Ask Amy: I found these letters that might hurt my half-sister

Dear Amy: During the pandemic, I started exploring my genealogy and recently found out that I have a half-sister, “Barb.” We have the same father.

Ask Amy: Am I being a prude about my boyfriend’s ‘cam work’?

Dear Amy: I’m in a monogamous heterosexual long-term relationship. We live together. We aren’t well off financially, but we aren’t broke either. Columnist Amy Dickinson

Jill On Money: Six financial lessons from six months of COVID-19

It’s been six months since the financial fallout from COVID-19 infected the U.S. economy. During this time, I have heard from thousands of you, some

Dear Abby: I don’t want to die without having sex with a woman

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married for five years. Before meeting my husband, I never thought I would find “the one.” Jeanne Phillips  Recently, I have

Travel Troubleshooter: Where’s my promised Expedia refund?

DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I recently flew to Papua New Guinea with a colleague. We booked the tickets through EVA Air and Expedia. While we were there,

Ask Amy: Our son’s girlfriend is from a wealthy family, and that has become a problem

Dear Amy: My wife and I share your column at the breakfast table. Can you settle this for us? Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

Ask Amy: Should I tell my boyfriend’s parents I really need $5,000?

Dear Amy: My partner “Charles” and I were happily together for eight years. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  I decided to leave our home

Ask Amy: Why would someone be so cruel in a funeral notice?

Dear Amy: This morning’s paper had the obituary of the father of a friend of mine. The decedent’s younger son and daughter-in-law were mentioned by

Ask Amy: He was way out of line, and it shattered our friendship

Dear Amy: My husband and I (married 26 years) really treasure our neighbors. We are close friends. They are about 10 years older than us,

Cupertino honors its own with CREST Awards

Each year Cupertino’s CREST Awards (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken) honor residents and businesses that have gone the extra mile to help improve the city.

Ask Amy: I can’t voice an opinion without risking my wife’s rage

Dear Amy: My wife and I have been married for a long time. We are in our 60s. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  Several

Ask Amy: I’m afraid I’ve damaged my amazing teenage daughters

Dear Amy: My husband and I have two amazing teenage daughters. They are mature, intelligent and conscientious. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  I’m very

Ask Amy: My fiancee says I can’t spend winters in Belize without her

Dear Amy: I want a woman’s perspective. My soon-to-be wife is now hesitant to marry me because I want to live elsewhere during the winter.

Ask Amy: Our neighbor destroys our plants and I’m fed up with her excuse

Dear Amy: My neighbor picks flowers off of our trees/plants in the front yard. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  The first time we caught

Ask Amy: My dead husband’s parents have made an unreasonable demand

Dear Amy: I lost my husband in a tragic accident a year ago. We had no children, so I’m alone now, but I am seeing

Harriette Cole: I deeply hurt my partner, and ‘sorry’ just doesn’t cut it

DEAR HARRIETTE: What do you do when you hurt the one you love? Harriette Cole  I recently had a fight with my partner and lashed

Dear Abby: My husband’s lack of opinions drives me crazy

DEAR ABBY: This may seem strange, but my husband is too nice. Jeanne Phillips  His late mother, a domineering woman who always got her way,

Travel Troubleshooter: No hot water in my vacation rental — and no refund

DEAR TROUBLESHOOTER: I recently rented an apartment in London through HomeAway. When we checked in, there was no hot water. I called the property management

Ask Amy: He ruins the evening with his political bullying

Dear Amy: My spouse and I socialize with a group of about 12 people, several times a year. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  One

Travel Trouble: Why is Candlewood Suites charging me a $250 cleaning fee?

DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I’ve been a guest at the Candlewood Suites Hawthorne in Hawthorne, California, several times. After my most recent stay, the hotel charged my

Ask Amy: I just learned what he said about marrying me

Dear Amy: I have been in a relationship with a man for 10 years. He is 71 and lives in another state (50 miles away),

Ask Amy: I want my unhappy neighbor to leave me alone

Dear Amy: I need to distance myself from an eight-year friendship with a neighbor. This is hard to do, since we are more or less

Ask Amy: I used the tuna casserole to send a message

Dear Readers: I recently published a question from a woman who signed her letter “Exasperated Mom.” This mom presented an honest and evergreen problem: How

Ask Amy: I want to fly the flag on the Fourth without making a political statement

Dear Amy: I feel very much a part of our country, and have many patriotic feelings. However, I believe that for some people, flying the

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