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Continued: Ask Amy: Peer pressure to marry confounds young adult

Amy says: I agree that any adolescent caught in this bind would benefit from talking to a professional, but if your daughter were more stable (and chose to live closer to her child, for instance) this would help the child more than therapy.

If your daughter committed to ongoing therapy, maybe it would inspire her ex and his wife to also seek therapy for their child.

Coming out isn’t easy

Dear Amy: I take exception to your comment that a gay man being in a straight marriage was an “extreme breach.”

This assumes that the man went into the marriage fully aware that he was gay and trying to fool his wife. It’s not that easy. Sometimes it takes a person years to self-actualize while society says “it’s wrong.”

He was not living a lie all those years, but probably was not sure and trying to be “straight.” I have many friends in the same situation.

Amy says: I see your point. Thank you.

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