Offended wife

Dear Queenie,

  My husband has a friend who is constantly arguing with me about little things or making scornful remarks about something I do or say.

  I don’t want to be as rude to him as he is to me, so I just keep quiet and try to avoid him.

  Queenie, can you think of any way I can answer him or shut him up without being rude?—Offended wife


Dear Offended,

  Try telling him, “Maybe you are  right. I will have to think about it.” Then walk away and go about your business, doing whatever you think is best.