Life Advice



Ask Amy: Couple’s problems will be baked in

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Your husband should hire an editor/assistant to help him. Ideally, paying someone would compel him to take edits and suggestions.

Unfortunately, he wants to cut corners without improving his work; he also wants the fame along with the accolades from you.

In short, he sounds like every needy, unpublished and eager writer I know.

Your adoring accolades will mean nothing if you are not also honest. Without honesty, the empty praise will bring on more insecurity.

If he can’t handle your honesty, you should decline these bids for praise.


(September 2011)


(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.)

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