Life Advice



Ask Amy: Cull those diaries of the ‘icky bits’

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: “Concerned Friend” reported that his friend of many years (a man) was the victim of physical abuse at the hands of his wife.

Amy, thank you for publishing this letter. I was also physically abused by my ex-wife. I was so ashamed and embarrassed. Only one person took what was happening seriously. I genuinely believe that this one person saved my life.

— Been There

Dear Been There: I’m cheering for you. Victims of domestic violence (male and female) can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline.



(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)


KeyWords:: 0e9b7df8-7306-4bd3-8253-5fa6dbbece21 0e9b7df8 7306 4bd3 8253 5fa6dbbece21




Luann Shoe Andy Capp Little Dog Lost Chris Britt Dustin