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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Can’t Stand My Niece Dear Alma, I can’t stand my niece and it’s my sister’s fault. She made her daughter this way. Since the day her daughter was born, my sister has kissed the ground she walks on. My 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   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   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   A Dangerous Sister Act Dear Alma, My sister and I are very close. We’re only three years apart. Although not roommates, we do everything together. She’s a free spirit, college professor and lives well. I am a government employee Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   My Niece Didn’t Invite Me to Her Wedding Dear Alma, I have never been this shocked and pissed all at the same time. My niece must be trippin! She has got to be crazy! I just received a group Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   My Daddy is Having a Baby with a Young Thang  Dear Alma,  My 59-year-old father may have conceived a child with his 28-year-old girlfriend. I say “may” because his girlfriend sleeps around, and everybody in town knows it. My Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Marrying my Fiancé Children Dear Alma, I’m getting married in two months and the mother of his children is giving me hell. One day she says the kids (ages 6 and 12) can be in the wedding and the 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   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   A Tough Call Dear Alma, I’m friends with my next door neighbor. She’s not my BFF, but we hang from time to time. Her husband is in the military and she doesn’t have family in the area. She and 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 How Can I Dump my Sister? Hey Ms. Alma, I’m getting married and I want everything to be perfect. We’re getting married at my childhood church and I got the reception hall I wanted. Everything is falling into place perfectly 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 Not Speaking to My Brother Dear Alma, I cannot speak to my brother and I don’t know if I ever will again. The night our Dad died I called him to tell him and asked him to meet me at 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 Little Brother Working My Last Nerve Dear Alma, My little brother is getting on my last nerve. He is 32 and can’t seem to get it together. He is always calling me telling me how his water is about to Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist My Sister’s Risky Behavior Dear Alma, My sister and I are very close. We’re only three years apart. Although not roommates we do everything together. She’s a free spirit, college professor and lives well. I am a government employee that Read More

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By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Making a Difference Between the Grandkids Dear Alma, My husband and I are educated and very successful in our careers. We have been married for 10 years. I had a daughter when I was young, before I got married. 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