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The Vine: November 12, 2010
November 12, 2010 – 3:10 PM | 37 Comments
The Vine: November 12, 2010

Dear Sars,
On a scale from 1 to 10, how tacky is re-gifting one's wedding gift as another wedding gift?
The gift to be re-gifted is a Lalique crystal lovebird piece. It was given to me by …

The Vine: September 8, 2010
September 8, 2010 – 10:19 PM | 29 Comments
The Vine: September 8, 2010

Hi Sars,
You've said that we all want to have our exes admit it was all their fault and apologize — I just got that letter and I am not sure what to do about …

The Vine: August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010 – 10:26 AM | 61 Comments
The Vine: August 25, 2010

Dear Sars,
I am writing because I find myself increasingly…angry. I live in London and have done so for almost ten years. Because of my family situation, I won't be leaving the city any time soon.
I …

The Vine: August 11, 2010
August 11, 2010 – 10:25 AM | 56 Comments
The Vine: August 11, 2010

Hey Sars.
So here's the deal. My husband and I have four kids, one on the way, and two aging beagles. Everything was great — until all of a sudden it wasn't. Our fourth child was …

The Vine: July 14, 2010
July 14, 2010 – 11:12 AM | 36 Comments
The Vine: July 14, 2010

Dear Sars,
I've been searching the web for help on this problem and I couldn't find anything on this topic: Pressure to defriend someone on a social networking website.
A year ago I dated "Albert," who …

The Vine: June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010 – 9:50 AM | 37 Comments
The Vine: June 30, 2010

Dear Sars,
I have a question for you (and the readers) about therapy. And essentially it's this: how do you know if you just dislike your therapist because you're dealing with stuff you'd rather not, versus …

The Vine: June 9, 2010
June 9, 2010 – 12:55 PM | 41 Comments
The Vine: June 9, 2010

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The Vine: May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010 – 11:24 AM | 83 Comments
The Vine: May 26, 2010

Dear Sars,
I was out for dinner with my SO and wanted to fill him in on the finale of a reality TV show. I'd started to do that when the woman at the next table …

The Vine: April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 – 1:58 PM | 99 Comments
The Vine: April 21, 2010

Hi Sars!
So, here's the thing about TheKnot.com…they're kinda hoity-toity over there. I mean, I've personally only been to one wedding (out of probably 50) in my life that had a sit-down dinner at the reception. …

The Vine: March 10, 2010
March 10, 2010 – 11:01 AM | 63 Comments

Dear Sars,
I really admire your writing and your advice, so I wanted to ask you some etiquette questions that have been on my mind lately. Specifically, I had some questions about wedding engagement etiquette, and …