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Awesome Etiquette: How To Handle Criticism About Weight Gain

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This week, we talk about weight gain and the etiquette of dealing with fat shamers, as well as whether or not to say goodbye to a host at a large gathering.

This week, we talk about weight gain and the etiquette of dealing with fat shamers, and we answer this question from a listener:

"I will be going to a family reunion in two weeks in my home town. I haven't been there in several years and unfortunately, I have gained 50 pounds since my last visit. People in my home town are not shy at all about mentioning weight gain. I am already anxious and ashamed of my new look, so if anyone mentions it, and I bet money they will, it will make me feel so much worse. Do you have any tips about how to handle fat shamers?"

Also, we answer this listener question about the etiquette of saying goodbye to a hostess:

"To say goodbye to a hostess or not when leaving a party? Do you think it's necessary at a large gathering? Of course it is at a small dinner party or luncheon. Please advise."

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