Greetings From The City Of Second Chances, Third Homes, And Fourth Wives

Greetings from the City of Second Chances, Third Homes, and Fourth Wives

Dear Readers:

I am coming to you now (well, last night) from the bar at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel – a property that brings new meaning to the terms, “overrated,” “pompous,” and of course, “envy-inducing.”

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My Neighbor Thinks She's Better than Me

Dear Robin:

My neighborhood is pretty close-knit so when a new family moved in up the street last year I made an effort to get to know them as I do with all new neighbors.

They moved here from Pennsylvania so they don’t know anyone. So, I spent a lot of time especially with the wife Wendy introducing her to people, having dinners, going shopping, etc. After a “final straw” I don’t know what to do.

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Confrontation v. Conversation

Dear Robin:

I have worked with “Blaire” for nearly six months since she arrived at my company where I’ve worked since 2005.  In that short time she has done several sneaky things to undermine me with my boss and co-workers.

Her efforts tend to be clumsy and fail but she has yet to be fired and I’m worried one of these days she may succeed in making me look bad.  Clearly she is angling for my job but she’s much younger and does not have the requisite experience.

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Toxic Friends, Life Jackets, and Champagne

Dear Readers:

I have received countless letters on unequal and toxic relationships whether romantic partners, business associates, friends, or family.  

I wrote this for another publication but it was rejected for “sounding young,” amongst other issues.  What do you think?  Is it only the young (or the old and immature) who experience toxic relationships?  Please comment and share!

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