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Toxic family member manipulates matriarch

Dear Amy: Without going into lengthy detail, we have been dealing with a bad relative for at least five years. We have constantly dealt with their inappropriate behavior. It has gotten to the point now that we don’t even want to deal with this person anymore, but if we cut ties, they twist stories around and make us look bad.

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Victimized granddaughter seeks compensation

Dear Amy: I am a 23-year-old female. Recently, my grandfather (my mother’s father) died. He and I were estranged due to his ongoing molestation of me and my cousin, culminating in him raping me when I was 11. He was never punished, but I had no further contact with him.

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Family group wonders how to split cabin cost

Dear Amy: My three siblings and I are planning a mountain getaway for our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration. My parents will be in the master suite room. We have all agreed to split their cost and expenses as a gift.

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Groom ponders bridal shower etiquette

Dear Amy: I am a groom-to-be. My fiancee and I grew up eight hours away from each other. My mother and my fiancee are close. Several months ago, my mom planned a bridal shower in my hometown. My fiancee’s family was annoyed, upset and somewhat hostile about this, thinking that my mother was trying to usurp their role.

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Couple at odds over homeless mother

Dear Amy: My spouse, one of the most caring and genuine people I’ve ever met, has been inviting his elderly homeless mother into our house for meals, and on occasion, to bathe or do laundry. This happens a few times a month, typically during the day. He works from home. I work elsewhere.

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Daughter juggles relationship with two mothers

Dear Amy: I am a 37-year-old woman who was adopted at the age of 6. My adoptive mother, “Jane,” encouraged me to find my biological mom, “Kate,” after Jane had recently connected with her biological family (she was also adopted). I reconnected with Kate four years ago.

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Security system reveals neighbor’s habit

Dear Amy: My husband and I recently installed a security system with cameras. One of the cameras captures a view of the driveway and street in front of our house, as well as a partial view of my neighbor’s driveway. My neighbor is a single mom with a teenage son.

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Fresno State baseball reaction to 18-inning game

Fresno State coach Mike Batesole and UC Riverside coach Troy Percival gives their thoughts on playing 18 innings in the cold Friday at Bennett Stadium. The Bulldogs, despite striking out 29 batters (the second most in NCAA history), lost 4-3.
Bryant-Jon Anteola bjanteola@fresnobee.com
Fresno State baseball reaction to 18-inning game 1:07

Fresno State baseball reaction to 18-inning game

JC women's basketball recap: Fresno City vs. American River 2:07

JC women's basketball recap: Fresno City vs. American River

Redwood wins D-II girls soccer title 2:34

Redwood wins D-II girls soccer title

Redwood wins D-II soccer title 2:34

Redwood wins D-II soccer title