The good advice columnist, the bad advice columnist.

Dear Annie: My husband and I got married right before the pandemic. Before the marriage, we lived in different states, 3,000 miles apart. After we got married, the pandemic split us apart again geographically for eight months. We finally got back together, and I was glad to get the opportunity to work from home withContinue reading “The good advice columnist, the bad advice columnist.”

See the light!

Dear Amy: I’m struggling. We started a business and had a baby during the pandemic. My wife and I have become reclusive (especially me). The isolation has caused me to lose my social graces. Basically, I just feel annoyed by everyone. I don’t want to get together with people. My increased presence on social mediaContinue reading “See the light!”

A disastrous sleepover and some negative career advice!

Dear Amy: Recently my oldest daughter had a 15th birthday party sleepover weekend. Her best friend, as well as my nieces and nephews, spent the weekend celebrating with her at our home. Sunday morning at around 2 a.m., my husband woke me up to tell me that he caught my 15-year-old nephew having sex withContinue reading “A disastrous sleepover and some negative career advice!”

Ohh, Ask Amy! You went there!

Dear Amy: My best friend suffers from PTSD and other mental health issues, and has been suicidal. This has been a particularly tough year for her, and she pushed away several friends after they hurt her, leaving me as one of her only remaining confidants (she isn’t in touch with her family, for good reason).Continue reading “Ohh, Ask Amy! You went there!”

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!”

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!”

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!”

Trading in secrets.

Dear Amy: My adult sons are so estranged from my ex-husband that neither invited him to their weddings. While I still have difficult feelings toward my ex, I try to have some level of civil interaction with him. He often asks for updates as to what our sons are up to and how they areContinue reading “Trading in secrets.”

Killing it! (Or: a very good day.)

That’s what I’m talking about! Heck yes. I went back to the gym this evening and burned 300 more calories at the treadmill. I got a second wind! Who knew that would happen? Go me! It’s been a great day. I got an email stating that there would be no contest results until this timeContinue reading “Killing it! (Or: a very good day.)”

There’s a reason we call them “private parts”.

Dear Amy: My wife’s best friend recently went through a period where she was unhappy in her marriage. She began sexting with willing male partners and then sharing some of the pictures she had received with my wife. I know about this because my wife asked me to fix the WiFi on her phone. WhileContinue reading “There’s a reason we call them “private parts”.”

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