Dear Abby: My husband received a large inheritance two years ago, but he hasn’t given me a penny. She has always been a supportive husband. Before taking the money, he told me he was going to give me $5,000 and buy a car.
Something changed his mind and he became very selfish. When I told him about this we got into a big fight and he said he “didn’t have to” give me anything. This bothered me to the point that it put strain on our communication and marriage. what can i do? — It’s hurting so much in the South.
For those of you who are really hurt: If you can calmly ask your husband why he changed his mind after promising you a new car and money, start there. If that is not possible, the help of a certified marriage and family therapist may be helpful to restore the level of communication that you and your husband had before receiving the inheritance and to restore trust between you both. It may be necessary. (I’m sure he can afford it now.)
Dear Abby: My 31-year-old son dated a woman for a month. Several times she got drunk and got very mean. He decided to end the relationship and did it in person.
Unfortunately, during the short time we spent together, he let slip some personal issues he was dealing with. A few weeks after they broke up, she contacted him. When he didn’t respond, she contacted him again and threatened to make his personal problems public.What would you do in this situation? — Careful Mom in New Jersey
Dear Mom: The healthiest thing for your son to do would be to continue to ignore the woman. Nothing positive will come from getting involved in a contentious relationship with someone who may be unstable. Alternatively, have his lawyer write her a letter and tell her that if she posts anything on social media that could damage his reputation (and job, business, etc.), damages and legal costs. , you will be asked to explain that you may be liable for litigation costs.
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