• Perspective

The negativity is starting to rub off on reader.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 10 hours ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Pregnant reader wants to bring up the topic with her brother and his partner.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 1 day ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader wonders whether she should stay to see if partner works things out with his wife.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 2 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Co-hosts took home food they didn’t provide.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 3 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader wonders whether she should cut off contact.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 4 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Adult reader is saddened by not being able to have any one-on-one time with Mom.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 5 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader’s mother offered to buy the family a house and then kept changing the plan.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • 6 days ago
  • ·
  • Perspective

Stepchildren don’t like the proposed arrangement though.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 7
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader wants to hide embarrassing situation from husband, who has had his own secrets.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 6
  • ·
  • Perspective

Dad entrusts ring to one daughter, but her sister has other plans.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 5
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader hears couple disparaging their son and wants to intervene.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 4
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader was abused for years and wants help with self-forgiveness.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 3
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader wants to be closer to a guy there but would need to drop out of college.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 2
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader watched 3 pooches for her son’s family. Now they won’t take in her 1 cat.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Aug 1
  • ·
  • Perspective

Only child seems to encourage arguments among friends.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Jul 31
  • ·
  • Perspective

Odd behavior — including stealing — makes reader want to keep grandkids away from her.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Jul 30
  • ·
  • Perspective

She loves her partner but can’t stand his son from a previous relationship.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Jul 29
  • ·
  • Perspective

Online dating resulted in 8-year relationship, but reader felt the process was terrible.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Jul 28
  • ·
  • Perspective

Husband’s longtime outbursts leave wife thinking he doesn’t love, or even like, her

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Jul 27
  • ·
  • Perspective

Reader wonders whether they should be given heads- up about visiting black friend.

  • Amy Dickinson
  • ·
  • Jul 26
  • ·
Load More
Most Read Lifestyle
subscribe
The story must be told.
Subscribe to The Washington Post

lifestyle

advice

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters