Life Advice



Ask Amy: Estranged daughters mess with Christmas

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

After my own mom’s death, a former neighbor of hers berated me for not calling her to let her know.

Not helpful.

– Grieving

Dear Grieving: It is extremely hard to take on someone else’s disappointment when you are reeling and overwhelmed.



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