Dear Amy: I’m 88 years old. I live alone and am independent.
Like many people, I was fed up with paying a monthly cable bill for 200 channels that I will never watch. If I made a list of all the hit shows I have never seen — all the cage-fighting tournaments I have never watched, all the shopping channels I've clicked through on my way to find somethi…
Dear Amy: My husband and I have a very dear friend, “Mike.” About a year ago, Mike started dating “Ardele,” who seems lovely. They go on lots of fun trips together and seem to be getting serious. They recently visited Ardele’s hometown and Mike met her whole family.
"Behind every great man there's a great woman" has a straightforward literal meaning. The implication behind the saying is that the great woman is often ignored or taken for granted.
Dear Amy: My husband and I are a same-sex couple. We have been together for six years (married for the past year). During this time, I have battled with an embarrassing addiction – to social media and sexting.
Dear Amy: My wife and I just welcomed a baby girl into our lives a few days ago, and we are overjoyed. The delivery was successful with no complications, and the baby is very healthy, but my wife’s labor was long and very painful. It will take months for her to recover.
Dear Amy: I have been dating a wonderful man for nine months. He is smart, funny, and deeply charming, as well as being ridiculously attractive. On a normal day, I see a great future for the two of us.
Dear Amy: My father just turned 70 years old. He and my mom divorced when he turned 50, because he was having an affair with a younger woman, “Cherie.” My siblings and I eventually accepted Cherie and grew quite fond of her.
Dear Amy: Last summer, my 10-year-old son learned a racial epithet (the “n word”) from listening to his favorite music and watching his favorite basketball videos.
Dear Amy: I am entering my 14th year as a military spouse. Four years ago, I created a “home base” in my hometown area because I could no longer handle military life. This happened after several intense episodes of depression and anxiety, exacerbated by the death of one of my best military s…
Dear Amy: I have been married for over 20 years. My wife and I have had our share of issues. I have made my share of mistakes. Over the past 18 months we have been going to marriage counseling and have worked to address some of those issues.
When the baseball playoffs really get going, Sue will sometimes watch four games in one day. If I watch with her, I am not allowed to speak, because that would spoil the spell.
Dear Amy: I have a teenage nephew who has always acted out; I believe it’s because he lives with his father (my brother), who makes dating and partying a priority over being a parent.
Dear Amy: My husband and I have become friends with another couple, and have gotten together with them several times, either at one another’s homes or by going out.
Dear Amy: My husband met a woman at work, and they’ve become friends. I didn’t find out about her until my husband came to visit me at my job, because he said something was on his mind. He proceeded to tell me about this friend and how they had shared a kiss and had been “sexting.” He told m…
Dear Amy: I’m 52 years old, divorced for 10 years with young-adult children in their early 20s. For the first time in over 30 years I live completely alone. And I love it!
I just made Japanese-style chicken from a recipe I found online. I printed out a list of ingredients and headed for the grocery store, because for some reason, I couldn't find anything called mirin in my fridge. Or sesame seeds, or scallions or a few other things the recipe called for.
In August 2019, a convoy of antique and modern military vehicles visited La Porte. Members of The Military Vehicle Preservation Association were making their “transcontinental trek” from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. They stopped briefly at the fairgrounds in La Porte. The convoy consis…
Dear Amy: My grandfather is well-off. He saved and spent very little throughout his life. For many years, he has promised my mother and me that we would receive a sizable inheritance. My grandmother died several years ago, and we are the only close family members he has left.
Dear Amy: My sister-in-law can be a warm, loving person, but she frequently comes across as controlling and hypercritical. Every time I host a dinner party or invite her to spend a weekend at our vacation home, she tells me how to improve my cooking, rearrange the furniture, manage my health…
She's 18 and has half a zillion followers on Instagram. Her posts are full of great pearls of wisdom like, "Somedays I feel pretty and somedays I don't." That bit of knowledge should be good for a few million likes and a couple of thousand comments. No wonder advertisers pay her to mention t…
Dear Amy: My brother and I are both in our young 20s and are still living at home. I am getting my Master’s degree and my brother has recently decided that he would like to study for the LSAT and attend law school.
Dear Amy: Should I tell my children (ages 19 and 21) that their father has elected to bequeath them half of what he is bequeathing their three half-siblings – aged 32, 37 and 39?