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Dear Abby: Aunt seeks the right approach to niece in need of guidance

Aunt seeks the right approach to niece in need of guidance Long story short, my niece has been dating — for the second time — a man her father’s age. Worried Aunt in Texas Dear Worried Aunt: The girl heard what I said about her, and the stricken look on her face told me how much it hurt. [...] I have spent the last 49 years trying to be kind to others to make up for it. If there are people who read your column who remember a stinging remark that was aimed at them, please let them know that some of us regret it very much. Dear Miss Smart Mouth: I’m glad you wrote because I’m sure more than one reader has been the target of unkind remarks at one time or another, and even may have made a few themselves. What he meant by it was that a judge can instruct a jury to “disregard that statement,” but once something is out there, it’s very hard to erase from memory.

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