Life Advice



Ask Amy: Parents worry about daughter’s choices

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Should I pursue any further conversation with her? I don't know if it will be productive.

Should I let her figure this out on her own?

Would a written letter be effective?

– Concerned Pop

Dear Concerned: Your daughter’s boyfriend was nabbed for DUI while driving to a dispensary on Christmas Eve. This means that he was either drunk or high when he was pulled over, and that he was headed out to purchase more.

It is illegal in every state to drive under the influence of marijuana.


He obviously has a problem.

Yes, your bright and successful daughter has some thinking to do.

I don’t think you should push too hard, because pressure and judgment might push her toward him.

Some people need to personally experience the real-world consequences of addiction before they can take action.


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