Q. How do you handle the friend's husband who greets you with a big, wet kiss on the lips? It doesn't seem to bother my friend, but it sure bothers me.

Honestly, I don't understand why anyone tolerates this. That's not being friendly; it's a cheap assault, thinly disguised. Tell him in private that the next time he tries it, you're going to embarrass him, and tell your friend, too. — Jack Marshall, president of ProEthics

A. Breeze right past his pucker with determination and give him a hug. If all else fails, then every time you see him, pull the "Oh—you don't want to get too close; I'm sick." That's not a lie. You are sick of his wet ones. — Faith Salie, host of the public radio show Fair Game from PRI with Faith Salie

A. Start wearing bright red lipstick. — Anita L. Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania


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