Life Advice



Ask Amy: Dating is disrupted by smoke-filled rooms

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

I pulled away because I was told I was going to die in a few years.

Now at 65 – I regret it. They have their lives, and I just wish they would mail me pictures. Maybe they will read this?

– Mat in Boston

Dear Mat: I’m happy to provide a connection, but please, do your best to reach out to them, too.



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