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By Alma Gill NNPA News Wire Advice Columnist Dear Alma, I found e-mails my wife has been writing to an old boyfriend who’s now in jail. He will be locked up for a long, long time. At first I wasn’t all that concerned, but now Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Ex-Wife Taking Up Too Much Time Dear Alma, My husband was married very young, from the age of 20-22. The marriage was a disaster and they divorced without having a conversation or even seeing each other in court. He Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Mother Made a Mess of Our Family Dear Alma, I am the oldest of my mother’s children and have taken care of our family for most of my life. My mother started having children early, was married and divorced Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Indirectly Subsidizing my Ex Dear Alma,   My wife is vicious with a capital V! We were married for 8 years and over that time had two sons. She did everything imaginable. She lied, stole, manipulated. Here’s a few Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   The Mother Ghost Dear Alma, I have a friend and we’ve known each other most of our lives. We’ve spent many years together going on family vacations, dealing with marriages and divorce. We had children around the same time Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   A Niece with Sticky Fingers Dear Alma,  About six months ago, my sister moved back to our hometown with her daughter, who is 10 years old. They don’t live that far from me, its walking distance. I recently noticed Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Trying to Help Mom Dear Alma, My dad left my mom for another woman. My mother is so sad and I think it’s affecting her health. She was recently on leave from work because she is too sick to go. Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Dealing with an Absentee Mother Dear Alma, My best friend and college roommate grew up without her mother. She was raised by her father and they had a very close relationship. She shared with me that her mother left Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Deciding to Move On Dear Alma, I have been with this person for six years, and we’ve had our up and downs, like any relationship. We are living apart but he still wants us to keep our friendship. I Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   The One that Got Away Dear Alma,  I’ve been married for over 10 years and I’m very happy with my husband and two kids. My husband is very kind to me. My kids are very well behaved and we Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   My Daughter Wants Mom to Walk Her Down Aisle Dear Alma, I was married to my wife for 11 years. During that time we had three children, one daughter and two sons. In my opinion, our relationship deteriorated so Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Few Hang-out Friends Dear Alma, I have a nice majority of friends. However, I hang out mostly with my cousin. I am a year older; she is 18. With this being said, she has friends that are in her Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Answering my Critics Dear Alma, I have worked for a large cleaning company for the past 17 years. Our supervisor recently retired and I was promoted to that job. Once I was promoted, we hired a new guy to Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Long Distant Lover I am a 50-year-old field service engineer who travels 75 percent of the year for work. I love my job and appreciate the opportunity that I am able to travel around the world.  No, I’m not Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Mom’s Friend Turned on Me Dear Alma, My husband was laid off after 16 years on the job. My salary alone wasn’t enough to keep up with the bills, so we decided moving in with my mom was the Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Dear Alma, Ok, I was with a police officer for 10 years. He did some awful things in our relationship. Meaning he cheated on me. A lot of it was through the Internet or through the phone. Meaning he Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Mother Moved in but Won’t Move Out Dear Alma, My mother and I have a decent relationship. She was on drugs when I was growing up, but she’s stopped and is doing fine. She is healthy and able. She Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Should I give my Ex a Break on Support Payment? ‪Dear Alma,  I think I know what I’m going to do but I’m curious as to what you think about my situation. My husband and I were married for Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Wife’s Spending Out of Control Dear Alma, I love my wife and we have a great marriage. She’s beautiful, funny, spontaneous and easy to get along with. I can handle her good and her bad except for one thing. Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   My Husband Holds Grudges Dear Alma, My husband cannot let things go – he holds grudges for way longer than the offense is worth. He brings up things that happened months/years ago to remind me of what he says Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   My Brother’s Non-Breakup Breakup Dear Alma, My brother and his fiancée broke off their engagement, which was a surprise to my whole family. Nobody totally knows the story, but she moved out of his house, unfriended him on Facebook, Read More

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  By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Friend Won’t Let Go of Ex Dear Alma, My friend is a single mother. Her husband left her and their three children to be with a younger woman he had been working with. He said the new woman was Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   No Wedding Invite Dear Alma, A colleague has invited me to her bridal shower, but so far I’ve received no invitation to the wedding. I’ve known for about six months that the wedding would be out of state at Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Need to Move On Dear Alma, I have been with this person for six years, and we’ve had our up and downs, like any relationship. We are living apart but he still wants us to keep our friendship. I don’t, Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Hello Ms. Alma, I need advice. I have been married to my husband for over year. I love him dearly but he constantly likes to wait until the last minute to take care of business. This really upsets and bothers Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist My Husband Stole from Church Dear Alma, My husband and I have been faithful servants in our church for over 20 years. I am on the Usher Board, Woman’s Day committee and we participate in the Married Couples Ministry (MCM). Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Can’t Get Friendship Back to Normal I have been best friends with the same person for the past 10 years. We always got along and never got into any major arguments. About 8 months ago we started working in the Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Guns and Kids Dear Alma, My college roommate came to visit my husband and me and our new baby. She lives in another state. My husband has a daughter from a previous relationship, she’s seven. She spends every other weekend Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Attitude and Temper from My 3-Year-Old Dear Alma, Help Needed! I’m a single dad. I have full custody of our 3-year old-daughter, and I need your advice. Every time I get my daughter back from her mom, I get nothing Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Apart While Being Together Dear Alma, My husband and I have been married for over 25 years. We’re both in our late 50s. On the outside looking in, we’re a church going happy couple, but the reality is, we’re Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Affair with a Coworker Dear Alma, I had an affair with a coworker that led to the demise of my marriage. Biggest mistake of my life. I feel as though I am getting the short end of the stick Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Dear Alma, My stepson, who I adore and have known most of his life, is getting married next summer. I love him and love the girl he is getting married to. Here is my problem. There is bad blood between Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Our Girlfriend Doesn’t Get It Dear Alma: Within my group of friends, I have a female friend who likes a male friend who is also within the group. The female recently joined the group, but the male has been around Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist Reverend Needs Heavenly Advice Dear Alma, My brother in-law is a minister, but he’s also an oblivious, self-centered fool. At Christmas, he irritates people by doing things like sitting in my 94-year-old mother’s favorite chair and acts hurt when we Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   My Ex-Girlfriend  is Mom’s New Daughter Dear Alma, Help! My mother loves my ex-girlfriend. She treats her like a daughter. It makes sense when you consider the fact that my mom and sister hate each other and haven’t been Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   To Tell or Not to Tell Hi, Alma, The mom of one of my 10-year-old daughter’s friends confided in me that her husband had been physically and verbally abusive to her several times. (Unfortunately, as many people do in Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Inviting His Former In-Laws to Our Wedding Dear Alma, I am having my second marriage. My fiancé and I are in our early 40s. His first wife died and he has been raising their 14-year-old daughter as a single Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   He Won’t Let Me Visit his House Dear Alma, I have been dating “David” for over eight months, but I have never been to his house. Every time I bring it up, he changes the subject or comes up with Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Dear Alma, I am a 25-year-old man. I consider myself very nice and caring. I live with a woman I met in February of this year. Things do not seem to be working out. I feel that I have been Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist  Should I Get Involved or Mind my Business? Dear Alma, A male friend of mine moved to my city for a 6-month work assignment. To welcome him to the area, I took him to dinner and introduced him to my local Read More