Advice

Looking for some advice on love, family, life? Here are tips from the Star Tribune's experts.

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November 10

Ask Amy: Reunion brings on fantasy and possible forgiveness

Dear Amy: My 45th college reunion is coming up. I met “Jill” our freshman year. We became friends immediately. We had a great platonic…
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November 10

Are fake 'service animals' in stores your pet peeve?

Before you starting telling the owners off, consider whether you're making false assumptions.
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November 6

Ask Amy: Mom's doggy day care raises hackles

Dear Amy: I recently moved in with my boyfriend. His mother, “Betty,” comes to the house every day while we are at work and…
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November 3

Hax: Spouse's dad and mom are mostly mum

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My spouse and his parents seem to have a huge rift when it comes to communication —…
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November 3

Ask Amy: Neglected dogs leave neighbors barking mad

Dear Amy: My wife and I have lived in a quiet neighborhood for 22 years. Four months ago, new neighbors moved in. Over the…
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November 3

Does host need to tell dinner guests to wash their hands?

Unused hand towels at party lead to unappetizing conclusion.
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October 30

Ask Amy: Parent wants in-laws to finance kids' college education

Dear Amy: My husband and I have three college-age children. All are good students who attend flagship state universities. We own our own home…
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October 27

Ask Amy: Couple can't agree about parenting their nephew

Dear Amy: My husband and I are raising our nephew, who is 15. He has lied to us many times and often completely disregards…
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October 26

You weren't invited to the party? Here's how to respond

The problem: A work colleague had a special birthday. She has many friends outside the office, so I didn’t think anything of it. Afterward, a…
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October 23

Is it OK to put your dog's poop in someone else's garbage can?

It isn't really a legal issue, since it's unlikely you'll get sued, but it is a good-neighbor issue.
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October 23

Ask Amy: Costume wouldn't be appropriate; it would be appropriation

Dear Amy: I am not from India, but I had a traditional Indian shirt, called a kurta, made when I was invited to an…
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October 20

Hax: Faith differences a deal-breaker?

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I am agnostic, but my boyfriend is religious. He has recently become more devoted to his religion…
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October 20

Ask Amy: Brother likes to 'antagonize' others with extremist views

Dear Amy: Last year my adult brother openly declared his affiliation with an extremist political group and has taken to attacking members of my…
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October 19

Ask Amy: Sudden plan to move ties partner in knots

Dear Amy: A few days ago, I found out that my girlfriend of 10 months has applied for a work visa to Canada, and…
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October 17

Ask Amy: She's looking for love but can't find it

Dear Amy: I’m a 28-year-old woman who has been trying to find love for her entire life, but no luck! I’ve been trying online…
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October 17

Hax: Grandparents are called too involved

How to step back and see things from your children's viewpoint.
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October 13

Hax: On 'permission' to marry someone

Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Dear Carolyn: I plan to ask my girlfriend’s father for permission to marry his daughter. How early is…
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October 13

Ask Amy: Friendship triangle leads to non-negotiables

Dear Amy: I’m in trouble with my best friend of nine years, and my girlfriend of 13 months. My best friend, “Tony,” sent some…
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October 13

Ask Amy: Newlywed wonders if there are weekends on the ranch

Dear Amy: My husband and I were married only three months ago. We are both in our 60s and dated for three years. My…
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October 12

Dad has Alzheimer's, and kids made excuses not to attend family picnic

Are they self-absorbed, or is something else going on?
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October 12

Hax: Accept him, then see if love is in the air

Dear Carolyn: I’ve been dating “Z” off and on for 2½ years. He is 39 and never had a serious relationship before; I’m 33 and…
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October 11

Ask Amy: Father's a user, son is an enabler

Dear Amy: I’ve been dating a wonderful man, “Don,” for a year, and am worried that he is being used by his father, “Don…
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October 10

Hax: Her devotion to dog seems 'crazy' to him

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend is crazy (maybe literally?) about her dog. “Amy” and I are both 32 and have…
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October 9

Ask Amy: Grandparents aren't helping as much as they say they are

Dear Amy: My parents and my wife’s parents both live 20 minutes from us. Both sets of parents moved to be close to us.…
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October 6

What's the verdict on obnoxious judge?

Family's behavior at lake home disturbs neighbors.
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