Dear Amy: He has never done or said anything specific, but I can’t help but just feel this icky vibe when I’m around him.
Ask Amy: He says ‘You’re not my mother’ on Mother’s Day
Dear Amy: I’ve come to increasingly view Mother’s Day with sadness.
Ask Amy: The friendship has faded, so can I sell the expensive vintage gifts she gave me?
Dear Amy: I want to sell them, since they’re quite valuable (about $800 for the pair), but to complicate things I’m really great friends with her brother, “James,” who still lives in my city.
Ask Amy: Ex-husband asked me to stop contact with his family, but his mother keeps reaching out
Dear Amy: Should I continue to ignore the cards? Send them back, marked “return to sender”, or should I send her a response, politely telling her goodbye?
Ask Amy: College sweetheart says pursuing my dream job would put the ‘nail in the coffin’ for us
Dear Amy: Neither one of us wants to deliver an ultimatum, but he said that if I go back to Kentucky, it would likely put the “nail in the coffin” for us.
Ask Amy: While I was ring shopping, she was visiting an inappropriate friend
Dear Amy: I really love her, and we had been in a really good place. But how do we build a marriage without trust?
Ask Amy: My daughter is cheating on her husband and I’m caught in the middle
Dear Amy: I know I’m going to be blamed for everything. I love my grandchildren very much and just don’t know what to do.
Ask Amy: I’m dating someone who won’t stop posting about the other women he’s dating
Dear Amy: What do people these days do about social media when they’re dating, but not settled?
Ask Amy: How do I let her know I love her when she doesn’t recognize my voice anymore?
Dear Amy: My dearest friend in the world was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a relatively young age.
Ask Amy: Should donor father force biological siblings to meet?
Dear Amy: I have encouraged the adult child I raised (also a biological child) to meet their half-sibling (via sperm donation), but the adult child I raised has not made much effort.
Ask Amy: Why is my grieving sister only communicating through mailed letters?
Dear Amy: I keep wondering why she doesn’t just cut us off, but a therapist says this is how she is choosing to communicate.
Ask Amy: Shopaholic friend upset when we can’t help her out more
Dear Amy: Why is it up to her friends to bail her out? Weren’t we kind enough?
Ask Amy: What’s next for a relationship built on messaging and phone calls?
Dear Amy: My fear is that I’ll eventually be left to the side. This happened once before in my life, and it hurt deeply. I’m trying to face the idea that things clicked with us for a reason and season.
Ask Amy: Infidelity has marriage feeling like a roommate situation
Dear Amy: I know two wrongs don’t make a right, but since the infidelity, I often find myself not trusting him. I’m torn up deciding what to do about this relationship.
Ask Amy: Husband won’t quit drinking, won’t be intimate
Dear Amy: I can’t imagine my life without him, but I also can’t live my life like this.
Ask Amy: Hoarding battles decluttering in relationship
Dear Amy: When she is stressed, she “purges” objects and sometimes buys others, only to return or donate them. Some things I treasure have “disappeared.”
Ask Amy: Do I have to bring a dish to a birthday party potluck?
Dear Amy: Am I wrong to assume that when you host a party you should also provide the food?
Ask Amy: My daughter ‘quiet quit’ her relationship with me, now she’s out of the will
Dear Amy: I will have multiple millions of dollars and as I take my last breaths in life I will have a sense of pleasure knowing how shocked she will be when my will is read.
Ask Amy: My infidelity ruined my marriage. Could an apology ruin another?
Dear Amy: Do you think writing a letter of apology to the affected couple would be appropriate at this time?
Ask Amy: My child isn’t being invited to reciprocal playdates
Dear Amy: I get tired of having the same kids over and rarely getting invited back, but I don’t want my son to never get to play with his bestie, either.
Ask Amy: Elderly mother with cancer calls herself a ‘burden’ when receiving help
Dear Amy: How can we help her to understand that we want to help, and are happy to do so?
Ask Amy: I’m married now, but ex-boyfriend keeps reaching out
Dear Amy: It has been almost three years since we dated. I have no desire for any relationship. I just want him to stop.
Ask Amy: How do I get back to being me after surviving cancer?
Dear Amy: I get extremely fatigued and have to leave an event after a few hours, or people resent the fact that I am still careful and masking, so I mumble something to explain myself.
Ask Amy: Am I overreacting over handicap permit abuse?
Dear Amy: I have been happily married for 39 years. The few “disagreements” we’ve had always seem to center around my husband’s family.
Ask Amy: Rekindled relationship is getting serious, but there’s no passion
Dear Amy: We are heading into seven months of this reconnect, and I am very happy and content with him, but I am not sexually attracted to him.
Ask Amy: My wife is unhappy and no longer socializes since we quit drinking
Dear Amy: Alcohol was her social lubricant. Alcohol is what allowed her to get past her social anxiety and self-esteem issues.
Ask Amy: My anxiety over my sons’ lives is not healthy
Dear Amy: I worry about their futures and their ability to become the people they want to become, have successful careers, and support themselves.
Ask Amy: How to deal with an unkind, needy sister
Dear Amy: My question is about family obligations — both financial and emotional.
Ask Amy: Teen worries about her bad thoughts
Dear Amy: I’m trying to figure out what is wrong with me, but I guess I’m so used to being the way I am, it’s hard for me to stop.
Ask Amy: Should independent woman cash curious check?
Dear Amy: I have no regrets in life, but feel if I cash this check, I will have one. I have no drama in my life. I worry that this ex will make drama.
Ask Amy: Strangers keep showing up unexpectedly on my vacations
Dear Amy: I would never do such a thing without at least talking to the person first. Going forward before booking, I am supposed to ask, "Who else is going to be there?”