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Ask Amy: Conflict aversion leads to tough breakup

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My point is that you put yourself at far greater risk gathering for an indoor meal with 20 other people, than by consuming a casserole after your mother-in-law had poked her finger into it.

As you know, this virus is spread through respiration, not through someone else’s dirty fingers.

It’s like that classic scene from the movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The two characters are chased to the edge of a cliff, with no choice but to jump into raging water.

Sundance admits: “I can’t swim!”

Butch says, “Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill ya!”

You should get tested for COVID as soon as possible.

Dear Amy: Responding to the heartbreaking question from “Feeling Lost in Cheyenne,” who had recently been through a miscarriage, thank you for sharing your own experience. I believe it really helps to talk with others who have been through this.


My local hospital held an in-person support group. Attending meetings helped me so much.

— Grateful

Dear Grateful: Online support groups are also extremely helpful.


(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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