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Ask Amy: Ex’s reappearance brings on anxiety

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

I now know what it means to live life, rather than merely exist.

People can relate to the gender nonconforming persons in their lives as they see fit. That is their right.

They should not be surprised, however, if the gender-nonconforming person decides, as I have, to spend their time with the people who love and respect them for who they are.

– The Truth Comes Out in the End

Dear Truth: Thank you for outlining your challenges and experience with gender nonconformity. I hope your story will help others to understand and lead them toward compassion.

Dear Amy: For the families who don't know how to include their unvaccinated members over the holidays, I have a proposal: Ask them to take a COVID test a day before the family get-together.

I think it is important to find a way where we can all come together and stop feeling anger and resentment toward our family members.


– Healthy

Dear Healthy: “Trust, but verify.” I like it.


(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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