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Monday, October 3, 2005
   
Hi Mrs. Bubby lady,

I have a problem. My sister just got a boyfriend and he can only talk on the phone ten minutes a day, usually when I have just began a really important conversation with my cousin.

I don't know what to do. He can only talk 10 minutes, so sometimes I get off, and sometimes my mom takes the phone and hangs up on my cousin. I think that's rude, but what can I do?

Sometimes we are just signing off when my sister starts to complain. She is a real pain now. Plus, I always get stuck taking care of her dog that only she can brush and only she can do this and that with. And I can't even show any pictures of the dog to my friends.

So I think she and my mom are being totally unfair and need to take a chill-pill. Any advice?

Thanks,
Annoyed



Dear Annoyed,

If the rule in your house is that you can only have a 10 minute conversation, you must abide with this. If you want to change the rule, you should have a heart-to-heart talk with your parents. You should not tie up the phone too long. There may be an important message that can't get through.

As far as the dog is concerned, if the dog is your sisters, and not yours, she is the one who has first rights to the dog. Did you ever do something to the dog that makes her not want you to play with the dog?

You don't tell me how old you are but I think your problems are those of a young girl and I am sure your mother and sister could get all these problems straightened out. Have a talk with both of them at the same time and clear the air.

Good luck,
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