like I'm eating.
Presentation is important for me. She did not care less. If I label it "Do not eat" or hide food, then I'm "mistaken" or "I go too far". Help! – Food in New York
ROUGH F.F.: Of course, the presentation is important. Ask yourself why your wife will knowingly do something to spoil the dishes that you prepare for the company. Could it be jealous when you are at the center of attention?
What she does is disrespectful and disrespectful. If she is so hungry that she can not control herself, she can make an instant peanut butter sandwich, or even less time to clean the banana. Because you have to go so far as to hide dishes that you do not want to "take away", then I have to disagree with your mrs.
Dear Abby: My best childhood friend, Jeff, died eight months ago; he was married for 57 years. I know his still-attractive widow, Della, because they were newlyweds. I was divorced for decades.
I have long been fond of Dell at a distance, quietly, with respect to Jeff. It helped by the fact that for many years we have lived in different states. I think she felt my admiration for her.
How long should I wait before I start showing my interest to her as a potential partner in our golden years? – WELCOME TO THE EAST
Dear Desire: Did you reach Della to express compassion when he learned of Jeff's death? If not, do it now. If she answers, call for a phone call – and perhaps visit her community and dinner if she is pleased. Once you are constantly communicating with it, you can determine if there is a mutual interest.
TO MY IRELIAN READERS: Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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