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Dear Christine, Perplexed in Pontiac

  • Posted on July 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

Dear Christine, My wife’s family is horrible. They voted for Trump, they call black people, colored or the N word or worse, they are homophobic, although they have given that a bit of a rest since I’ve been around, they love the idea of a Muslim ban and want the wall to be built. You get it? I go with her once a year to visit them only because I love her so much and will stand by her side through everything. She has started to really struggle lately and is thinking of cutting them off for good. It makes her feel really guilty because she also sends money to her mother who is a lazy alcoholic in my opinion. I swear I don’t know how she came out of that family. She is so wonderful. How can I encourage her to walk away from them without feeling guilty? Thanks, Perplexed in Pontiac Dear Perplexed, I hear you. Many families have been torn up over political disagreements, particularly after the 2016 Presidential election. In fact, I just read an article that mentioned that it’s hard for those who dislike the current administration to spend time around people who like the…