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Dear Amy: My wife’s cousin is a very talented artist. About five and a half years ago I approached her to commission a nude painting of my wife.

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Dear Amy: I’m a happily married woman with a great career, and I’m the breadwinner in our home. My husband does artwork for commissions, which makes him very little money. I’m happy with our arrangement.

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Dear Readers: I recently ran a question from “Dumbfounded Father” in my column. This man had a 24-year-old daughter who was living with him. She had recently disclosed that she possessed a .40 caliber semi-automatic weapon, with hollow point bullets. This father did not want to have guns in …

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Dear Amy: My fiancé, my sister and I are planning a trip to my old hometown for Labor Day weekend in order to visit my oldest friend “Erica.”

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My house looks like the set of "Antiques Roadshow" — if the show was about useless, outdated junk instead of precious heirlooms.

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Dear Amy: I am currently staying in a hotel, and in order to prevent the cleaning staff from trying to come in during my midday shower, I hung the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the outside of the door.

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Dear Amy: This week I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working, responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it’s not a normal gun either – it is a 40 caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow point bullets to go with it.

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Dear Amy: “Curt” and I have been friends for about 15 years. I admire him as a great volunteer for a group we both belong to. He has a bit of a challenging personality (he can be self-centered, and too talkative), but he is a nice guy and a good friend.

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I just got back from an hour-and-a-half drive to the big city to pick up a few things at the mall that I couldn't get delivered from Amazon. It was noon, and the giant parking lot was nearly empty.

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Dear Amy: My husband and I have been together for 10 years (married for three years), and we are each soon to turn 30 years old. My husband has made some personal choices that more than likely have prevented us from becoming pregnant.

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Dear Amy: This sounds dumb, but my husband and I have gotten into a few heated arguments about giving our young daughters ice packs for their little scrapes and bumps.

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Dear Amy: My husband and I have two children, ages six and one. We are part of a group of three other couples who also have kids. Our friends all have one child each.

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If you live in a big city, the newspapers are full of things to do: plays, musicals, movies, new restaurants, professional sporting events, conventions, you name it. But if you asked people who live in New York, Chicago and L.A. what they did last night, 85 percent of them will say, "We watc…

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Hi everyone, yes it’s me, I’m still above ground. I spent the awful winter in hibernation. I survived in front of my trusty fireplace with my Jack Daniels in hand while watching the “Downton Abbey” series for the third time. “Downton Abbey” is the best soap opera since “Gone with the Wind”. …

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Dear Amy: Our widowed father died three years ago. He left a moderate estate to his seven children. Our sister “Tracy” was named executor. She sold his condo and accessed various accounts and divided them equally among us. The next step is accessing a brokerage account.

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Dear Amy: I’m a happily married woman in my 30s. Two years ago, my mom tragically died of cancer, which devastated my father. A year after that, he married “Maria.”

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Dear Amy: I am a 16-year-old girl in high school. I met a guy through a church event six months ago. We started talking, and then a month later he came to my house to hang out during the weekend.