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Ask Amy: Age discrimination is no laughing matter

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: “Bewildered” reported that DNA testing revealed half-siblings.

I uncovered a half sibling from DNA testing, too. She happened to be from my father's first and most devastating affair (he left my mother with little kids, coming back to the family months later).

One of my siblings thought our mother should be told, and it plunged her into a deep depression.

While I was happy to give my half-sister what she longed for, I regret not being able to control who was told.

– Regretful


Dear Regretful: This is a life-changing disclosure, and it should be treated as such – extremely carefully.


(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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