Life Advice



Ask Amy: Modern family unit faces a ‘Rebecca’

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

I assume your dining group doesn’t have a problem doing things the way you have been. So – rock on. Your daughter’s “just desert” is on me.

Dear Amy: “Stuck” was a widow dating a widower whose adult daughter rejected her. Stuck might suggest that he reassure his unaccepting daughter by telling her, “No one will ever replace my relationship with your Mom. I HONORED my marriage vow: ‘Til death do us part.’ And now I’m grateful to have a companion to share my life with.”

– Patty

Dear Patty: Great advice.



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