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Amy Dickinson

  • Single parenthood is hard, but it's simple too. You just do everything yourself.

  • When you're a single parent, you're often lonely, yet seldom alone. There is no backup ... It is mothering without a net.

  • We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.

  • Belying the stereotype of the cat as a finicky, careful eater, ours was a Hoover in a cat suit with no culinary standards.

  • ... history will overtake the narrowminded. And their views will either grow or they will be left behind.

    • Amy Dickinson,
    • "Ask Amy" syndicated column ()
  • Friends tell the truth to one another. Friends don't slam the door to correction or reflection when it is offered with affection.

    • Amy Dickinson,
    • "Ask Amy" syndicated column ()
  • Unsolicited advice is always self-serving.

    • Amy Dickinson
  • We human beings are definitely capable of loving more than one person, but it seems to go more smoothly if we don't love more than one person at a time.

    • Amy Dickinson
  • When someone repeatedly insists that something isn't true, it increases the likelihood that it is.

    • Amy Dickinson
  • You have to live by your own standards; it is not always wise, or kind, to insist that others must.

    • Amy Dickinson,
    • syndicated column, Ask Amy ()

Amy Dickinson, U.S. writer, "Ask Amy" columnist