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    Ask Amy: Long-term marriage is lonely, lacks spark

    Dear Amy: I have been married for more than 20 years to a very nice man who is a good father. We generally get along, but we don't have much of a romantic relationship.

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    Ask Amy: Dad's debts litter daughter's property

    ASK DOCTOR K Dear Amy: My father has been living with my fiancé and me for almost two years. The idea was that he would find his own place as soon as he could. We never asked him for anything except to tinker around and fix things around our place.

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    Ask Amy: Funeral director can't bury job frustration

    Dear Amy: I work as a funeral director and embalmer in a small, family run funeral home. I take a lot of pride in my work. I spend countless hours and tons of energy ensuring that every detail of my clients' funerals goes off without a hitch.

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    Ask Amy: New to dating? Take it slow

    Dear Amy: I am a 32-year-old male. I have been in a string of monogamous relationships for the past 18 years, the shortest of which was one year and the longest, ending in divorce two years ago, was 81/2 years. All of my relationships (five in total) were back to back — no courting period, ...

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    Ask Amy: Mother needs to chill out about son's friends

    Dear Amy: My son is in fourth grade. He is involved in a sport each season. Due to the size of the school, he is on teams with the same group of boys over and over.

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    Ask Amy: Single mom worries about ex's family

    Dear Amy: I have a 3-year-old child. During the pregnancy it became very clear I would be a single parent. My ex is not able to provide a stable environment for our daughter. He drinks heavily and involves himself with people who do illegal activities.

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    Ask Amy: Guests' dietary needs try host's patience

    Dear Amy: We recently moved out of state and have an open-door policy, which means a steady flow of visitors. Many of them can barely afford the trip, so we usually pick up food and other costs.

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    Ask Amy: What happens when good men do nothing?

    Dear Amy: Several years ago a co-worker I was friendly with suggested we get together on a day off and barhop, shoot some pool and drink some beer. We met at a bar we both knew about and then left in his car.

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    Ask Amy: Maturity, not age gap, is key to relationship

    Dear Amy: I have a great boyfriend. He's kind, sweet, smart and funny. We love to be together and to talk, just the two of us. When I'm at work and we're apart, I look forward to being with him.

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    Ask Amy: Gossip transforms teacher into terrible teen

    Dear Amy: There is a teacher at the local high school whom I see at many social, school and sport events. She is always telling stories about the students at the school to anyone who will listen. These stories are highly confidential in nature, such as a young adult who was hospitalized for depression...

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