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  1. Timely Tendings: Protect your plants duing a freeze

    Relationships

    Plants can fight cold better if they're healthy

  2. Tell Me About It: The difficulty of a parent's passing

    Relationships

    Q: My stepdad was moved to end-of-life inpatient hospice care last night after seven years of debilitating terminal illness, and I'm going back to my hometown (several hundred miles) tomorrow morning. I had an opportunity to spend time with him just after we found out we were in the final months. He met my …

  3. Tell Me About It: Engaged sisters race to the altar

    Relationships

    Q: My only sister (she's 25, I'm 28) has always been extremely competitive, and I lack this impulse. My sister met a guy online in May, moved in with him in September, and started looking at wedding venues for next year. This guy is the first who has the same headfirst goals. They also can't keep their finances …

  4. Tell Me About It: He doesn't take care of his expensive gifts

    Relationships

    Q: I have recently started a job with an amazing paycheck, and since then have enjoyed spoiling my boyfriend at holidays and birthdays, something I was never able to do before. However, he doesn't take care of material items very well. I bought him a $600 GoPro last Christmas and he has lost/found it more times …

  5. Couples find new ways to include their kids in the wedding

    Relationships

    When Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt in one of the most publicized nuptials of the 21st century, she wore a jaw-dropping silk and satin gown designed by Donatella Versace. Embroidered on her floor-length veil were colorful drawings by the couple's six children. One even read "Buttock Fatock."

    Wedding planner Amanda Morris incorporated the 4-year-old daughter of a Chicago area couple into their wedding in a variety of ways. One was this semi-sweetheart table, in which the little girl sat between her mother and father during the reception. Signs reading “I’m hers,” “I’m theirs” and “I’m his” decorated the chair backs.
  6. Tell Me About It: His wife's temper is affecting everyone

    Relationships

    Q: My wife is an amazing woman. She is beautiful and smart and a great mother. She also has a temper and does not take any slight — intended or not — lightly.

  7. Tell Me About It: Bad communication explains no proposal

    Relationships

    Q: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost four years. When we met, he told me he was separated, and I later learned they still lived together due to financial reasons. The first couple of years were ridiculous: He wasn't completely honest with me, I accused him of lying to me about being separated, etc.

  8. Tell Me About It: Defining etiquette for getting dumped

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    Q: I'm a late bloomer weathering my first breakup, and am genuinely curious to know your take on breakup etiquette, not for the dumper, but for the dumpee.