This week, Charlie is highlighting new advice columns she’ll be following and/or covering in the coming weeks that you may want to check out. This will be a regular feature (at least once a month!). If you have any feedback or suggestions for advice columns you think she should cover, drop her an email at charlie[at]nobodyaskedpodcast.com.
Imagine being 85 years old and having not spoken to any of your siblings in over 30 years due to a family rift. The only thing that would make this scenario even more unsettling and bitter would be having to contemplate whether or not you should attend your siblings’ funerals. This is the problem Charlie is addressing this week, sent to Dear Abby by a man who is having second thoughts about how he should handle his lifelong feud with his siblings and whether death will bring him and his family peace, or more hell. 🙅
Shameless social media self-promotion could get you punched in the face if you’re sending your book proposal to the this journalist who writes book reviews, discovers new talent, and is apparently fed up with authors aggressively promoting themselves to him. He’s so fed up, that he wants to punch them in the face. Charlie tackles this problem, submitted to The Agony Editor, Brian Francis at Quill and Quire, and offers alternatives to violence (even though she totally gets why Mr. Journalist feels this way). Can’t we all get just get along? 😒
Imagine finding out that your daughter-in-law, whom you have been helping financially along with your son (her husband) has been saying horrible things about your family on an online forum? Would you confront her? Would you tell your son? Would or SHOULD you forgive her? Is the mother-in-law meddlesome and out of line? This week’s problem, submitted to Dear Prudence, appears to be quite a tangled web, but Charlie thinks the problem is pretty simple to fix.