Grief bites!

Dear Amy: My husband died very suddenly a few months ago of covid. This was a second marriage, as my first husband died young, of cancer. When I reach out to my sister, she gives me advice about how to deal with it. I know she means well, but she really has no idea whatContinue reading “Grief bites!”

There’s more to both of these!

Dear Amy: More than 35 years ago, when my husband was 19, he had sexual relations on two occasions with an older woman, who later informed him that he was the father of her two children. His paternity was never proved, as she was known to be dating others at the time. I met myContinue reading “There’s more to both of these!”

Generational drama!

Dear Amy: My husband has two siblings and several nieces and nephews. His brother’s daughter — our niece — is pregnant, and everyone is genuinely excited about the baby. Our issue is that a few years ago my very generous and kind father-in-law (her grandfather) gave her funds to attend college. We don’t know howContinue reading “Generational drama!”

Great news!

I have great news! Apparently my weight-loss efforts have been paying off. That, or our scales are broken. [Shrugs.] I weighed myself today and couldn’t believe it. I think I’m making progress and am on the right track. I’ve just got to keep it up. I’ve come up with a tenuous solution to my dietingContinue reading “Great news!”

One present was dead, but there was cake.

So my birthday was exhausting, but there was cake. It was ice-cream cake, and it was really good. Oh my goodness, that was some good cake. The only thing that could’ve made it better would’ve been more cake and less ice cream. It had two heavy layers of ice cream, vanilla and chocolate, with aContinue reading “One present was dead, but there was cake.”

What are you saying?

DEAR ABBY: After a bad breakup, a good friend and her husband offered me a room in their home. They have two wonderful teenagers. Then the pandemic came, and we all became infected. What started out as a few months’ plan for me to get back on my feet has lasted 14 months. I haveContinue reading “What are you saying?”

Run! The zombies need affection!

Dear Amy: I have an acquaintance, who every time I see her wants to hug me. I don’t mind an occasional hug with someone, but this is almost like a demand. This person is a neighbor. We are friendly with each other, but I wouldn’t characterize our relationship as a close friendship. Since we haveContinue reading “Run! The zombies need affection!”

Can’t ever keep from falling apart…

Last night was dreadful. I’d spent the day exercising and eating canned foods. Late at night while I was in the bathroom, I heard someone acting hysterical on the other end of my dad’s landline phone. (He uses the speakerphone due to his near-total deafness.) I had a bad feeling when I exited the bathroom.Continue reading “Can’t ever keep from falling apart…”

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