Wedding showers become 'save me' memes
I tried to explain that, in our social network, almost everyone moves in with their serious boyfriends/girlfriends before getting engaged and, for us, it's the "new normal" progression of relationships.
I know my parents only want the best for me, but I don't agree with their opinion, and I'm not sure what to do about it.
-- Frustrated Millennial
Dear Frustrated: I have news for you: You and your cohort did not invent moving in together before marriage. Your parents' generation did that.
You are also not a "girl." You are a woman. By now you should be emotionally, financially, and actually out on your own.
Your parents have the right to their opinions, but I think you should say (to yourself), "OK Boomer," and live your life the way you want to.
Dear Amy: I appreciated a recent quote you ran in your column from the Dalai Lama. Unfortunately, your misspelling detracted from the message.
It's Dalai, not "Dali," as you had it.
Dear Proofreader: I apologize for the error. It's ironic, because I've just started reading "The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life," by Alexander Norman (on sale in February 2020).