Life Advice



Ask Amy: Gal pals show their mean side

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

At this point, all of your concern should be directed toward the dying man, who presumably lacks the strength to cope with your family’s drama.

You should reach out to his wife, see him right away (if he wants), and offer him the option of further contact with you and other siblings. Bring family photos from your shared parentage, and deal with your siblings afterward.

Dear Amy: “Dreamer” had persistent thoughts and dreams about her first love.

I appreciated your interpretation for how her subconscious might be using these dreams to repair events from her past.

I’m wrestling with something similar. I’m inspired to take a fresh look at what’s behind my own ruminations.

– Grateful


Dear Grateful: Dreams can deliver longed-for answers.


(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.)

©2022 Amy Dickinson. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.




Dave Whamond Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee John Deering Gary Markstein Gary Varvel Archie