Life Advice



Company Executive Yells At Intern During Meeting

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DEAR HARRIETTE: I am doing an internship at an energy company, and I am working on a solo project. I have been taking my time because this is my first internship, and I want to make a good impression. This week, I was sitting in a meeting with a lot of senior executives, and my boss's boss started screaming at me because I was taking too long on...Read more

Mom Wants To Make Sure Only Child Isn't Spoiled

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DEAR HARRIETTE: As a parent, I want to provide my child with everything she desires because she is my only one. However, I am concerned about the potential consequences of spoiling her. I understand the importance of instilling values of gratitude, hard work and appreciation for the things she receives, rather than fostering entitlement or a ...Read more

Parent Concerned By School's Religious Teachings

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DEAR HARRIETTE: My son's teacher is teaching doctrinal errors related to my religion, despite the school's claim of being nonsectarian. This discrepancy has raised concerns for me as a parent, as I value the importance of accurate and respectful education, particularly when it comes to matters of faith and belief. I am torn between wanting to ...Read more

Bride-To-Be Has Hesitations As Wedding Draws Near

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DEAR HARRIETTE: As my wedding day approaches, I find myself filled with doubt and uncertainty about marrying my long-time boyfriend. Despite our history together, I am overwhelmed by a sense of hesitation and questioning whether proceeding with the marriage is the right decision. These feelings of doubt have intensified as the big day draws near...Read more

Empty-Nester Looking For New Ways To Fill Time

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DEAR HARRIETTE: I am in my late 50s, and all my children are in college or have recently graduated. My life used to be a balancing act of taking care of my children and working. Now that my three children are all gone, I have a lot of free time. I'm at a loss because my entire identity seems to be consumed by the role of a mother, and I have no ...Read more



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