They go on “sales calls” for hours and hours every few days. Not once have they brought back a lead. When I go on a sales call, I am mandated to file a report and do follow-up.
My family tries to be close, but when it comes to me (the youngest) and my oldest sister (eight years older), we just don’t click. I will be civil, but I don’t feel we can be regular friends. Should I keep trying? I just don’t see the point.
She just revealed to me that on several occasions during her visitation with him, she has asked a friend’s parents to pick her up and sleep over at their house out of fear of her father.
He admitted it and he said that he is wrong for doing this. My problem is that now I can’t look at him. I keep thinking about what he did to me.
Ideally, it would be great to meet someone who is at a similar place in their life as I am with mine, but I wonder, at this age in my life and given the length of time I’ve been single, am I asking too much?
Dear Amy: We are an older, retired couple living in a townhouse condominium complex.
I don’t feel entitled to his money. I don’t care if I get the money or not. I am more worried about my mother. She lives on a very meager income, and I know she was counting on the inheritance from her father so she could think about retiring herself.
Dear Amy: I love my job and career.
The sun rises and sets on my husband's older brother, in spite of failure after failure. Their mom is constantly bailing him out.
She left home before she turned 16. I’ve seen her maybe five times in 15 years. She is a virtual stranger to me, and I feel that my efforts are useless.
Our only daughter, who is due to marry a very decent guy, is a perfect clone of my wife. She demonstrates ALL of the abusive behaviors, exactly like my spouse.
She thinks she’s dispensing valuable insights, but her comments are often tactless and insulting.
She is probably his closest friend. The problem is that she refuses to meet me, or to include me in any social activities they engage in.
I have nothing to hide, but am increasingly annoyed that my own actions are being tracked. He’s micromanaging me from afar!
My husband and I have been together for 11 years now, and it still feels like we’re honeymooning. The problem? I’m terrified that something is going to happen to him.
Recently she asked me to do a final walk-through with clients before closing on a piece of property. I am not a Realtor and I do not work in real estate. I feel it is unprofessional, but I don’t want to hurt her.
Should I just let them do a good deed for their father without interfering?
If me or my mother are at all “disruptive” by cooking dinner, he will berate us — yelling and cursing.
The siblings are close and have a strong bond. They all love their father.
I want to cut him out of my life completely, because I’m just so sick of having to tolerate all of his bad behavior. At the same time, I feel guilt and an obligation to talk to him because he lives alone and only talks to a couple of people.
My husband and I separated a while back because he had an affair and left me for another woman. He hasn’t seen or spoken to our sons in over a month.
Do we need to just make the choice between uncomfortable arrangements and uncomfortable arguments?
I believe that my wife should let her cousins know. If it was me, I would want to know if my father had sired another child and that I have a half-sibling out there. My wife feels just the opposite, and will not tell them.
Their family believes they might have had one of the longest marriages of any couple with Down syndrome. And one of the happiest marriages of anyone — with Down syndrome or without.
The man Abby fell in love with was gone, though his heart was still beating. When her husband finally woke up, he couldn't speak or walk. Even after relearning those skills, he wouldn't be the same. And neither would she.