Life Advice



Ask Amy: Long-distance relationship drifts into friend zone

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Lovelorn: You’ve already done it all – and good for you. You were honest about your feelings. Your friend was honest about her own intentions. She should not have dangled any promise of a future with you, but she did, and you seized upon it.

You might assume that your friend is either reuniting with her husband or engaging in other relationships. Don’t contact her again unless you are willing to stay firmly in the friend zone.

I hope you will take this rookie relationship experience and apply its lessons toward your dating future.

Ask yourself: Am I always making the effort? Do I always initiate contact? Do I often feel off-kilter or unsure about this relationship?

When you meet the right person, they will find ways to signal that you two are on the same page. It’s a great feeling, and its one you deserve to have.

Dear Amy: I am headed to college this fall, and soon I’ll be choosing which classes to take.


I was wondering if you could give me any advice on how to choose my classes.

I want to pick classes that I like, but I have also heard it is not bad to step out of your comfort zone and try something different.

I want to mostly take engineering classes, but I’m also interested in marine biology.

What is your best advice on picking other classes at college?


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