Life Advice



Ask Amy: Dating apps beget ‘situationship’

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

If you want to talk to your father, call him. If he doesn’t pick up, leave a warmly worded message and ask him to call you back. If he doesn’t call you back, call a second time.

State your desire to be in touch, and leave the door open to a reconciliation.

Dear Amy: I am a regular reader and wonder if you have ever – even once – admitted that you were wrong about anything?

When people criticize you, you only double down and defend your position.

– Sick and Tired

Dear Sick: I do admit when I’m wrong, and I am happy to let readers correct me.


However, I won’t claim an error just because someone disagrees with me.


(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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