Run­away dad on dat­ing site guilty of false ad­ver­tis­ing

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - OPINION -

How­ever, I can see our friends get­ting an­noyed be­cause of his con­stant talk­ing. It also hap­pens when we are around his fam­ily -- and they usu­ally end up treat­ing him badly for it.

Is there any way I can gen­tly talk to him about this so he’s aware that he is ir­ri­tat­ing peo­ple?

I don’t want to hurt him, but I also don’t want him to an­noy peo­ple. I’m also afraid it may af­fect his em­ploy­ment.

His co-work­ers get that same look on their faces when he’s talk­ing that his fam­ily mem­bers do when they are an­noyed with him. -- EN­GAGED TO A BIG TALKER

DEAR EN­GAGED: Your fi­ancé may have dif­fi­culty pick­ing up on so­cial cues, which is why he doesn’t no­tice that oth­ers be­come an­noyed as he drones on and on. You should ab­so­lutely point out to him what you have no­ticed, and tell him you are con­cerned that it may af­fect his em­ploy­ment.

Then sug­gest he dis­cuss his com­pul­sive talk­ing with a li­censed men­tal health pro­fes­sional. This is not to im­ply there is any­thing “wrong” with him, but rather that he may ben­e­fit from pro­fes­sional help in rec­og­niz­ing the so­cial cues he is miss­ing.

A NOTE TO PAR­ENTS OF YOUNG CHIL­DREN: Tonight is the night when wee witches and gob­lins will be out trick-or-treat­ing.

Please su­per­vise them so they’ll be safe. Happy Hal­loween, ev­ery­one! -Love, ABBY

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