Don't Tolerate Bullying

Carolyn Magner | July 01, 2012



Dear Kay,

Consider the possibility that she’s just enthusiastic about her life and unaware that it bothers you when she posts about her fabulous life. Another possibility is that she feels compelled to present an image that may or not may not be accurate

Instead of “de-friending,” just ignore the status updates and get on with your busy life. You can’t control what she does but you can control how you react to it. Work on the art of not being impressed. I’ve always believed that if you have to talk about what you have, you are covering for what you have not.

I’m just say’n.




Mom needs teen assistance

Dear Carolyn,

My teenagers are driving me crazy. They don’t listen to a word I say. What happened? They were so sweet when they were little!

Is there anything I can do to get through these years? My husband is always on the road so he’s no help.




The only thing to be done about teenagers is to endure the torture and hopefully come out alive on the other side. I hate them myself, but they do eventually grow out of it. And now, against all odds, I am actually considered smart and funny again. Who knew?

Don’t let the traveling trucker dad escape the fun. He should suffer with you. Set up calls so he can weigh in on the latest transgression.

I’m just say’n.



Do you or your friends fall into one of these Facebook categories?

The Documentarian: They update their status with every move (65 percent)

The Drama Queen: Everything’s a crisis with this friend (61 percent)

The Proud Mama: They think Junior’s every move is newsworthy (57 percent)

The Incessant Liker: They “like” every post (46 percent)

The Slactivist: Don’t they know Facebook can’t cure cancer? (40 percent)

The Poser: They project an image of life so perfect, and it’s not true (40 percent)

 (Source: Eversave survey of 400 women about their Facebook opinions)

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