DEAR MORE MODEST: I seriously doubt that anyone is going to be embarrassed by the sight of a naked toddler. I know you are well-meaning, and your points may be valid, but frankly, I think you should let your daughter raise her daughter.
DEAR ABBY: I’m 61 and a recent widower. I befriended a new co-worker, a woman who is single and 41. We started going out socially, and I was getting back into life. I just found out she and my 24-year-old son have been dating for the last four months. Neither one mentioned anything about it to me. They were sneaking behind my back, and she continued to do things with me. When I realized what was going on, I confronted her and told her I felt taken advantage of and deceived. I stopped speaking with her after that. Am I wrong to feel this way? Her relationship has come between my son and me. And yes, I realize it takes two to tango. — IT TAKES TWO IN THE EAST
DEAR IT TAKES TWO: Your son and your co-worker should have been upfront with you. That neither one was shows a lack of character. However, there is an upside to this. You now realize you are ready to go on living after the death of your wife. Get involved in community activities; go on some dating sites and you will meet someone better suited than your co-worker. What happened with her is yet another unfortunate example of what can go wrong in an office romance.
DEAR ABBY: I have a quick question. How long after a death should you wait to send a sympathy card? I have looked at your mom’s and aunt’s old columns, Amy Vanderbilt and Emily Post and cannot find an answer. — NEEDS TO KNOW IN GEORGIA
DEAR NEEDS: The time to send a sympathy card is when you receive the sad news.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.