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Your questions, answered. Brett Merriman and Sally deFries tackle the problems faced and questions asked by 20 and 30-somethings on a daily basis.

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Your questions, answered. Brett Merriman and Sally deFries tackle the problems faced and questions asked by 20 and 30-somethings on a daily basis.

    How To Know When You're Settling In A Relationship?

    How To Know When You're Settling In A Relationship?

    This week on The Mail-In, Brett Merriman and Sally deFries are back to break down the internet's questions. A lot on tap: 

    - What's the line between settling and accepting that relationships always require work? 

    - What are some tips you have for making long distance work? 

    - I'm pregnant! What is the etiquette for having a non-traditional baby shower?

    - Family planning advice: have a baby now or later?

    - New to Hinge! Wondering how it works when it comes to getting *off* the app?

    - What's the move when trying to hang out with your friend who's in the same city where you're attending a bachelor party?

    - Shower Thoughts 🚿

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    Engagement Timing & Bachelor Party Max Numbers?

    Engagement Timing & Bachelor Party Max Numbers?

    Sally deFries and Brett Merriman are back on The Mail-In this week answering your most burning questions. Things like: 

    - What do Sally and Brett's career paths look like? How'd they get to where they are? 

    - What percentage of questions get answered on air? How are they picked?

    - How do you talk to your boss about being stressed when they have SO much more on their plate than you do? 

    - What's the limit for number of people on a bachelor party?

    - How soon is too soon for an engagement? Is there such thing as waiting too long?

    - Shower Thoughts 🚿

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    Is It Weird To Plan My Own Bachelorette Party?

    Is It Weird To Plan My Own Bachelorette Party?

    The Mail-In is BACK after a little holiday break, with Brett Merriman and Sally deFries answering your burning questions. Here's what we've got this week: 

    - My boyfriend's friends caused a rift in our relationship. Can we still trust each other? 

    - My maid-of-honor has been zero help. Can I plan my own bachelorette party? 

    - I heard a stat that couples who move in together before marriage are more likely to get divorced and now I'm concerned ! 

    - Career move: Sioux Falls and $$$ or Denver and fun? 

    - I've been dating the same guy for 5 years and we can't talk about marriage at all. Is it irrational to be mad at this? 

    - Can Sally still defend Southwest Airlines? How long does a trip have to be to pack a bag? 

    - Shower Thoughts 🚿

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How Many Red Flags Is Too Many Red Flags?

    How Many Red Flags Is Too Many Red Flags?

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Mail-In fam! This week Sally deFries and Brett Merriman are sweating out holiday travel weather and tackling your biggest questions. Here's what we've got: 

    - Should I be picking up my girlfriend's bar tabs even though I'm not drinking? 

    - Do I have to retire the 😉 emoji from dirty texting if my mom has started using it? 

    - Are lying, cheating, and home-wrecking too many red flags to get over? 

    - How do I tell my wife that a guys trip is a GUYS trip only, even if she wants to go? 

    - Putting together the best ski trip for beginners

    - Traveling to Italy for the first time - help! 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    What Makes A Good Christmas Cocktail Hour?

    What Makes A Good Christmas Cocktail Hour?

    This week on The Mail-In, Brett Merriman and Sally deFries are getting into the weeds on mental health, Christmas cocktail hours, and much much more. 

    - How much would you spend on attending the NCAA Championship if your school made it? 

    - Help me set boundaries with my friends and family so we're not the go-to dog/house sitters! 

    - My mental health journey has been a success but I feel guilty about my sibling's not going as well. 

    - Scale of 1-10, how weird is it to send a Christmas card of you and your significant other if you aren't engaged or married?

    - Help me and my girlfriend compromise on choosing a living situation

    - What makes a good Christmas cocktail party?

    - Shower Thoughts 🚿🚿

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    • 52 min
    Do People Really "Suck At Texting"?

    Do People Really "Suck At Texting"?

    Big time episode of The Mail-In featuring Brett Merriman and Sally deFries as they solve your biggest problems and answer your questions. Here's what we've got this week: 

    - How do I continue a "texting thing" over the holidays without seeing them in person? 

    - When do you ask for a dad's blessing before engagement? 

    - Figuring out people who "suck at texting"

    - How do I split apartment supplies with my roommate who is never home? 

    - Planning a girls trip but my friend will have a 3-month old baby. Help. 

    - My best friend is moving away for school and his girlfriend doesn't want him to. How do I support?

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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