I send gifts to my son and daughter-in-law, but get no thank you cards in return. To me, this is very rude, and saddening. What do I say? -- Sad Susan
Caring for a sick child? Dr. Laurie explains how to navigate the complicated terrain.
A high school senior's big day arrives.
A bud of mine and I became good friends in college because he helped me through a really sad time. Now, however, he blows me off frequently at the last minute, always disrespects my wishes when it comes to hanging out, and seems to have more fun with new friends he's made ... who happen to socialize on a slightly higher level than his old friends ever could. What do I do? -- Pat in Purchase
I fully expect that when we graduate high school, many of us friends will grow apart -- and that's OK. I have this friend, though, that bugged me, bugged me, bugged me to keep in touch and not let things change. I've tried several times, but haven't heard a peep ... except when she contacts me every few months complaining about how we're growing apart. How do I stop this? -- Lucy in Logansport
My friend keeps promising me that he'll take care of this errand for me (in fact, the only reason I didn't take care of it two weeks ago was because he insisted he'd do it). Now I'm coming up against a deadline and don't know what to do. -- Austin in Austin