I have two brothers, Peter and Brian, and am the only girl in the family. I’m close to both of them, and thank goodness they live locally. All three of us siblings are happily married. I’m very proud of Peter and Brian because, like me, they have always worked hard to get ahead in life. Our parents divorced when we were all quite young. Both remarried, had more children with their present spouses and neither of them ever helped the three of us financially.
My husband Tony and I fight practically every day. I keep trying to explain to him the basic things that are wrong and that I’ll be leaving if something doesn’t change soon. Whether I decide to stay and face the chronic fighting is up to me, but what really concerns me is our two children, Cassandra, 9, and Peter, 7. No matter how many times I tell Tony we can’t fight in front of them, he doesn’t control himself.
Dear Patti, I am friends with a young couple named Mitch and Brandi. They have two children, James, 5, and Emma, 2. Mitch’s parents are longtime friends of mine. Mitch’s job recently brought them to LA and I sometimes see him on the train since we both work downtown. I stay in casual touch with Brandi through text messages and visit them every few months. Because both sets of parents live far away, I try to be a supportive older adult friend.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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