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Ask Amy: Mother frets over monstrous middle name

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

You are right: his behavior is concerning.

Now that At A Loss is retired, her social relationships are important for her safety and wellness. Abusers work hard to alienate their victims.

My ex-husband did this. A healthy, caring spouse would not avoid his own children or seek to alienate her from her own.

– Abuse Survivor

Dear Survivor: This husband seemed quite jealous over his wife’s affectionate attachment to her children. This does not bode well for their future.



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