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The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

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The Vine: May 22, 2000
May 22, 2000 – 12:20 PM | No Comment

Here is a little problem for you. My mother didn't have much to do with raising me after the sixth grade, due to her wanting to having a second childhood and moving out on my …

The Vine: May 19, 2000
May 19, 2000 – 12:21 PM | No Comment

Hello Sarah,
A couple of days ago, I received a very unexpected call from an ex-boyfriend. I haven't spoken to him in a year, and haven't seen him for nearly two. However, we had a very …

The Vine: May 18, 2000
May 18, 2000 – 12:22 PM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,
I want to SKULL-FUCK my best friend's fiancée.
Okay, maybe that's a wee bit extreme. I don't really want to cause her any harm in the literal sense, but I do want her to cease …

The Vine: May 17, 2000
May 17, 2000 – 12:23 PM | No Comment

Sarah,
Here is my problem, I have been friends with my best friend for about fifteen years and we have been through a lot together. Lately, it seems we have nothing in common anymore. She is …

The Vine: May 16, 2000
May 16, 2000 – 12:25 PM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,
I guess it's pretty straightforward. I ended a six-year relationship about two to three months ago. I have been over the relationship for at least a year, so I'm not having any residue sitting …

The Vine: May 15, 2000
May 15, 2000 – 12:26 PM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,
I've recently been directed to your site . . .
Your articles on the behavior of men and women were both insightful and clever, but here's the problem: 1) guys who act like the perfect …

The Vine: May 12, 2000
May 12, 2000 – 12:29 PM | No Comment

Dear Sarah,
I've got a problem. Obviously, or I wouldn't be writing to a complete stranger, right? Anyway, about a month and a half ago, I met this guy. We got really close really quickly and …

The Vine: May 11, 2000
May 11, 2000 – 12:27 PM | No Comment

This is the story of a child who was put up for adoption 49 years ago (that would be me) and another child who was put up for adoption 25 years ago (my daughter).
The knowledge …

The Vine: May 10, 2000
May 10, 2000 – 12:30 PM | No Comment

Dear All-Knowing Omnipotent Sarah (hee hee!),
Okay, here's my problem. I am a junior in high school and I have been in love with one of my good guy friends for about a year. I didn't …

The Vine: May 9, 2000
May 9, 2000 – 9:54 AM | No Comment

Hi Sars,I have a huge dilemma, so I hope you have some advice. I have a great job with huge growth potential. I enjoy my work and I make great income to support my daughter …