Ask Amy: Dating apps beget ‘situationship’
When the pandemic began, I texted him to check in and make sure he was OK and received nothing back.
I honestly worry about something happening to him before we can at least talk.
It would destroy me if anything happened to him.
I definitely enjoy my life better when they aren't around, and yet I worry and miss them.
I know my brother and sister-in-law still hate me (no surprise there), yet I'm honestly so confused and hurt as to why my father hasn't even tried to contact me in any way.
Should I try again?
– Estranged Daughter
Dear Daughter: Sending one text at the beginning of a global pandemic does not qualify as making an effort to heal a breech that you seem to have initiated.
Losing your mother at a relatively young age must have been truly devastating to you. Surely it was deeply upsetting to witness your father engaging in a new relationship with someone you claim your mother disliked.
However, this is your burden to bear. Your father has the right to find a new partner. It is not your brother or his wife’s fault or responsibility that your father took up with this woman.