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Ask Amy: Stories of secret-keeping from the vault

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Dear Readers: I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&A from 10 years ago. Today’s topic is: “Keeping Secrets.”

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com.

I’ll be back with fresh Q&A next week.

Dear Amy: My husband has a sister who was born when he was in junior high ...Read more

Ask Amy: Nightmare bosses bust through boundaries

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&A from 10 years ago, which I’ve retrieved from my advice-vault.

Today’s topic is: “Whoa – That’s Inappropriate!”

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter,...Read more

Ask Amy: Virtual dating creates actual problems

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Dear Readers: Every year I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&A from 10 years ago. Today’s topic is: Digital Dating.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my new weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post advice, as well as my own brand of ...Read more

Ask Amy: Germ risks also contaminate relationships

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&A from 10 years ago. Today’s topic is: “Germ Donors!”

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post advice, as well as ...Read more

Ask Amy: Couple’s problems will be baked in

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&A from 10 years ago. Today’s topic is: “Homeworking.”

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post advice, as well as ...Read more

Ask Amy: Facebook forces friendship fractures

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&A from 10 years ago. Today’s topic is: “Friending.”

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post advice, as well as ...Read more

Ask Amy: Facebook posts create relationship problems

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these (edited) “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: Unsocial media.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post a favorite Q&A...Read more

Ask Amy: Elaborate birthday bash disappoints host

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these (edited) “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: Birthday bashes.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post a favorite Q&...Read more

Ask Amy: Teen forces gay friend out of the closet

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these (edited) “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: Coming out.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post a favorite Q&A, as...Read more

Ask Amy: Girlfriend doesn’t want to hang with the nudes

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these (edited) “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: The male gaze.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post a favorite Q&A,...Read more

Ask Amy: Classmate’s bullying is unacceptable

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these (edited) “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: Adolescence.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post a favorite Q&A, ...Read more

Ask Amy: Near the end, a friend withdraws

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: Surviving loss.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com, where I post a favorite Q&A, as well...Read more

Ask Amy: The customer isn’t always right

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Dear Readers: Every year during this time I step away from my column to work on other creative projects. I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” Q&As from 10 years ago.

Today’s topic is: Customer service.

I also invite readers to subscribe to my weekly “Asking Amy” newsletter, at Amydickinson.substack.com...Read more

Ask Amy: Consent should be up to niece, not her aunt

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Dear Amy. Last summer my niece come to stay with me. She was 18 at the time.

I could tell that one of my adult friends, “Stan,” was attracted to her, so I asked him not to have sex with her.

A few months later, my niece told me that Stan had had sex with her and that she didn’t like it and was uncomfortable with it.

She asked me not to ...Read more

Ask Amy: Reader response regarding ‘ghosting’

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Dear Amy: You recently ran a question from “Ghosted by a Friend,” about how it feels when a friend dumps you without explanation.

I have a friend whose best girlfriend of many years ghosted her for no reason.

The woman, who had cut off all ties to friends and family, surfaced several years later.

It turned out that she was in an abusive ...Read more

Ask Amy: COVID concerns dominate relationships

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Dear Amy: I recently had a conversation with a friend that I am still ruminating about.

She shared how she used a loophole to get a COVID vaccination that she really wasn't entitled to receive.

It was as if I should be impressed with how creative and smart she was to game the system.

She then went on to describe how she will now be ...Read more

Ask Amy: Neighbors overhear verbal elder abuse

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Dear Amy: Our house is about 20 feet, wall-to-wall, from the next house.

Pre-pandemic, we only knew our next-door neighbors by name and exchanged occasional greetings.

The neighbors are an elderly gentleman, being cared for by his elderly daughter. She had mentioned that her father suffers from dementia. Her father is physically impaired and ...Read more

Ask Amy: Marriage has porous borders

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Dear Amy: My husband of 13 years is having boundary issues with a colleague. They became close when he had a depressive episode last year and confided in her instead of me. He said a lot of things to her that made me uncomfortable, including comments about our relationship and our finances.

I read his messages and have proof.

I confessed to ...Read more

Ask Amy: Mom steals stories, and then shares

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Dear Amy: My mom frequently “shares” things via social media that she has no right to share.

She’ll take a picture that we have posted on Facebook or Instagram and post it herself; (almost as if she was the one who took it), often relaying the story of the picture as if it’s her own – basically “stealing” it and reposting it ...Read more

Ask Amy: Handsy hubby should revise technique

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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 one.

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 (paying bills, running a household, etc.).

We've always taken comfort in...Read more

 

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