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Dad wants new wife and kids to meet

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

-- Worried Pilot's Wife

Dear Worried: According to the National Safety Council (, an estimated 1.6 million car crashes were caused by texting in 2017.

How many major airlines experienced crashes in 2017?


Your husband is presumably a data guy. Point him toward the data and ask him to treat his family members like the precious cargo you are.

Dear Amy: "Anguished Mother" reported that a stranger approached her young adopted son and suggested DNA testing for the boy.

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I would not have believed this, except I am the parent of an adopted child of a different race. You would NOT believe the things strangers say to us!

-- Been There

Dear Been There: I'm in the same boat. And yes, I would believe it.


(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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