Life Advice



Ask Amy: Picking up the tab is wearing thin

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

You’ve obviously been keeping a tab and have reached the end of your tether concerning picking up the check. If you don’t want to treat others do dinner, you should be honest, and say so.

But yes, I would say that completely pulling the plug on this friendship now that your friend is ill is less than compassionate.

You say, “We are all just living our lives, doing the best we can.”

Ask yourself: “Am I doing the best I can?”

Dear Amy: I have been married to my husband for two years. I knew he had issues when I said, “I do.”

However, his addiction has put so much extra stress on me.


He rages and at times I fear him. I am an “over-the-road” truck driver and he will call me all though the night.

It is mind control with him.

I have thought about divorce, and even contacted lawyers, but I get sucked right back into his lies.

When he is sober, he is the man I fell in love with.


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