'Dear GMA' Entry: Are You Our Next Advice Guru?

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"Good Morning America" is launching a nationwide search for a 21st century Advice Guru.

This is a full time, on-air position at "GMA." You could sit next to George and Robin and be a part of the "GMA" Team!

Over the next few weeks, we'll be featuring some of your entries on the website.

Check out this one from Amy Olsen of Louisville, Kentucky.

What's the best advice you have ever given? What was the result?

I encouraged someone to break-up with her boyfriend and see what the world had to offer. She did, and explored new adventures that he would not "allow" her to see.

What would you tell his person: "Whenever there is an issue between my mother-in-law and me, my husband refuses to stand up for me. How do I get him to value our relationship more than the one with his mother?

Gently remind your husband that he married YOU, NOT his mother. Tell him you need his support. Then, stop nagging. Complaining about his mother will not help. Save your complaints for when you really need them, and your husband will take them more seriously.

What would you tell this person: "While cleaning my son's room, I accidentally saw on his Facebook page threatening remarks from his friends. I fear he's being bullied. What should I do?"

First, talk to your son. Keep the communication open and make him feel safe to tell you anything. Then, go to the necessary authorities (parents of the "bullies", school, police). Finally, get some counseling for your child to help with his self-esteem/anger issues.

What would you tell this person: "My boss keeps taking credit for my ideas. What should I do?"

If it is really bothering you, talk to your boss in private. Simply ask why he/she has been taking credit for your ideas and then wait for a response. Don't say another word, just let them respond. As the old saying goes, "He who speaks first loses."

'Dear GMA': Featured Submission


At nine years of age, I started reading Dear Abby in my local Ottumwa, Iowa newspaper. I was hooked on every aspect of the column. I would read the column, and imagine growing up and one day becoming Dear Abby. After all, Dear Abby was living proof that big things did happen to girls who were born in Iowa. Once my teens years hit the phone rang off the hook with advice questions for me. These questions ranged from should I date so-and-so to should I run away? Now, I am a preschool teacher working in a private school in Louisville, KY and the questions keep coming...should I send my child to preschool, should I divorce, should I take my child to church? To be honest, the answers come easily for me, as I answer from my heart. I am a foster mother. I foster babies who are born to women in prison. The inmates ask me for LOTS of advice and I do my best to help them. My husband encouraged me to apply for this position. I think he would secretly like me to get paid for all the advice I give. Please consider me for the job. You could make an Iowa girl's dream come true! Signed, Dear Amy