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Ask Amy: Alcoholic struggles to recover from estrangement

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: Four years ago, my daughter and son-in-law cut off all contact with me.

I am a recovering alcoholic, but I relapsed and moved in with my sister.

She and I got into a fight, so I moved out, but I didn't have anywhere to go so I asked my daughter if I could stay with her and her husband until I found a place.

They let me stay with them, but were angry about it.

After two weeks with them I moved back in with my sister, which was a mistake.

To make a long story short, I started drinking again and tried to kill myself.


I went to a behavioral health center and got help.

Now I am doing great, but they still won't talk to me.

I have been sending cards to them for birthdays and Christmas. I don't know what else to do. My daughter is my only child.

I have been sober for four years now, and I go to AA meetings.


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