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Ask Amy: Mom’s boyfriend causes strain during visits

DEAR AMY: My mother and I have lived halfway across the country from one another for over 20 years. I enjoy spending time with her when she visits and want to share my family with her, but struggle with including her boyfriend of 14 years (“Jim”), who often accompanies her on these visits.

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Ask Amy: Very young love is probably harmless

DEAR READERS: I have stepped away from my daily column for two weeks to finish writing my next book, which is due to be published next fall. I hope you’ll enjoy these topical “best of” questions and answers while I’m away. Today’s letters deal with the prickly, eternal question of how to handle young love.