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Ask Amy: Singleton does the chicken dance at wedding

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

My best friend of more than 40 years did not call or send a card or gift.

I received an acknowledgement on Facebook, but it was nothing notable.

We live five minutes from each other and see each other frequently.

We were together a week after my birthday. Again, she never mentioned it.

We have not had an argument.

I never miss her special day. I have given gifts, and always call on the day of her birthday.


I am hurt and angry. At this point, I just want to ghost her.

Help this old lady deal with this breach in friendship.

– Sad at Seventy

Dear Sad: Turning 70 is a milestone birthday, but please don’t turn this disappointment into severing a relationship of many decades.


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