Dear John: My Boyfriend Overshares Our Intimate Details

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  1. Tom Brechlin says:

    Cell phone use at the table??? Cells phones are to be put away when people visit our home and that includes adults. Pretty sad that kids are not engaged these days. Then some of the responsibility falls on the parents that aren’t engaging these kids too. Does the host couple know anything about this kid? Does he like, much less participate in sports, any particular TV shows or activities? It’s also the responsibility of the host to see that ALL guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves.

    The last thing that 8-13 year olds want to do is sit and listen to the grown-ups talk about grown up things that relate only to themselves.

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