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Ask Amy: Grieving friend wants practical help

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: “Wondering” commented on her sister-in-law’s weight loss during the pandemic by asking if she was “ill.”

Thank you for reminding people not to comment on another person’s weight loss (or gain), unless the person brings it up.

– Been There

Dear Been There: “Are you ill?” seems especially dense.



(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.)

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