Dear Gabby, My husband is not a social animal. He is a great guy, but he thinks getting together with other couples is a waste of his precious time. I […]
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Dear Gabby appears in the RoundTable every Monday. No question is too serious, too silly or too snarly for Gabby, who combines wisdom with wit and a pinch of snark. Her aim is to make you think while she makes you laugh. Write to Gabby at email@example.com with “Dear Gabby” in the subject line.
My husband tells inappropriate jokes
Dear Gabby, My husband likes to tell inappropriate jokes. This is fine in adult company, but I recently found out that he is telling the same jokes to his young […]
Divvy driving me dizzy
Dear Gabby, I love fitness, and I love the environment. I love the concept of Divvy bikes and similar rentable bicycles. Less driving, less pollution, a bit of exercise…win, win […]
When should I call the doctor?
Dear Gabby, I just heard that Dr. Fauci will be stepping down soon. I am heartbroken! I named my dog Fauci, one of many little canine Faucis running around, as […]
When is it OK not to text back?
Dear Gabby, When you talk to people frequently, is it OK not to respond to every single text they send? When is it unintentional ghosting? So Forgetful Dear Forgetful, Call […]
I love posting about my kids. Is that so bad?
Dear Gabby, I am proud of my kids’ accomplishments and like to post about them on social media. I have recently gotten flack about that from someone close to me […]
Clueless, insensitive, narcissistic conversational bloodsucking
Dear Gabby, I realize we live in a very wealthy part of the country, where many people have fancy cars, second homes, country club memberships, etc… However, why do some […]
Don’t let COVID kill my mother. I’ll do that.
Dear Gabby, I’ve been going to a lot of weddings this summer. At the last two, both held outdoors, the bride and groom both tested positive within three days of […]
Would you pluck your chin hairs in front of him?
Dear Gabby, The other day I saw a man walking his dog, and he did not clean up after his pooch. I’d like to give him the benefit of the […]
In-laws or teenagers?
Dear Gabby, My in-laws come to stay with us once or twice a year, and I am happy to have them – mostly. I enjoy their company, but the problem […]