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by Sarah Smart

Q.  I’m getting ready to get married and I want to wear white to my wedding, but because I’ve been married twice before, everyone’s saying I should wear another color, especially since I have children.  What do you say?  I believe a bride’s gown color should be strictly her prerogative, but my family thinks I’m being ridiculous by insisting on wearing white. 

A. You should wear whatever color you wish to wear.  Whose wedding is it?  Popular opinion has no place here…only yours. Do You!

Q.  I accidentally overheard my boyfriend whisper to his mother on the phone after she insisted on meeting me, that I wasn’t the type he’d bring home.  I’ve been angry ever since because I found his comment to be offensive, but I haven’t told him I overheard him.  Do you think I should?  I know he’s going to deny he said it, but I can’t continue in the relationship pretending I didn’t hear what he said. 

A.  I think you should tell him, sever your ties with him, and seek the company of a man who may view you the way you want to be viewed. 

Q.  I’ve been admiring this guy at work for over a year and I finally got up the nerve to ask him out for drinks.  I want to know what’s the protocol.  Should I buy all the drinks without expecting any participation on his part…or is there a set amount I should spend and leave the rest up to him?

A.  Since you did the inviting, you should pay for the first round and hopefully he will pay for the second.  If he doesn’t offer and/or insist, it would indicate he’s not a gentleman, and shouldn’t be asked out again for sure.

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