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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 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 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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Ask Alma: My wife walked out on me, now she needs my help

Ask Alma: My wife walked out on me, now she needs my help

| February 12, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, My wife is vicious with a capital “V!” We were married for eight years and over that time had two sons. She did everything imaginable. She lied to me, stole from me and manipulated me. Here are a few examples: She stole money from her employer, […]

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Ask Alma: My coworker lied about her ‘dead sister’ to get time off

Ask Alma: My coworker lied about her ‘dead sister’ to get time off

| January 26, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I work with a woman who came to work and said her sister died. She didn’t have enough time off so I and another woman donated time to her so she could take off for the funeral and still be paid. To make this long story […]

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Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

| July 22, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I work in a small accounting office of 16 people. We sit in cubicles very close to one another and we have more men than women. This is important to share as I explain my situation: I have a problem with one of my co-workers. She’s […]

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Ask Alma: My friend invites her mother everywhere we go

Ask Alma: My friend invites her mother everywhere we go

| June 16, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, My friend of over 15 years recently made the decision it was time for her and her mother to live together again. After her father died, her mom never could really handle remaining in the childhood home and all the responsibilities that go along with it, […]

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