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Continued: Ask Amy: Sisterly excursion leads to sibling excursion

I want to get past this but don’t know how. We talk and then it’s good for a few weeks and then back to the same.

Is it crazy to stay with him and try to get past this or should I leave him?

Amy says: If your fighting is escalating and your peaceful times diminishing, you should separate in order to get a bead on what you really want, and see if you — and he — are both motivated and capable of committing to the hard work of changing. A professional counselor can help.

Sometimes the only way to truly “get past” a relationship that has grown toxic is to look at it through the rear-view mirror as you ease on down the road.

Train wreck ahead

Dear Amy: How about that letter from the woman who was prepared to turn her life upside down after knowing a guy for a month.

I think you called it right: He’s a liar. She’s a mark. What could she possibly be thinking?

Amy says: If people thought more, we’d all have less to amuse us.

Send questions via e-mail to Amy Dickinson at askamy@tribune.com.

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