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Ask Amy: Denying child’s identity is a rejection

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

So, he knows you don’t remember what you did to offend him, but he also won’t fill you in.

His behavior has effectively made you the wounded party, now, and I agree with your current sentiment toward him.

I do wish you two would be brave enough to at least hash this out verbally, however, versus trading cryptic texts.

Dear Amy: “Heartbroken at 63” was written by a woman whose older husband has been involved with a 19-year-old for two years.

That needs to be investigated. He might have started with a minor!

Something about this is fishy!


– Herberdenia

Dear Herberdenia: I agree that this relationship is “fishy” – “catfishy,” in my opinion, as this “relationship” seemed to be occurring online.


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