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Hello, I'm living with my boyfriend and it's a new experience. I was brought up to wait for everyone to arrive to have dinner or to consider everyone in dinner plans who live there. At this time, one is a senior and the other is my boyfriend who is currently out on disability. I work full time. I usually am starving by the time dinner comes around as I've been working all day and lunch was about noon or so. What I've been encountering is that they will eat about 2-3 pm and do not consider that the person who is working will be starving upon arriving home. I do not like to eat alone nor have to cook a dinner for just myself. It may be that I was brought up differently but it just bothers me that they do not consider the person who is working before waiting until 2-3 pm to go out to eat. Possibly eat regular meals or eat a small bite so as to enjoy each other's company. Maybe I'm overreacting.

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Meal Time
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Live in~

Of course there are adjustments when one alters their living arrangements. These changes can be upsetting when our routines are disrupted. Having said that I agree that good manner would dictate adjusting the dinner hour for all to enjoy. Have you had a serious discussion with your boyfriend explaining the depth of your feelings and the distress is causes? Passing remarks, expecting him to understand what you want will not be as effective as a straightforward discussion.
Have courage and be direct.

Good luck.
Ms. Practical Etiquette​

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