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A reader asks who Mother's Day is really celebrating; another answers the question of how to address a divorced woman More

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A reader who was contacted by a collections agency regarding her financially irresponsible brother asks if it's okay to confront him about his lifestyle. More

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A reader asks for advice on how to approach her daughter and son-in-law about cleaning their house which is filty and filled with broken appliances because of the couple's dogs. More

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A mother asks if its okay to "cut the cord" with her college-aged daughter whom she supports and not pay the girl's way on the family vacation. More

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A reader asks for advice about how to address a couple who are "good people to people" yet bad stewards of the environment. More

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If you've ever wondered how Amy Dickinson knows what she knows about life and ettiquette, the advice columnists recommends reading her new book, The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, Daughter and the Town That Raised Them, which is about her experiences as a single mom. More

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A reader who wishes to have nothing to do with her deadbeat ex husband asks for advice on how to handle him now that he's shown back up and is being accepted back into the lives of his children. More

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  A reader complains that his former sister-in-law, whom he calls "a very nice person," won't drop their family surname even though his brother and her divorced last year.  More

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A single mom writes about her boyfriend of three years who has stopped being affectionate, helping around the house and acts angry when she asks him if everything is okay. More

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A man who forgot his 18th wedding anniversary asks if his wife is also in the wrong for letting the entire day go by before mentioning his plunder. More
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