Dear Nathan: Is Drinking Out Of The Milk Carton Unsanitary?

DEAR NATHAN: My husband drinks milk straight from the carton. He says it’s OK because he’s the only one in the house who drinks milk. (True.) I have told him I find it disgusting and that company often drinks milk, having no idea that he drinks straight from the carton. Isn’t this unsanitary — not […]

Dear Nathan: When Is It Appropriate To Lick Food Off Of Your Fingers?

DEAR NATHAN: I received a restaurant gift card from some friends. When I presented it at a restaurant, it was refused as “never having been activated through purchase.” I called my friends to let them know, thinking it was a mistake on the part of the restaurant at the time it was purchased. They said […]

Dear Nathan: What To Do With a Key-Losing Girlfriend

DEAR NATHAN: I’m a secretary who happens to make really good coffee. An employee who works in the building likes my coffee and has made himself comfortable at my desk in the morning before he starts work and afterward, before his second job. I am not comfortable with this. He plants himself at my desk, […]

Dear Nathan: Help! My Daughter Is A Phone-Obsessed Terror!

DEAR NATHAN: Our 13-year-old is addicted to her phone. She stays on it for hours, and it’s affecting the time she goes to bed. She’s now starting to oversleep the alarm in the morning before school. She’s spoiled, and I’m afraid that removing or limiting phone privileges will lead to major problems with her protesting […]

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DEAR NATHAN: My son and his wife, “Carole,” have been married for two years. I was recently introduced to her father, “Ted,” who has been alone for 13 years. Carole told me later in no uncertain terms that I cannot have a romantic relationship with her father. Then she repeated the same thing to him. […]

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DEAR NATHAN: I am an educated, open-minded, well-spoken, well-mannered single man. I enjoy life and smile just about every waking moment. My problem is that people — especially women — think I’m gay. I assure you, I’m not! One woman recently lambasted me, saying her “gaydar” is never wrong, so I should just admit it […]