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July 14, 2014

Ask Amy: Mother excels at probing, not parenting

Dear Amy: I am a college student. My mother and I have a great relationship — I feel like I can tell her anything — but there is one problem that has become increasingly frustrating. If I give her the name of a guy I would maybe consider dating, she insists on conducting extensive Internet searches until she has found his hometown, his high school activities, his parents' professions, his past girlfriends — everything.

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