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Robin Abrahams

Robin Abrahams, a Cambridge-based writer with a PhD in psychology, writes the weekly “Miss Conduct” column for The Boston Globe Magazine. Read more of Miss Conduct’s wit and wisdom at bostonglobe.com/magazine or submit questions at bostonglobe.com/missconduct.

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Miss Conduct

Advice: I’m 64. Is it fair to ask for a seat on the T?

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I expect younger folks to gladly stand up on the T when someone older comes along.

Miss Conduct

Is there a right way for a man to help out women being talked over at the office?

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In meetings, I’m really noticing how some men shut down women. I’d like to help put a stop to the problem.

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Advice: How do we politely tell our nosy neighbors to buzz off?

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The people next door wander over and interrupt our yard work — and even ask the contractor what we’re up to.

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Advice: How do I ask annoying houseguests to move to a hotel?

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Plus, my masseuse’s beliefs make me uncomfortable. Is that good enough reason to bail on her?