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  • Ask Amy: Manipulative mom tests notion of normalcy

    Dear Amy: My mother is very manipulative and controlling. Her moods swing at the drop of a hat and she can be very cruel (i.e. making fun of my 10-year-old niece when she started crying for her parents), to the point that none of her grandchildren...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberal Americans

    You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is...
  • Ask Amy: Mom disses dad in front of kids

    Ask Amy: Mom disses dad in front of kids
    Dear Amy: My wife and I have been married for more than 25 years. During that time we have had our share of marital issues, mostly related to our finances. Although we are very comfortable, my wife makes more money than I do, and it has always been a...
  • Helping parents is good business

    The term "work/life balance" has become ubiquitous, yet most American workers remain decidedly unbalanced. That's not to say there aren't companies doing the right thing by offering employees flexibility, paid leave and other accommodations. Those are...
  • Ask Amy: Jewish family receives Mass cards

    Dear Amy: My sister-in-law has been sending cards for "The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass" to our Jewish family for holidays. She sent one to my 11-year-old son for his birthday. Fortunately, I had a feeling it might be something like this and opened it...
  • Ask Amy: Wife's snooping a problem

    Dear Amy: I have never had reason to be concerned about my husband's fidelity, but a single event has got me worried, and I need your advice. Last week I sat next to him, grabbed his cellphone and punched in the password (I know the password because I...
  • Ask Amy: Daughter worries about dad's unhealthy eating

    Ask Amy: Daughter worries about dad's unhealthy eating
    Dear Amy: I'm a 16-year-old girl. I'm worried about my dad. I think he may have an eating disorder (most likely anorexia). He eats very little, often just an apple for dinner, logs his calories and often does high-intensity workouts. He's worried about...
  • Ask Amy: Farmer's dirty hands bother girlfriend

    Ask Amy: Farmer's dirty hands bother girlfriend
    Dear Amy: I'm in a long-term relationship with a man who lives on a farm. He's wonderful, but he has some rough edges, most of which I'm OK with. The one thing I can't accept (and he seems to think it is just silly quibbling) is his dirty hands and...
  • Ask Amy: Frenemies on vacation

    Ask Amy: Frenemies on vacation
    Dear Amy: A group of "frenemies' recently went on a trip together. I wasn't invited and didn't have any expectation of an invitation. During their trip, someone in the group took a picture of them doing their thing with what they considered a funny...
  • Ask Amy: Troubled times may call for trial separation

    Ask Amy: Troubled times may call for trial separation
    Dear Amy: I am at the end of my rope. We have an 11-year-old son with ADHD who can be very challenging. When our son is being difficult my husband intimidates and antagonizes, yells obscenities and sometimes hits or kicks him unless I intervene....
  • Ask Amy: Family fights over deceased woman's possessions

    Ask Amy: Family fights over deceased woman's possessions
    Dear Amy: My husband and I were the primary caregivers for my mother-in-law. His sister moved out of state and came for visits during the summer and the holidays, but would not help with the care of her mother. We were the ones who fielded emergency...