Amy Dickinson, Washington Post

Amy Dickinson

Washington Post

Freeville, NY, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Ask Amy: We’re uncomfortable around our neighbor who won’t stop hugging

Letter writer doesn’t know how to deal with a neighbor who loves to hug. → Read More

Ask Amy: Engaged man’s fiancée spends her overnight hours with her former significant other

... she told me there are no feelings or intimacy between them – and I believe that. → Read More

Ask Amy: We’re engaged, but she still sleeps in the same bed as her kids’ dad

Is this letter writer a fool for proposing to a woman who still lives with and sleeps in the same bed as her kids’ dad? → Read More

Ask Amy: Mother is irked that guest at her daughter’s wedding didn’t leave a gift

Should she just let this go, or is there a diplomatic way of addressing this? → Read More

Ask Amy: My harsh parenting decisions led to my son’s adult rage toward me

She regrets her harsh discipline as a parent and wonders how to get her adult son to be nicer to her. → Read More

Ask Amy: 20 years after my infidelity, I still can’t forgive myself

Letter writer still struggles with guilt over an affair they had 20 years ago. → Read More

Ask Amy: Teen girl is spiraling about her lack of relationship experience

High school junior is frustrated about her lack of relationship experience. → Read More

Ask Amy: Grandma worries about parents allowing teen to drink at home

Her teen grandson is allowed to drink alcohol at home, but she is worried it is a bad idea. → Read More

Ask Amy: Most of the time when my husband watches the kids, he’s on his phone

... he holds (our 11-month-old) by the arm as he walks with his eyes glued to his other hand, which is holding the phone. → Read More

Ask Amy: Dad is always on his phone when he is with the kids

Dad is always on his phone when with his kids, but he still wants free time. → Read More

Ask Amy: How do I ask my daughter to respond to my texts?

A letter-writer has an adult daughter who never answers texts. → Read More

Ask Amy: A friend told me in a very hurtful way that he and his wife wouldn’t attend my destination wedding

... he stated my wedding was a major inconvenience to them with all of the delays, and that they had other priorities in life ... → Read More

Ask Amy: Stylist’s client is concerned about suspicious bruises

... she explained she was hit by a ball during a softball game. I believed her. ... she again had facial bruises and said she tripped over her little boy. → Read More

Ask Amy: I’m worried about my hairstylist who often has facial bruises

The letter writer can’t help but notice their hair stylist always has a new bruise. → Read More

Ask Amy: I have a friend who is kind, but who lacks any sort of coping skills and it’s exhausting

If something breaks at her house and she has to spend money, she becomes very dramatic and acts like it’s the end of the world. → Read More

Ask Amy: I don’t appreciate when couples in our progressive dinner groups want to include outsiders

If I am the main dish house, I get bent out of shape since I’m feeding strangers and they only bring the salad. → Read More

Ask Amy: Neighbors keep asking to invite others to our progressive dinners

The letter writer doesn’t want more couples invited to their neighborly dinner parties. → Read More

Ask Amy: Neither of us wanted a live-in or ‘permanent’ relationship, now she’s flipped the script

After a couple of months, she started to express disappointment that I won’t go to her friends’ dinner parties, group functions and outings. → Read More

Ask Amy: Niece invites cousin to wedding ceremony but not reception

A letter writer’s niece is allowing kids at the wedding ceremony but not at the reception. → Read More

Ask Amy: My wife’s ex buys her expensive gifts and it really bothers me ... am I being too uptight?

He gets her very expensive gifts for Christmas, her birthday or “just because.” → Read More