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Ask Amy: Reader response regarding ‘ghosting’

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I wrote and sent this to the friend: "Today’s LA Times had a letter from a woman who had lost contact with a friend. (I didn’t write it, but I could have). She didn’t know whether to reach out or just let it go. She was advised to send an email saying 'I think of you often and would love to hear how you are doing. I hope you’ll be in touch.' ”

I got an immediate positive response and a plan for the resumption of our friendship.

Thank you so much for giving me the tools to correct something that had been bothering me for a long time.

– Grateful

Dear Grateful: What a joyful outcome! Thank you for letting us know what worked for you.



(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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