Parents cancel holiday dinners when adult children will not bury hatchet
Dear Abby: The holiday season is here, with the traditional family dinner get-togethers. Our problem is, our two children (ages 27 and 29) don’t like each other and rarely have contact. This creates such stressful holiday meals that my wife and I would prefer to simply not have them.
What words should we use to explain to both of them that we will no longer host holiday family dinners in the future? The conundrum arises if one of them says, “Well, I can come for Thanksgiving, so ‘Jesse’ can come for Christmas,” which divides us in a way that is unacceptable. Although we have asked them to work out their issues, they have made no progress. Your advice?
— Dad Stressed By
The Holidays and I have decided to make other plans instead.”
Dear Abby: I am a 64year-old man who has decided to donate my body to science after I pass. Would it be helpful to write/have a bio that includes some of my medical history?
I am a Type 2 diabetic and have scars on my face from injuries from when I was a kid to adulthood. I’m not interested in writing a book but thought it might be helpful after I die for the medical institution. What do you think?
— Curious In Fort Worth