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Ask Amy: Spouse doesn’t want to whine about wine

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Your hardworking mother is trying to take care of herself.

You are responsible for your own health and well-being, and so the most obvious solution would be for you to adjust your sleeping hours, the way you would if you lived next to a construction site where they started jackhammering at 7 a.m.

If you went to bed earlier and started the day feeling rested, you might find that those early-morning hours were among the best of your day.

Dear Amy: “Desperate Daughter” was upset about her father’s habit of sending unwanted political emails, especially after he’d been drinking. Instead of deleting those emails or having them go to her spam folder, how about her collecting them and having a heart to heart about him getting some help?

– Amy


Dear Amy: As I said in my answer, the problem wasn’t really about her father’s politics, but his drinking. I agree that confronting him might inspire change.


(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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