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Ask Amy: This woman’s place is in the home – alone!

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Healthier: Knowing the truth also enables a couple to work on repairing a marriage. Many relationships do survive infidelity.

Dear Amy: Recently, a mother-in-law (“Mom”) griped about her daughters-in-law, saying that one of these women was a “sassy” and the other was a “slob.”

I wish that you had pointed out that the daughter-in-law who is a slob at home is married to a man (her son!) who could certainly clean up their house if he wanted to.

– Disappointed

Dear Disappointed: Absolutely. This particular mother-in-law sounded like a nightmare.



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