If your goal is simply to communicate that you two aren’t on friendly terms, you can say something like, “We went through a difficult divorce, and it’s better for the two of us not to socialize.” You may have to smile and nod at some of the same work events, but at least you can let your friends know that you’re not so friendly you’d like to be invited to the same dinner party.
Are we obligated to continue paying for her medical expenses?
My first impulse was to tell you to speak with the adoption agency you’re working with, since presumably they have policies in place for situations exactly like yours.
We’ve paid Anita’s medical bills and an allowance so Anita didn’t have to work too hard during her final trimester. My husband and I wish Anita well, because we want her baby to succeed, but we also want to sever our relationship with her.
She’s due in six weeks, and we discovered by accident that at some point she’d changed her mind. Anita won’t be able to afford the same level of care without our money, and her mother has accused us of being heartless. We can’t afford to support Anita and pursue adoption.
Talk about the history of sundown towns in the state of Illinois and how they contributed to the existence and concentrated wealth of your “mainly white” Chicago suburb.
Tell her how you would like her to handle being pulled over, and also talk about how “acting compliant” is a course of action that’s most likely to benefit someone already privileged, and that “resisting arrest” or “failure to comply” is often used as after-the-fact justifications of police violence.
Dear Prudence, My 15-year-old daughter is a freshman in high school and has her first serious boyfriend.
They are both star athletes, honor students, nondrinkers, and really nice kids.
Dear Prudence, I’ve known my friend “B” for around five years.
We met as students and had a wonderful companionship through school and still remain close.
I love it that they are starting this new adventure in the dating scene together.