Life Advice



Controlling sister-in-law makes a splash at the lake

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

First, I think you should ask, "Do you realize you have been on your phone the majority of the time we've been together? I feel invisible." And then I think you should limit your exposure to them.

Dear Amy: Regarding sharing personal news on social media, about five years ago, my sister received a congratulatory phone call from a friend. The friend exclaimed, "I see Rick is getting married!" Rick is her son.

So she called Rick and asked him why he didn't tell her and her husband, and Rick's response was, "But Mom, I posted it on Facebook!"

I still think that's funny.

-- Chuckling Aunt


Dear Aunt: This strikes me as more sad than funny.


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