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Updates: “Not My Mother’s Keeper” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from Not My Mother’s Keeper who was feeling pressured by some family members to invite her estranged mother, who physically and [...]

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Updates: “Scared of His Brother” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Scared of His Brother" whose boyfriend wouldn't kick out his violent, alcoholic brother who was staying with them. First of [...]

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Updates: “The Key Problem” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from "The Key Problem" who wrote in last week about her uneasiness with boyfriend's close friendship with his ex-girlfriend, especially how [...]

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Updates: “Stuck in a Limbo Divorce” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from "Stuck in a Limbo Divorce," the 40-something woman who was going through a divorce when she met a man online [...]

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Updates: “Cold Feet Bride” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Cold Feet Bride" whose letter appeared in a shortcuts column last July. Her wedding was a month away and she [...]

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I am currently pregnant with my husband's and my first baby. There is still plenty of time before I have a shower, but I can't really stop myself from thinking about it. I read an idea online of a diaper raffle, which I would like to include. I also have reservations about some of the [...]

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It's Donation Drive time again! For a few days, I'm encouraging readers to contribute and invest in the future of DW. Running this site isn't free (it's not even cheap) and your donation will help cover some of the costs, like a server upgrade that will accommodate DW's growing traffic (and bandwidth needs), tech assistance, [...]

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Updates: “Different Light Needed” Responds

It's Donation Drive time again! For a few days, I'm encouraging readers to contribute and invest in the future of DW. Running this site isn't free (it's not even cheap) and your donation will help cover some of the costs, like a server upgrade that will accommodate DW's growing traffic (and bandwidth needs), tech assistance, [...]

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Updates: “Type A” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Type A" who was tired of what she considered her fiancé's lack of responsibility and was looking forward moving 10 [...]

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Updates: “Not a Secret” Responds (Again)

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from “Not a Secret” whose letter was included in a shortcuts column in 2012. She was recently engaged and feeling anxious [...]

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Updates: “Tired of My Controlling MIL” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Tired of My Controlling MIL" who purchased a house with her fiancé from her soon-to-be in-laws who had a list [...]

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Updates: “Losing Patience” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Losing Patience" a 24-year-old woman with a brain tumor who was disappointed in the lack of support she was receiving [...]

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Updates: “Line in the Sand” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Line in the Sand" who decided on a date she wanted to be living with her boyfriend of six years [...]

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Updates: “A Very Worried Sister” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "A Very Worried Sister" whose father had left the family, her mother was diagnosed with advanced cancer, and her sister [...]

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It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Feeling Anxious About No Endpoint" who had a list of bullet points for why she wasn't ready to commit to [...]

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