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Question: Dear Luise: I have reconnected recently with an old flame from many years ago. We have good memories but nothing in common. Because we are both alone, we made more of it than is real and I don’t know what to do now to backtrack. He thinks we have a future but I know […]
Question: Dear Luise: Here I am 77yrs old and never in the world thought my daughter would turn on me. She is 49 and divorced twice from alcoholics. She has a live-in that is showing signs of alcoholism. when I first met him she later asked me what I thought. I am a little psychic: […]
Question: Dear Luise: Our son is 50, unmarried, and totally estranged from us. We have analyzed the situation over and over. We are not monsters, but perhaps we have been too generous over the years. I recently heard that spoiled children often turn against their parents and so maybe this is the case. Our daughter […]
Question: Dear Luise: Until my son and daughter were in college, we were extremely close. In 1990 I discovered that my husband had “loaned” the money I had worked for and saved for their educations to his brother, which was never paid back. Also, my husband, a military officer, retired just before making full colonel […]
Question: Dear Luise: I have been in a relationship with someone for the past 1 1/2 years. He is 28 years older than me, we worked together for 5 years and we are the best of friends we are so compatible we know we have found our mates. He has had a hard life so […]
Question: Dear Luise: Some time ago I read your response to the following situation: A son was trying to keep his aging mother from leaving their home and going into a senior retirement center. I felt your response was so timely, when you said that he should honor her request. If you still have that […]
Question: Dear Luise: While visiting my son during Christmas, the child in me came out when I saw an e-mail to him from his cousin which had, “Shssssh!” in the subject line and I read it. I felt just awful afterward and I confessed to him what I did. He forgave me after I apologized […]