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Ask Amy: Sisters should lay their problems to rest

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: The letter from “Hurting Mom” certainly brought back some painful memories for me. She was concerned about her husband’s overprotective and intrusive parenting toward their daughter (he routinely reads her email).

My mother was like that! And just as you predicted, this hovering and interference delayed my own problem-solving skills. I was a mess until I broke free.

– Free at Last

Dear Free: It turns out that your mother was the problem you needed to solve.



(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.)

©2021 Amy Dickinson. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.



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