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Highlanders Anonymous: Bad body odor, being in the closet and annoying roommates

I need advice on how to tell my roommate that he smells. How do I let this sensitive guy know he has some BO?

Body odor is a subject that needs to be approached very carefully. If you go about it in the wrong way, you could seriously alienate him and it likely won’t change anything. The fact that he’s a college-age guy makes it a little worse, since the average guy tends to develop a sense of hygiene at a much slower rate than women of the same age. Continue reading Highlanders Anonymous: Bad body odor, being in the closet and annoying roommates

Highlanders Anonymous: Nutella, cheaters and confusing playboys

I just found out my girlfriend of two years eats Nutella out of the jar. I’m seriously grossed out now, and it’s affecting our relationship! She’s otherwise a wonderful, loving person. What do I do to get past this?

That doesn’t sound too bad.

Does she have any other messy habits you wish she’d lose? If so, that’s something to be concerned about and you should talk about it. You’d be surprised at how irritating it can be when your partner is leaving dishes around. If this is the only thing she’s doing, then maybe you need to back up a bit and ask yourself if you’re being a control freak.

Continue reading Highlanders Anonymous: Nutella, cheaters and confusing playboys