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  • Ask Amy: Teen wonders if her dreams mean she is bisexual

    Ask Amy: Teen wonders if her dreams mean she is bisexual
    Dear Amy: I am a girl in high school. Recently I have started dating a boy, and I have deep feelings for him. We have been friends for a long time. However, I have had many dreams involving girls. I am feeling attracted to girls as well as boys. I...
  • Ask Amy: Parents seek insight into teen daughter's depression

     Ask Amy: Parents seek insight into teen daughter's depression
    Dear Amy: My middle daughter (I have three children) is 18 years old and a senior in high school. She has been a challenge to me, as she has always been very private about her emotions and what is going on in her daily life. Over the last several...
  • Ask Amy: Husband ruminates about wife's long-ago love

     Ask Amy: Husband ruminates about wife's long-ago love
    Dear Amy: My wife and I have had (and continue to have) a great marriage of almost 40 years. We are both in our 60s, with two grown children and two grandchildren. Lately I have developed a nagging curiosity about my wife's relationship with a boyfriend...
  • Ask Amy: Reader finds faith queries offensive

    Ask Amy: Reader finds faith queries offensive
    Dear Amy: I'm curious to know what you think of someone asking a semi-stranger, "What church do you go to?" or, even worse, "Do you go to church?" It seems as intrusive as asking "How much do you weigh?" or "How much money do you make?" or "Are your...
  • Ask Amy: Party host throws a flag on guest's behavior

    Ask Amy: Party host throws a flag on guest's behavior
    Dear Amy: I recently invited an acquaintance, "Al," to a TV sports viewing party. He invited his friend "Ed" to join us. Al and Ed have known each other their entire lives, but I had never met Ed before. They are both 70 years old. After the game...
  • Ask Amy: 'Grandma' honorific offends son-in-law

    Ask Amy: 'Grandma' honorific offends son-in-law
    Dear Amy: The birth of my children has caused my father and me to reconnect after many years of no contact. During that time, he remarried (for the third time) a very nice lady who has been instrumental in getting us back on speaking terms. She always...
  • Declawing with a laser is still inhumane and unnecessary

    Declawing with a laser is still inhumane and unnecessary
    Q: I was told that it's possible to humanely declaw cats with a laser. My two kittens are dangerous with their claws. Would this be a good choice? -- C.S., via cyberspace A: No offense, but I'm unsure how kittens might be perceived as "dangerous." It's...
  • Ask Amy: Twins come up with solution that doubles the trouble

    Ask Amy: Twins come up with solution that doubles the trouble
    Dear Amy: I am a father of 17-year-old twin daughters graduating soon from high school. I divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife remarried immediately; I have not. My daughters live primarily with their mother and stepfather in a home in the country. My...
  • Military and police dogs deserve to be treated as heroes, too

    Here's the dictionary definition of a hero: "A person admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities, as achieved with altruistic intent. Typically a hero doesn't boast about his or her achievements." This definition...
  • GOP's new goal: A less-white party

    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Rachel Marsden: China's torrid Middle Eastern affair

    PARIS -- While surfing the Internet on Valentine's Day, I came across a love story so poignant that I just have to share it with you. I'm taking really hot and heavy -- as in actual fire. I noticed a banner advertisement for an event in Riyadh, Saudi...