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Ask Amy: Doctor suspects child has autism

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My husband has been involved with a former college classmate (female) who he reconnected with at a reunion a couple of years ago.

They are in touch every weekend, sometimes texting back and forth for hours.

When I have expressed alarm about this, he offers to show me their text exchanges, but I don’t want to start a fight.

Then he accuses me of not trusting him.

Can you help me find a way out?

– Upset


Dear Upset: Spontaneously take your husband up on his offer to view his text exchanges.

Also, because you don’t seem to trust him, his accusation is correct.

You should be brave enough to risk discovering whatever answers emerge from discussing this with your husband.

Dear Amy: Responding to the letter from “Totally Confused Mom,” whose adult daughters have turned on her, people today in their 20s and 30s all seem to have mental stress, trauma, anxiety, other issues with fancy names – and, of course, the source of their problems is always their parents!


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