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Ask Amy: Sober friend worries about friend’s enabling

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: Thank you for your tough response to “Wondering,” who labeled her ex-husband and son “bad men” and then wondered why her daughter would have any contact with them.

I appreciated that you pointed out that parental alienation runs both ways.

– Child of Divorce

Dear Child: Some people do the very thing they deplore.



(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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