The truth about Oz.

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ABUSE DEAR ABBY: I reached out recently to the daughter of my cousin who had just passed away. I offered condolences and a picture of her great-grandfather, who was my grandfather. I also shared some warm memories of her dad, my cousin. She shot back with some seriously negative information about herContinue reading “The truth about Oz.”

Wow. Is four advice columnists a record tonight?

Dear Amy: Our 28-year-old daughter recently became engaged to a wonderful young man. We couldn’t be happier for them. They plan to marry in two years, after they complete their graduate degrees. So, what could go wrong? His parents are adamant that our daughter take her fiance’s last name when they are married. She hasContinue reading “Wow. Is four advice columnists a record tonight?”

I have lived it!

Dear Amy: I come from a very judgmental family, and I’m wondering how to break the awful habits I learned. Growing up, we’d often be driving home from family events and my parents would bad-mouth the relatives we had just seen. This affected me, even if their criticism was sometimes justified. As adults, my boyfriendContinue reading “I have lived it!”

Oh, Annie Lane, I feel ya.

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Emily,” has been dating “Ben” for almost two years. Ben is a great guy, aside from one issue that’s been bugging me: He refuses to drive anywhere and instead has my daughter drive him. He says it’s because a few years ago he was in a car accident and has beenContinue reading “Oh, Annie Lane, I feel ya.”

The unintended application of some zooming tips.

Dear Annie: Throughout the pandemic, I’ve noted some things that make for a successful Zoom or FaceTime call. Perhaps these suggestions will be of use to your readers. Look at yourself on your screen. What you see is what others will see. Do not sit with a window or other bright light behind you. YouContinue reading “The unintended application of some zooming tips.”

News from Meg world!

Good news, everyone! I spoke to my mother, and her conflict with her boyfriend, Mark, has been resolved. Whew! It turns out that he got upset when she tried to hang her animal heads on the walls. Seeing as many sensitive people (such as myself) are at least somewhat opposed to hunting, I can totallyContinue reading “News from Meg world!”

Coming to the defense of the immoral?

Dear Amy: I’m asking for advice for my younger sister, “Stella.” Like a lot of people right now, Stella is using a social media account delivering “X-rated entertainment” to make extra income. Our older cousin “Candace” is married to “Ted.” They have three kids. Ted is about 17 years older than Stella. Stella found outContinue reading “Coming to the defense of the immoral?”

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