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Ask Amy: Imitation is more annoying than flattering

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: “Seething Sister” had a brother who continued to “correct” and bully her through social media because of her sexuality.

I am very disappointed that you didn’t tell her to completely cut out this relationship.

— Disappointed

Dear Disappointed: “Seething Sister” claimed that she was considering complete estrangement from her brother. I suggested that disengaging from him on social media might be enough.



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