Pass the happy pills!

Dear Amy: Almost 20 years ago when my husband and I were just 19 years old, he cheated on me. Twenty years on, I’m still having a hard time trusting him. Will I ever be able to trust him — or will I always feel this way? What can I do to start trusting him?Continue reading “Pass the happy pills!”

Answering some questions on my own today!

TRIGGER WARNING: very mild discussion of suicidality in the second letter. Dear Mesmerizing Meg: What should I have said to this person? While I was talking to an acquaintance about my parents he indirectly said that life expectancy for someone born in 1952 is 67 years. My parents were born in 1950 & 1952 they areContinue reading “Answering some questions on my own today!”

Please excuse me. I’m sexually acting out.

Dear Amy: Recently, I noticed that the 13-year-old daughter of some close friends has been posting sexually provocative photos of herself on Instagram. This is a public account, and strange men make sexual comments on her posts. She responds with lewd remarks that couldn’t be printed in a family newspaper. I find it alarming, andContinue reading “Please excuse me. I’m sexually acting out.”

Incapable of independent thought.

Dear Amy: My mother-in-law reaches out to me only when she is concerned about her son. He’s an only child, and she constantly worries about him. She calls or texts me to ask how he’s eating, exercising, his latest bowel movements … you get my drift. I want to think the best of her. IContinue reading “Incapable of independent thought.”

Mesmerizing Meg’s open for business today!

Dear Mesmerizing Meg: Was I rude for not saying thank you? Last school year, before COVID shut our school down, my math teacher helped me pass his class. Our school is semesterized, so courses ended in January for the term. I was at a 55 overall and needed a 60 to pass the course. OnContinue reading “Mesmerizing Meg’s open for business today!”

Can we refer to her as Anne Laney?

This is a letter from earlier this month with a followup letter from today’s column after it. Dear Annie: My name is Barbara. It’s NOT “Barb.” It’s not “Barbie.” It’s not “Babs.” So, please tell me WHY when I introduce myself as Barbara, the majority of the time, people say things like, “Hi, Barb”? Immediately,Continue reading “Can we refer to her as Anne Laney?”

Bragadocious and social media likes.

Dear Amy: A few years ago, my girlfriend’s friend told her that I was hitting on her. My girlfriend asked her what I did to make her feel that way, she said, “He asked me questions, and when I answered them he followed up with questions about my answers.” My girlfriend said, “How is thatContinue reading “Bragadocious and social media likes.”

Let’s not rule it out entirely, Dear Abby…

DEAR ABBY: My 28-year-old daughter is having our first grandchild. My daughter and I have a good relationship, but she doesn’t want me to be around when she goes into labor. All her life I have been the most loving and caring mother I could be to her. She has a great husband. Should IContinue reading “Let’s not rule it out entirely, Dear Abby…”

Paper as a metaphor!

Dear Amy: I am a single male in my early 30s. After law school, I met “Judith,” and we became best friends. Judith and I were both competitive athletes in the same sport, the same age and knew some of the same people. The friendship was always strictly platonic. Honestly, I considered her my bestContinue reading “Paper as a metaphor!”

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