Advice

Ask Alma: Taking care elderly parents taking a toll

Ask Alma: Taking care elderly parents taking a toll

| November 3, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I am a 64 year-old divorced woman who lives with my father. Some years ago, when my marriage fell apart, and Mom was diagnosed with dementia, I moved back home to help my dad with her. I was also working part-time, so I couldn’t afford my own […]

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Ask Alma: I hooked my friend up with a job and friend complains about it on Facebook

Ask Alma: I hooked my friend up with a job and friend complains about it on Facebook

| October 28, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I have a friend that shares everything in their life on Facebook. This friend’s car has broken down on several occasions, with the latest repair costing $2,700; this friend also seems to have many issues with landlords and significant others. Despite my friend’s personal trials, they have […]

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ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

| October 17, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. […]

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Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

Ask Alma: My friend wants me to hire her cousin

| October 14, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I have a friend who knows I am hiring people to fix up my house and she keeps suggesting that I hire her cousin. I have hired workers in the past and prefer to keep using them. There’s one particular project, however, that she’s really pushing […]

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Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

| October 12, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m going through an extremely difficult time with my son, his girlfriend and her mom. They all live in my house with their two children. The problem is that they live with me at my expense—room and board, electricity, water, cable and gas. The two ladies refuse […]

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ASK ALMA: My co-worker stole my idea. What should I do?

ASK ALMA: My co-worker stole my idea. What should I do?

| October 7, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, During a team meeting at work, I came up with an idea to better assist our members and increase membership. Later while sitting in my cubicle, our boss came over and complimented my co-worker on submitting such a great idea. I was shocked, I couldn’t believe he […]

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ASK ALMA: I moved in with my boyfriend and his wife—now I’m pregnant

ASK ALMA: I moved in with my boyfriend and his wife—now I’m pregnant

| October 5, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, I really enjoy your column and I could really use some advice. I’ll try to keep this short. I had a long-term relationship and we broke up and he moved to a new state. After three years, we started talking again on Facebook and then one thing […]

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Ask Alma: My boyfriend’s sister throwing major shade

Ask Alma: My boyfriend’s sister throwing major shade

| April 4, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m in my 50s, twice divorced, with no children. I have a demanding job that keeps me busy and seriously disrupts my social life. I’ve been dating a man I met in the office. Things are going really well and we agreed to take the next […]

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Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

Ask Alma: Reader responds to ‘no good deed’ column

| March 16, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, Love your column!! However, I was a little concerned about the advice that you gave to “No Good Deed” about the worker who donated her time off to one of her co-workers, who claimed that her sister had died. If there is a possibility that the […]

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Ask Alma: We need more space but my husband won’t move

Ask Alma: We need more space but my husband won’t move

| March 11, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I read your column every week and could really use your advice. I want to move, but my husband won’t budge. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. We have money; both of us are gainfully employed making over $100,000 a year. We have a substantial savings […]

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