DEAR ABBY: I am a single, 40-year-old woman who has recently moved to California. I am looking forward to family and friends coming to visit me, but I live in a one-bedroom apartment.
As I see it, I'm one person, and a couple is two, so I should sleep on the sofa. However, I spent two years as a student on a very tight budget sleeping on a futon in a tiny studio apartment -– and I'm fed up to here with sleeping anywhere other than in a bed.
I want my guests to be comfortable and feel welcome, but how should I handle the sleeping arrangements? -- CAREN IN CALIFORNIA
DEAR CAREN: You need not give up your own bed, and I'm sure your guests wouldn't expect you to.
You have several options. You could make reservations for your guests in a nearby hotel or motel. You could buy a sofa-sleeper (hide-a-bed). Or, you could rent a foldaway bed for the duration of the visits. Sweet dreams, Caren!