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Ask Amy: Fiance’s incessant talking causes problems

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

His disease has a very high impact on all of his relationships, but the loop of alienating others and self-isolating makes everything worse.

Your relationship has been strained. You cannot cure his alcoholism. You likely can’t even help him, but it might be good for both of you if you hung in there.

Whether he could handle attending the event should be up to him.

Dear Amy: “Grossed Out Girlfriend” objected to the pornographic décor her boyfriend’s roommates had in their apartment.

If she doesn’t like it, she can stay away! Your suggestion for her to suggest they post a nude photo of Burt Reynolds was asinine!

– Disgusted


Dear Disgusted: The late Burt Reynolds participated in a fairly legendary nude photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1972. Given that the roommates’ pornography was cheesy, I thought this might be a fun suggestion.


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