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Dave Says Husband Should be a Man

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 11:49 AM
Dave and other commentators say things like "be a man" and "man up" and "real men". Why doesn't anyone say things like "be a woman" and "woman up" and "real women"?
lshort Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:38 PM
Because being a man is something to aspire to and being a woman isn't, apparently. :)

Dear Dave,

My daughter died. She was 32 years old and single, and she had lived with me for the last few years because she was recently disabled. I did not support her financially, and when she died she had no assets and no will. Is it my responsibility to pay the student loans and medical bills she left behind?

Jim

Dear Jim,

I’m so sorry you’re experiencing this kind of grief. Losing a child is a heartbreaking experience, no matter their age.

The short answer is this: If you didn’t sign for it, you’re not liable. If a friend were...