Meg’s favorite alter ego!

Dear Amy: I was in an exclusive monogamous relationship with a man for eight months and, unfortunately, I kept catching him using dating apps, even after I had drawn a hard boundary about it. He also lied to me about substance abuse (he was in Alcoholics Anonymous for years but kept falling off the wagon).Continue reading “Meg’s favorite alter ego!”

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!”

A bad day for poor Rosie.

Dear Amy: I have had a horrific pandemic year: Pandemic, breast cancer diagnosis, a child with depression, suicide ideation and a long stay in a psychiatric facility for them — and our business almost failed. All of these have turned out okay, but we are still reeling. My sister tends to be extremely self-centered. SheContinue reading “A bad day for poor Rosie.”

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Dear Annie: When I was a child, I had many chilling things happen to me. I barely remember some incidents, and they don’t seem to affect me now — well, other than the mental illness running through my entire body. Anyway, as a 47-year-old looking back, one thing still hurts me to the core andContinue reading “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

Why do we fall for shallow men?!

DEAR ABBY: For a long time, I have been in love with a man who is 15 years younger than I am. We had a relationship for about a year, which ended six years ago. Since then, we have remained friends and occasionally hooked up a few times. The short relationship we had was closeContinue reading “Why do we fall for shallow men?!”

When bad relationship decisions happen to otherwise good people.

Dear Amy: I am a 62-year-old man who recently ended an 11-year relationship with my live-in partner. Just before the pandemic, I brought my frail mother to live with us. The stresses of this 24/7 care, coupled with the coronavirus pandemic and my partner working from home were more than our relationship could bear. AsContinue reading “When bad relationship decisions happen to otherwise good people.”

What else can be said?

Dear Annie: My “Laura” is the light of my life. It’s been more than a year since we found each other, but my whole body still shakes with anticipation every time I see her. Recently, though, I can’t help but feel a growing tension between us. This is my first real romantic relationship, and IContinue reading “What else can be said?”

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.”

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!”

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.)”

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