“...,to wit”

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#2 Jul 16, 2014
L1. Last time I heard there were a variety of antibiotics used to treat STD's but those same drugs also treated lots of other infections too.

Hey Mom, pharmacies don't print sensitive diagnoses on the bottle labels.

Bottom line, back the f* off. Snooping and interfering don't begin to describe your behavior

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#4 Jul 16, 2014
Unfortunately, the letter isn't showing up -- just you reply, post #2.
Cass

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#5 Jul 16, 2014
http://www.tmsfeatures.com/columns/advice/ask...

The link to the syndication site.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#8 Jul 16, 2014
L 2 & 3:

DEAR AMY: You were right on with your "tough love" answer to "Mike," who is afraid to turn his 20-year-old daughter out of his home.

My husband and I had the same situation. Our son quit college after one semester. He had a part-time, minimum wage job. And while he would be out all hours of the night, his father and I would lie awake and worry.

Our home was an intense battleground, my stress level was through the roof, and we had younger children in the home witnessing the disrespectful way our son was treating us.

We finally decided he had to leave. It is the most heart-wrenching, awful-feeling decision we made as parents.

It took him several years, and several bad decisions, but our son is on his way to becoming a responsible adult. It is scary to have to force your child to grow up. You worry and feel riddled with guilt, but it is a step you need to make for children to face life and become responsible, functioning members of society.-- Been There and All is Well

DEAR BEEN THERE: I agree that this is gut wrenching. And there are no guarantees it will work. But the alternative is a parent like "Mike," who described himself as a prisoner in his own home.

DEAR AMY: I appreciated your answer to "Clean Jean," who wondered about disclosing her ex-husband's long ago bad behavior to their grown children.

You suggested she ask herself, "What good would come of it?"

That question comes in handy in lots of situations.-- Faithful Reader

DEAR FAITHFUL: Thank you. It's a classic -- because it works.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#9 Jul 16, 2014
Toj wrote:
Unfortunately, the letter isn't showing up -- just you reply, post #2.
I can't figure out why the first letter will not post.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#10 Jul 16, 2014
Wow, that's weird. They disappeared, and then reappeared!

OK then!

LW1: Butt out.

LW2: I'm not sure that I agree with throwing a 20-year-old daughter out without working a little harder at preparing her for the adult world. Original LW should tell his daughter that she can stay only if she attends college or a vocational school.

LW3: Yes, exactly. No need to drag out the skeletons.

Since: Mar 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jul 16, 2014
PEllen wrote:
L1. Last time I heard there were a variety of antibiotics used to treat STD's but those same drugs also treated lots of other infections too.
Hey Mom, pharmacies don't print sensitive diagnoses on the bottle labels.
Bottom line, back the f* off. Snooping and interfering don't begin to describe your behavior
Valtrex?

And totally agree with the rest!

Shades of the Annie's Mailbox 1st letter today (about a 30 year old daughter with [maybe] OCD symptoms....) She's f*ckin' THIRTY! How do her parents even KNOW how much she brushes her teeth???

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#12 Jul 16, 2014
L1: I agree with you guys. That mother needs to let her son deal with things.

L2: Kuuipo is right -- a 20 year old needs more than age to make it in the world and they need to be prepared.

L3: Disclosure can bes wrapped in "they need to know" when really it's to make the person making the disclosure feel better by getting one in against the person. If that makes any sense at all.

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