Friendships

Sincerely, BFF

I’m in high school and my best friend thinks “I’ve changed” because I’ve started to wear a little makeup. I don’t think it’s had any effect on my personality and my parents don’t mind. I think she’s being unfair because she started wearing tighter clothes and caring more about her looks too! She’s been my best friend forever and I don’t want to lose her but…

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Family

Daughter-in-law in distress

Dear Auntieji, my mother-in-law doesn’t like me. She’s always trying to put me down in front of her daughters. “Why is this roti not gol [round]?”, “Why didn’t you pack my son’s lunch?” She picks on me all day. I work as a nurse and my job is quite demanding. She does not acknowledge that and I think hates me for some reason. What should I do?…

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Family

I want to be Baba Ji

Dear Auntieji, I want grandchildren but my son doesn’t want kids. He wants to travel instead of taking care of a family. He’ll want a family at some point and I’m worried it’ll be too late then. My daughter-in-law is open to having kids but my son refuses. How can I show him how important having a family is? – I…

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Family

Disappointed Dad

Dear Auntieji, my son is not who he used to be. He used to be the ideal son – caring, loving, and respectful of his parents. Since my wife and I moved to Surrey to live with him, his attitude has changed. All the love and respect has vanished. I want to go back to India but what will I…

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