I am writing to you regarding people sharing pictures of children in the buff on Facebook, Instagram or other social media. I have a girlfriend who constantly posts naked pictures of her 3-year-old son.
I have been dating my boyfriend “William” for 2.5 years. We are both divorced with children. William’s ex-wife had a horrible two-year affair that hurt him deeply. Knowing this, I have always tried to assure him that he is the only man in my life and I make sure to go above and beyond to reassure him that I am thinking about him whenever we are apart. However, in the past six months, William has become extremely jealous of my very dear gay friend of many years “Kevin” (who also happens to be an important client of mine).
I did something I shouldn’t have done, and I read her journal. I had to see what was wrong with her. Her journal noted that she has always had self-esteem issues. It also stated that she has been trying to make herself more attractive, because she craves attention (which I try to give her), that she has become bored, and sees risky behavior approaching.
Dear Amy: My husband and I are retired in our mid-60s, in relatively good health and financially independent. Our two adult children, who are in their early 40s, live in neighboring Midwestern states. Both hold professional jobs. Our son, “Chad” is married, a doctor with young children, and doing quite well.
After the death of her father, and then the death of her brother (nine years later), my daughter decided to attend college instead of working in sales and in the food industry. I agreed to support her during her time in college. Now she has two associate degrees (in computers), and she did well.
About 16 years ago, I decided to sever all contact with my two brothers. This decision was based on the fact that as a child, I was mentally, physically and sexually abused by both of them. Since that time, my sister and I have held separate holiday celebrations without including them.
My children are friends with a set of siblings. The kids enjoy spending time together, and their mother has even baby-sat for me on occasion. She publicly announced on social media that my husband and I were great parents and my kids were very well behaved.