Annie Lane added some bad commentary!

Dear Annie: I resembled the woman who wrote to say that she was staying married for the sake of her son. My then-husband quit his job shortly after the birth of our fourth son, and it took me seven years to realize that honor, marriage, family and commitment mean partnership — not martyrdom. I workedContinue reading “Annie Lane added some bad commentary!”

An advice smorgasbord!

Dear Amy: My teenage daughter had one of her longtime friends over. My 19-year-old son walked into the kitchen to microwave his coffee, and even though he was mere feet away from my daughter’s friend, he did not say hello to her. I think this is very rude. I didn’t think I raised my childrenContinue reading “An advice smorgasbord!”

A hodge-podge of interesting advice issues!

DEAR ABBY: I am a 31-year-old woman who has been in many relationships since high school. No engagements, however, although four of the men mentioned they wanted to marry me. I lived with three of them. I’m a former model, have almost completed my second master’s degree and hold a steady government job. I don’tContinue reading “A hodge-podge of interesting advice issues!”

Miss Manners on job rejections and mail crimes.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am aware that you strongly advise people not to respond to rude behavior or bad manners in a similar way. How, though, can you express in a polite manner that the guilty party’s behavior is not acceptable? Permit me to explain my situation. I am an unemployed librarian. I have appliedContinue reading “Miss Manners on job rejections and mail crimes.”

My sense of humor unleashed.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: There’s a couple we socialize with: Henry and Jane. Over the past two years, Henry has developed memory issues, which they acknowledge as having been confirmed by a doctor. They often joke about it. Sometimes, when I mention something Henry has told me about, like a restaurant or show they’ve been to,Continue reading “My sense of humor unleashed.”

Regretful experiences!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a 22-year-old college student. To avoid having student loans, I work hard and don’t have a lot of funds left over after paying for tuition. Thus, my wardrobe is not exactly high-end. My clothes are always clean and neat, but admittedly my winter coat is showing a lot of wearContinue reading “Regretful experiences!”

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”.”

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose…

DEAR MISS MANNERS: How does one deal with false modesty? I found myself caught flat-footed when chatting with a textile artist. I joked that he could be the one to help me with my blanket stitch, and he responded that his handwork wasn’t very good. Fine; I’d been mostly kidding anyway. But then he wentContinue reading “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose…”

Meg makes faces for fun.

Dear Amy: My husband and I have been married for almost eight years. I’m 44, and he is 38. We have three kids, ages 5, 3 and 1. We’ve always had an amazing sex life and a great relationship in every way. We also have the usual stress that comes along with raising kids (payingContinue reading “Meg makes faces for fun.”

False virtue alert! False virtue alert!

Dear Amy: My daughter is toxic. She and her husband live with me, but with my help of a hefty down payment they will soon be moving out. I am looking forward to their absence. I am thinking of changing the locks once they leave. My abrasive daughter tends to get angry and then cutContinue reading “False virtue alert! False virtue alert!”

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