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For some people, the better route for finding like-minded parents is just to get out of your house with your baby and frequent baby-friendly places. — Carolyn Hax

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If you're not sure what you want, then hold back from making plans or responding to invitations until you have a chance to think about it. — Carolyn Hax

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It's hard to send your baby off on a plane without you, though that's less reasonable, because sending him off in a car is statistically a bigger risk. — Carolyn Hax

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If you take the time to listen to an upset child's story with empathy, and guide the child toward figuring out the root of the problem, then the result is often that the child not only calms down, but also in the future is less likely to get so upset. — Carolyn Hax

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Your job is to be you, which includes being the chief beneficiary of all things you do right, the chief victim of all you do wrong, and the one person on Earth who has to live with every choice you make. As gatekeeper to your life, you're it. — Carolyn Hax

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One helpful thing to keep in mind as a retort-stopper is that you won't "win," you won't change anyone's mind, you won't change any votes, you won't make the atmosphere in the room any better, YOU won't feel any better. — Carolyn Hax

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People who make babies surrender their right to behave like them. — Carolyn Hax

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Some people can work amid chaos or conversations, and some can't - and while there's no doubt an element of brain wiring to it, there's also the possibility of acquiring skills that improve your focus. — Carolyn Hax

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You don't want to be with someone who is already not getting from you what he needs emotionally. — Carolyn Hax

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Once given, a gift is yours to use, store or dispose of as you see fit. — Carolyn Hax

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Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting. — Carolyn Hax

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The sudden death of a partner while expecting a child is so universally understood as awful that I don't think anyone with any other weight to carry is going to get to same kind of sympathy - except perhaps people who lose a child. — Carolyn Hax

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Unfortunately, I think the expectation is that birthday girls don't pay. — Carolyn Hax

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You can't make someone agree with you, not even when you're 100 percent sure you're right. — Carolyn Hax

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I have no quarrel with people who lack the skill or temperament to care for small children. — Carolyn Hax

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Instead of talking at each other about the non-business-related contact, talk to each other about your concerns about marriage. Listen a lot, too. — Carolyn Hax

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There has been, for some reason (or more likely an unfortunate accumulation of reasons) a trend over the past several decades for parents to do the work of parenting in the isolation of their own homes - and not only that, this trend has overlapped with the other trend of much deeper parent involvement in raising kids. That you also represent trend No. 3, more people raising kids solo, has only exacerbated a close-to-no-win situation. — Carolyn Hax

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I think we'd all hate to be the one who gets declared undateable by one's entire grad-school population based on a couple of told and retold stories. — Carolyn Hax

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First group impressions can mask a lot of individual variations in the members. — Carolyn Hax

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The most reliable ways to make oneself miserable are attempting to change people and not attempting to change circumstances. — Carolyn Hax

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Minimizing exposure to miserable people is nothing short of a life strategy. — Carolyn Hax

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When people get more frustrated by their indecision than by the situation that prompted it, clarity often follows. — Carolyn Hax

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You don't want someone who can't tell the difference between having a different opinion and dismissing your opinion. — Carolyn Hax

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There's nothing wrong with being happy somewhere, even if it's the little pond you grew up in, as long as you are in fact comfortable vs. bored. — Carolyn Hax

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There is a difference between your parents' not reporting to you everything they do and keeping secrets from you. — Carolyn Hax

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Don't freight your answers with any notions of what you're "supposed" to do, and just see where your feelings point you. It can feel weird to be so formal about it, but if you're not used to doing it, then there's no shame in retraining yourself. — Carolyn Hax

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When you fail to see something, that doesn't mean I'm hiding it. — Carolyn Hax

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I do crosswords when I have time to kill somewhere, and am 100 percent successful on filling in the spots I get stuck on - after I close up, do something else, and then go back to it. — Carolyn Hax

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It's probably good for your body and brain to get moving occasionally. — Carolyn Hax

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For me, the greatest source of frustration was trying to work with a willful child when there was something else I wanted - say, to get the child to go to bed so I could have my own time. Just the promise of the time, and feeling that promise slip away, was enough to introduce a whole other element of stress into the encounter. — Carolyn Hax

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I think a person who arranges the event and orders the food also picks up the check - even the birthday person, even when people at the table insist on paying for the birthday person. — Carolyn Hax

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When you are stuck in a group of people who merely trade turns at talking about themselves instead of actually conversing, it could be a matter of their not really knowing how to converse as opposed to being too small-minded or excessively Facebooked. — Carolyn Hax

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Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con. — Carolyn Hax

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Bodies and minds need breaks or the work suffers, this has been proven and reproven to the point where we don't even need to post links to support it. — Carolyn Hax

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If the guests want to wrest the check away from the host, because the host is also the guest of honor, then the guest who volunteers has to cover the whole thing. A guest can't volunteer -all- of the guests to pay for the host/honoree. — Carolyn Hax

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Attractions are things we all should be good at saying no to, because our Department of Attraction is arguably the least reliable and productive office in our entire brain. — Carolyn Hax

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Your parents' views are, by current standards, out there. Getting in their faces about it would be needlessly disrespectful, but there's no reason for you to tiptoe through their delusional little terrarium as if you can't bend even one blade of grass. — Carolyn Hax

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You can't make people like you under the best of circumstances, and you certainly can't make them like you while you're actively badgering them on what you perceive to be their failures of conscience. — Carolyn Hax

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There's nothing like a good family when you're really up a tree. — Carolyn Hax

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Apparently you have ample proof from experience that you're not going to stop world evil by debating your in-laws into submission, so it's okay to choose not to try. — Carolyn Hax

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I believe in innocence until there's proof of guilt and all that. — Carolyn Hax