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Ask Amy: Tough diagnosis brings disclosure dilemma

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

I am planning a family get-together soon so we can all get to know Thomas.

I don't know what to do about Eric, who refuses to acknowledge Thomas’ existence.

If I don't invite Eric, he will make a fuss, but if I do invite him, I'm scared that he will be unwelcoming to Thomas.

I’m not sure what to do.

They are the only siblings I have left, as my two older brothers have died, along with my mom.

I just want everyone to get along!

 

Any advice?

– Caught in a Family Feud

Dear Caught: Of course, you want everyone to get along! Unfortunately, you simply can’t guarantee any particular outcome.

“Eric” has declared that he doesn’t want to have a relationship with “Thomas.”

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