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Emotional affair partner wants 'normalization meetings'

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Wondering: You should treat this relationship as sensitively as your friend regards her various engagements. Drop the friendship, and assure her that she is right in this regard: You will definitely "get over it."

Dear Amy: Oh boy, the question from "Broken Family" really hit home. An alcoholic family member would get drunk and fire off offensive emails late at night.

I used to have a drinking problem, and also considered it a great idea to have three or four drinks and then fire off some toxic emails.

When someone gets a DUI, they will be ordered to get an ignition interlock device, requiring them to blow into a breathalyzer.

How about installing a breathalyzer interlock device on laptops?

That would have saved me, several times.

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Happily, I'm now sober.

-- Celebrating Sobriety

Dear Celebrating: I love your idea. Let's share the patent.


(You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: Readers may send postal mail to Amy Dickinson, c/o Tribune Content Agency, 16650 Westgrove Drive, Suite 175, Addison, Texas, 75001. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or "like" her on Facebook.)


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