Imagine finding out that your daughter-in-law, whom you have been helping financially along with your son (her husband) has been saying horrible things about your family on an online forum? Would you confront her? Would you tell your son? Would or SHOULD you forgive her? Is the mother-in-law meddlesome and out of line? This week’s problem, submitted to Dear Prudence, appears to be quite a tangled web, but Charlie thinks the problem is pretty simple to fix.
Experiencing the death of a loved one is always difficult. But when that death is due to suicide, it can be catastrophic and leave survivors with crushing guilt and unanswered questions that can plague them for years. This episode (from a problem submitted to Dear Prudence) addresses a question by a young woman whose boyfriend committed suicide, and whose family is apparently blaming her for his death. What should she do?