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Alice, My Fiancé’s Awful Sister Refuses to Leave Our Apartment — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Hi Alice,

So my fiancé and I got our own apartment back in April of this year. His sister and her girlfriend have been «staying» here for nearly six months now, sleeping on my couch all day, getting up at about 3:00 pm and finally leaving until about 11:00 pm. They are rude to me, they had to pay rent ONE time but act like they own the place. (далее…)

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Alice, My Friend Wants to Stay at My House…In My Bed…With his Girlfriend — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Hi Alice,

I have a friend, who was my flatmate, but now lives with his family. His girlfriend lives in a different city and now they want to meet up with each other and stay over at my apartment in my room, asking me to sleep on the couch outside for a night. He’s a good friend of mine, but I do not want him to stay in my apartment and in my bed with his girlfriend. How can I say no in a way that does not make him feel bad? (далее…)

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Alice, Do I Really Need to Replace a Wine Glass Broken While I Was Housesitting? — Ask Alice: Advice For Life at Home

Dear Alice,

This past weekend I was house sitting for some very well-off friends. I got the go ahead from them to have people over for dinner and one of my friends broke one of their wine glasses. He offered to pay for it, but I also know he is about to move, doesn’t have a ton of spare cash and the replacement glasses cost kind of a lot ( and you have to buy a set of two). Do I go ahead and accept his offer? Do I replace the glass myself? Do I tell them and hope that they’ll say, «don’t worry about it, we’re RICH!»? I know he feels terrible, I feel terrible that he feels terrible, but I also know these people don’t need two more fancy wine glasses. Ugh! (далее…)

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Alice, I Found My Dream Apartment But it Makes My Mother Nervous, Should I Take It Anyway? — Ask Alice

Hi Alice,

I’m currently renting in a new city and have found what I’d like to call a dream place. I’ve been for a viewing and have already started visioning the interiors and imagining life in my new home. It’s a lovely flat with lots of light, large windows and an amazing view.
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