At last! An advice column that’s 100 percent East Tennessee, so you can guess who wrote in (we’ll tactfully change a few details). And it’s twice the advice for the price of one. Each letter gets a response from “Jacki,” a 20-something shoe-loving Jersey gal with a University of Tennessee English degree, and “Jill,” who is a good 20 years older (oh, we hate that term “middle aged”) and has been dishing out advice to soccer and swim teams, hapless co-workers, and fellow writers and moms for decades. One more twist: On occasion, we ask the letter writer to respond to the advice, and include the Take Three as well. Need confidential advice from Take Two? E-mail us at TakeTwo33@gmail.com.
Creepy Dude: How To Nip Those Unwanted Come-Ons From a Guy Friend
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments
"How can I tell a sort-of-uncomfortable, borderline creepy guy friend to back down?"
11th Wheel: Is it Worth Hanging Out WIth Couples After Your Break-Up Leaves You Solo?
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:11 a.m. 0 comments
Spending time in Couple Land is uncomfortable for you and it’s not useful for your coupled friends to have you there.
Legal Quagmire: Should You Save Friendship to Keep a Professional Relationship Intact Later?
Published 3/13/2013 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments
Jill: Do you see being friends—personal or professional—in the long run?
Romance Interrupted: When to Ignore Your Friends’ Advice
Published 2/13/2013 at 11:40 a.m. 0 comments
"I thought I broke up with my girlfriend because my friends disapproved of her and because I didn’t love her anymore, but now that we’re broken up, I feel like I do love her and I’m worried the only reason ...
Third Party: How to handle a friend who trashes another friend
Published 1/9/2013 at 12:38 p.m. 0 comments
I have a friend that has a habit of saying negative things about another friend of mine. She knows that I am friends with this guy she talks about. Whenever she does it, I just stop participating in the conversation, ...
Being a Fourth Party: Dealing With Too Much Information at the Meetup
Published 12/5/2012 at 9:48 a.m. 0 comments
"So I found this Meetup group that does fun activities at local places, some of them bars. Around the same time I started showing up, one of the guys in the group started using it as a place to I ...
Too Nice: Dodging Co-Workers That Take Advantage of Your Good Nature
Published 10/31/2012 at 11:30 a.m. 0 comments
Dear Take Two: I consider myself a nice person, but it feels like people at work take advantage of me. How can I stop being so nice?
Friend/Unfriend: Negotiating the Admin Panel of Online Friendships
Published 10/3/2012 at 11:51 a.m. 0 comments
Dear Take Two: I got mad and unfriended a woman from my group on Facebook. Now I’m missing a lot of the gossip since I can’t see her comments, and I realize I overreacted in the first place.
Bad Jokes: Reversing a Poorly Thought-Out Jest
Published 9/5/2012 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments
A flighty co-worker, and a bad joke.
Shortchanger: Multi-Generational Advice for a Tipping Dilemma
Published 8/8/2012 at 4:36 p.m. 0 comments
At last! An advice column that’s 100 percent East Tennessee, so you can guess who wrote in (we’ll tactfully change a few details). And it’s twice the advice for the price of one. Each letter gets a response from “Jacki,” ...
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