Miss Manners: New partners aren't likely to find jocular threats amusing

  • Updated: August 4, 2014 - 2:40 PM

Dear Miss Manners: It seems that when a person’s betrothed (or new spouse) is introduced to friends and family, someone often feels the need to threaten the new addition about what will happen if they ever hurt the other person. I realize that people probably intend to show how much they care about a friend or relative. But to me, it seems one should at least assume that the person could select a good partner.

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