Dear Amy: I’m a single woman with three children, ages 9, 16 and 24.
Dear Amy: I am getting married in August to an incredible guy. He’s kind, patient, hardworking, fun-loving, and we have a common picture of our future. The only problem is his family.
Dear Amy: My fiance has asthma. I have reoccurring bronchitis, due to complications from emergency lung surgery. We are both in our late-20s. Because of those pre-existing conditions, we have been taking our state’s stay-at-home order seriously. We’re not scared — just cautious. We wear mask…
Dear Amy: I’ve been with “Brad” for six years (we’re in our 50s, both divorced). Six months before he moved into my house, he lost his job. He wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. Somewhat against my better judgment, I let him move in, with the understanding that he would get back to work …
Dear Amy: When my son, “Steven,” came out (a few years ago), I struggled at first. All I want is for him to be in a happy, secure, fulfilling relationship with someone (of whatever gender).
Dear Amy: About a month ago, at the start of the pandemic restrictions in our area, I was talking with my brother by phone and he voiced concern about my husband’s work, which he believed might expose our mother to the COVID virus.
Dear Amy: I am a separated, 63-year-old retiree. My 29-year-old daughter lives at home. She has a half-sister and a father she doesn’t see very often (her preference).
Dear Amy: I am 63 and my husband (of six years) is 67. He drinks every night. Most nights he drinks to the point of stumbling, and not recalling what he says or does.
Dear Amy: My husband and I have been together for about 10 years. Ever since having our son four years ago, the thought of physical contact with him makes me cringe. He’s a good-looking man, a great dad, and a hard worker, but something about him makes me not want to be intimate with him.
Dear Amy: Because COVID-19 has caused universities to close, my boyfriend’s sister, “C,” has moved into the house with us until further notice (perhaps until the university reopens in the fall).
Dear Amy: My mother-in-law recently asked if she could take our kids for the day. My husband and I were nervous about this, due to the COVID pandemic. but we relented — with the clear understanding that our kids would not have ANY contact with their cousins (their father is a medic and IS in…
Dear Amy: I have a 3-year-old son. His father and I separated when he was a baby, but we have a good co-parenting relationship. We’ve never had any problems with this arrangement. My son sees his father nearly every day, and this is how we both like it.
Dear Amy: I see my adult niece once or twice a year. She has had different diagnoses for mental illness through the years, including depression and bipolar disorder.
Dear Amy: I have five young sons. Everywhere I go, people ask me if I’m “done having kids” or if I’m “going to try for a girl.” I get these questions from friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers.
Dear Amy: I raised my son as a single parent. He was a very bright student studying abroad when he started practicing voyeurism. He graduated to taking photos of unsuspecting women in compromising situations.
Dear Amy: My mom has gotten very political over the last four years. She posts up to 25 articles a day on social media, each one containing commentary about how deranged, stupid, unethical, and/or ignorant the other side is.
Dear Amy: A friend has been living in my very small Los Angeles guesthouse for the past three months. She pays no rent. She really offers nothing.
Dear Amy: My daughter is disabled. She is unable to do much for herself, and needs an aide to help her with everything — including going to the gym. She loves going, but needs help getting onto/out of the equipment and cleaning the equipment after use.
Dear Amy: My daughter, “Lauren,” is in her early 30s and has had a handful of long-term, serious relationships over the years with young men. These relationships didn’t work out for various reasons