Amy Dickinson

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Ask Amy: Young relative does poor job at home repair

He means well, but he’s no Bob Vila. Now his mother is pressuring her to let him “help” her with more work.

Ask Amy: Sister’s gossip creates rift between siblings

Her schizophrenic sister repeats negative remarks her brother makes; Amy urges a grain-of-salt approach.

Ask Amy: When should she leave her abusive partner?

Amy urges her to act fast. The longer she waits, the more diminished she will feel.

Ask Amy: Not for kids: Childhood sex takes hefty toll

A woman and her brother acted out after being steeped in sexually inappropriate messages as children.