How do you get your project manager at work to use your preferred nickname and not your full name, especially since he uses his nickname all the time, even when he signs emails? You’d think if anyone would get it, he would.
You've told family and friends that you're really not into gift-giving so that no one feels obligated to get you anything, but they send gifts anyway. Is there anything else you can do to convince them not to do this? And if they still buy you presents, do you have to reciprocate?
Ask Miriam Steinberg-Egeth, a local mom and involved member of Philadelphia's Jewish community. Wondering what's an appropriate gift for a Bar Mitzvah? How to deal with an annoying friend/parent/relative? How to find your soulmate? From dating to parenting, Miriam welcomes any and all questions. Email yours to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Advice Well question" in the subject line. More from this author