Ask the Countess

The Countess discusses inappropriate cell phone use and PDA!

Apr 20, 2009

Hello Countess,
First, I LOVE the show! You all are fabulous! It's a great distraction from my medical school studies. My problem regards my friends with who I study. They recently started dating and cannot keep their hands off one another as we have a weekly study session at the local coffee shop. I am really getting annoyed by it and am unsure as to how to approach the matter to them. I really enjoy them as my friends and they make good study partners, but PDAing in a Starbucks to me is inappropriate.
Any help would be appreciated!

Hi Jen,
Thanks so much. Tell your newly attached friends that you love to study with them but their PDAing is distracting you more than watching the RHoNYC. Gently ask them to focus on studying during your weekly session. They are in a public space afterall. I'm sure they are enraptured with each other and clueless of your discomfort not to mention how inappropriate it is. Isn't new love grand if slightly annoying. Best wishes with your studies.
The Countess

Dear Countess de Lesseps,
I am fifteen years old and currently in high school. I have a problem with the bond I have with my mother. Do you have any tips or ways to form a special relationship with my mother that will last? I would very much appreciate it!
Fathomed in Florida

Hi Fathomed,
Your mother is lucky to have a fifteen-year old daughter who wants to bond with her. The best way to form lasting memories with your mother is to do things together. Do things with her that you would do with a girlfriend. You might like to go shopping with her, share a secret of yours and make her feel special, create rituals like morning coffee or a daily chat after school. Lasting bonds take time to form. You may be suprised at how much your mother loves to spend time with you. The more you give her of your time the more you will receive. You only have to ask. Good Luck!