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.)”

The ghosts of friends past.

Dear Amy: I really identified with the letter from “Ghosted by a Friend,” in fact, I thought that letter could be about me, because I’m the one who does this to others. I can cut people out of my life, (work or personal), in a heartbeat. It’s a learned behavior from my parents. My siblingContinue reading “The ghosts of friends past.”

Random Meg-world goings-on!

Well, I have no updates about my friend, Ash; just some conjecture and commentary. I’m sort of confused and stumped by her disappearance. A lot of my other friends (shout out!) have been supportive, which is great, but it sort of makes me feel afraid. It’s not fun to stare at the harsh truth thatContinue reading “Random Meg-world goings-on!”

Self-absorption, controlling tendencies, and more self-absorption.

Dear Amy: I’m undergoing treatment for breast cancer. People have had some very odd reactions to the baldness caused by my chemotherapy. I’m not asking for advice on how to handle it, but I am seeking an explanation. I find it very strange that several friends have asked to see me bald. Those who seeContinue reading “Self-absorption, controlling tendencies, and more self-absorption.”

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.”

Opinions versus advice?

Dear Amy: Can you help me to understand the boundaries of offering advice? Coronavirus-related circumstances mean my 35-year-old daughter must make an employment decision involving relocation. From experience, I have insights into her potential relocation choices that she does not have. What I know on this topic could affect her ultimate happiness. She hasn’t askedContinue reading “Opinions versus advice?”

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?”

Mesmerizing Meg tackles logic, harassment, and family trees.

Dear Mesmerizing Meg: I asked my boyfriend for his help putting ear drops into my hurt ear, and I didn’t really expect the response I got. And while I’m a capable of handling a no from someone, generally there’s a reason or an assumption to be made of why the answer is what it is.Continue reading “Mesmerizing Meg tackles logic, harassment, and family trees.”

Good night, John Boy. No, really. Go to sleep and leave me alone!

Dear Annie: My son has been dating a girl for a little over three years. My husband and I really like her. Our son loves her. Here’s the problem: I have asked her before to help in the kitchen with meal preparation and cleanup, and she refuses. They come once a week for meals, andContinue reading “Good night, John Boy. No, really. Go to sleep and leave me alone!”

Demoted!

Dear Amy: I am a 63-year-old widower. My late wife died nine years ago. Dating has been brutal. I dated a lady for two years. She is a nurse and is deeply involved in public health during this pandemic. It is overwhelming for her. I tried to support her with gifts, books, and home-cooked dinners.Continue reading “Demoted!”

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