Ask Amy: Partners tussle over drunken mother

Dear Amy: My partner and I have been together for almost three years. Over the course of this time, I’ve come to know his family (and he, mine). While I understand that no one is perfect, it seems to me that my partner’s mother has had it in for me since we met.

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Miss Manners: Long-standing acquaintance feigns ignorance every year

Dear Miss Manners: My husband and I are academics. Every year, we spend the summer in Maine in a small community that has a wonderful nonprofit theater. We have been coming here for years, and our children have grown up attending and volunteering for shows and events.

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Carolyn Hax: The body-shaming guest is the elephant in the room

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My sister and her wife, “Sue,” will be visiting soon. I’m looking forward to seeing my sister, but feeling anxiety about Sue’s visit.

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