Dear Amy: My young daughter recently had a slumber party.
Dear Amy: I am a 61-year-old woman, divorced for years. I have an adult daughter, and a small immediate family.
Dear Amy: I detest the grating, creaking and dragged-out tonal quality of “vocal fry,” as epitomized by the Kardashians’ voices. Not only is this croaking like fingernails on the chalkboard, but it also damages the vocal cords. Why does anyone want to sound like this?
While I’m now happily married to husband No. 2, I began married life with another.
Long before kids did battle on video screens, my generation was facing down opponents through board games. One of the most popular, and cutthroat, was Monopoly. For those not familiar with the joy of Free Parking or the perils of Park Place, here’s a summary: Each player buys properties on the board. A player who lands on another player’s property
Dear Amy: I am a 72-year-old (divorced) man. Four years ago, I met my widowed girlfriend (age, 70). After dating for over a year, she asked me to move in and live with her in her spacious house, where her sister (age, 64) also lives.
Dear Amy: Every year, our aunts, uncles and cousins plan a yearly “European family vacation.”
I had taken a wrong turn. I smiled to myself as I imagined sharing the details of my latest misadventure with Katherine, a dear friend who, along with all the other things we had in common, also had a terrible sense of direction.
Dear Amy: My ex and I have been separated for a year, and divorced for three months. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year.
Dear Amy: I recently found out through a DNA test that the man I thought was my father for more than 60 years is not my biological father. The DNA test also revealed that I have a half-sister.
Dear Amy: My husband and I are new parents of a 5-month-old son. Over a month ago we left the baby with my in-laws for a few hours to have a date night. When we returned that night, my mother-in-law, who was supposed to be the baby's primary caretaker for the evening, was drunk (well past the point of being tipsy).
Have you ever held a belief for a long time — then realized it was untrue?
Dear Amy: I teach an adult education class in a very culturally, racially and ethnically diverse community.
Dear Amy: My mother died 10 years ago. My father, “Lucifer,” started dating “Rebecca” within a week of my mom’s funeral.
Dear Amy: A year after my mother died, I woke up to the sounds of my father and my married aunt (my mother's sister) having sex in the living room.
Back in my business school days, I was asked to solve a problem encountered by a video store. (Yes, it was some time ago).
Dear Amy: My boyfriend of two and a half years told me that he wants to have a “drunken one-night-stand” in Las Vegas.
Dear Amy: My boyfriend “Robby” is a wonderful person. I love him. Both of Robby’s parents are good people, who are very involved in his life.
Dear Amy: We live out of town from our son, daughter-in-law and our three precious grandchildren. We fly to their town monthly to see them.