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As someone who's done both, the Truly Rich Lady shares what it's like when there is an obvious age gap between people who are dating.
Dear Truly Rich Lady:  I've found myself in a relationship with a man younger than I am.Let’s say I am in my late 30s (okay—I am 40) and he is in his early 30s (he’s 27!), and we are so much in ...
 
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"When all of a sudden you come into great money, don’t be stupid."
Who was it that said you can never be too rich, too thin, or too beautiful?This wise person was probably a Truly Rich, Thin, and Beautiful Lady, who believes the idea of never being afraid to ask the universe for more and ...
 
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No backpacks, please.
An art gallery is a special space, where visitors should tread as lightly and as carefully as they would in a musem.After all, you don't want to be that person who damages the art or disrupts other people's viewing time. And you ...
 
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Sound smarter and more credible by decluttering your sentences.
1. IrregardlessAs we’ve written before, “irregardless” is often incorrect—it’s “regardless.” The word has been in use since the early 1900s. It wasn’t initially in the dictionary but after its widespread misuse, it was added. While it might now be considered a word, ...
 
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There are a few special cases that confuse even the most thorough of grammar geeks.
1. Singular indefinite pronouns take singular verbs, and plural indefinite pronouns take plural verbs.When singular indefinite pronouns such as anyone, everyone, each, neither, none, or everything are used as subjects in a sentence, they also demand singular verbs and follow the same grammar ...
 
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Avoid becoming the guest of horror.
E-mail the Truly Rich Lady: [email protected], lovers! I am writing to you from an undisclosed but painfully chilly location: a medieval castle dressed up for a wedding in the style of Game of Thrones. Because a pair of "direwolves" has taken interest ...
 
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 “You look great for your age” is not a compliment.
I finally had that inevitable run-in with my Legendary Ex and, because we live in a polite world, I found myself shaking hands with My Replacement. I thought she was inoffensive enough (a leggy thing with youthful hair and a bright smile) ...
 
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What our resident Truly Rich Lady believes is missing in romance in the digital age.
How I love a grand gesture! Long ago, Persistent Suitor won me over by surprising me with a private jewelry shopping session where he wooed me with the words “pick out whatever you want.” When I asked why, he said: “Just because ...
 
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Our resident Truly Rich Lady lists the rules every heartbreaker needs to follow.
Do you want to ask our resident TRL a question? E-mail C.C. Coo at [email protected]  Dear Truly Rich Lady:How do you break up with someone face to face without him losing face? I don’t want to stay in a relationship just because I know ...
 
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It's called a clutch for a reason.
Trying to enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres while also holding a glass of red wine and a clutch is all but impossible, but don't even think about tucking your handbag under your arm to free up one of your hands.Etiquette expert Myka Meier ...
 
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Wherever you are in the world and whichever hotel you’re staying at, there’s one thing you have in common with your fellow guests: You’re a hotel-goodies hoarder.
Hands up, who’s ever taken miniature toiletries from a hotel? Most of you, I’d guess. I have, too. I’m not talking about that standard bar of soap or two-in-one hair wash that poses as shampoo and conditioner, and sometimes, can triple as ...
 
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A Partner In Crime is necessary when planning and throwing a party, says the Truly Rich Lady.
The Party MomThis is not your actual mom, but someone who has similar superhuman management abilities. The Party Mom will help you troubleshoot anything, from the wilting peony arrangements to a crying and possibly drunk guest. She will not (like your mom) ...
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