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Happy Sunday, readers! As promised, here are the three words that can save almost any relationship: “Maybe you’re right.” Try it the next time you’re cornered at a barbecue by someone whose politics get under your skin, or when your spouse revives an old argument. Keep your tone mild, and use the brief cease fire to move on to something new. OK, let’s roll on with some questions.

Dear Queen,

I’m setting out on a cross country drive with two littles. All the way to Kentucky. Across the street from where we will stay is a large abortion clinic, I think maybe the last in the state. Kentucky has passed an anti-abortion law recently. Should I protest on my trip or keep politics at bay? I feel I need to fight for our rights regardless but … .

Thank you, Mama Bear

Dear Mama Bear,

Fight for the country you want your littles to live in. Don’t get arrested.

Dear Queen>>I’m feeling very boring because I have no hobbies that can include other people. I like embroidery, art and re-watching old movies. Then I get upset when I get stuck doing other people’s hobbies.

Signed, Introvert and Happy

Dear Introvert,

There’s nothing wrong with being boring! If you want to be around other people, however, you’re going to have to accommodate their pleasures as well. Try their hobbies once to be polite, and if you don’t enjoy them, don’t try them again.

Dear Queen,

How do I get my dog to like me more than she likes my boyfriend?

Signed, Jilted

Dear Jilted,

Dogs are pack animals who suck up the most to the pack leader. Is your boyfriend the pack leader? Then she’s going to like him the most. Bacon may temporarily sway her allegiance.

Dear Queen,

How can I find that job in which my peacock feathers will not be forced into a penguin suit and where my true colors will show and stand out and be admired?

Love, Rare Bird

Dear Bird,

You’re going to have to put yourself out there as a freelance peacock and accept that your pay might be hen scratch for a while.

Dear Queen,

How do I escape the ennui and existential dread that creeps in when I have a nice boyfriend?

Signed, Itchy

Dear Itchy,

Start with therapy.

Dear Queen,

How do I get my neighbor’s cat to stop rushing into my house every time I open my front door so that it can eat my cat’s food?

Signed, Not Your Cat’s Mom

Dear NYCM,

Use a spray bottle.

Dear Queen,

I want to become one of “those people” … you know … the kind that have matching socks in their drawer, the kind that never have to go scrambling for a pair of socks in the morning. My question is … do I throw out all my socks and buy new ones to start fresh in hopes that I will become one of “those people?” Or is there no hope for me and I should just keep my socks and try to match them as best I can? PS … I think you can divide the world in to two types of people … those who match socks and those who pick through their drawer hoping to find a match every morning! I seriously do not have the time nor patience to be one of the latter kind any longer!

Signed, Sock Wrangler

Dear Wrangler,

New socks do not a new person make, unless those socks are all the same size and color, thus allowing you to match them with ease.

That’s all for this week! In my next column I’ll relay my mom’s best advice for when you’re confronted with an ugly baby. Please send me your questions at lstansberry@times-standard.com.

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