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Ask Amy: Family reunion presents concerns for a trans youth

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

In this case, the third guest is not invited by you, but by your guests.

Perhaps you should share this dilemma with them: “I only have two bedrooms, plus a couch and an air mattress. How do you think we should handle the sleeping arrangements?”

Dear Amy: Your answer to “Loves to Travel” was mean. Suggesting that this wife tell her husband of 52 years, “your attitude toward me makes it easier to leave” is just plain mean and unnecessary.

It’s what you say when you walk out the door for the last time – not when you’re going to Cape Cod with some girlfriends.

– Jack in NY


Dear Jack: I accept your wisdom, and thank you.


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